Legal Resources

​The aim of this wing is to activate legal resources for the community. When members of our community, such as asylum-seekers, are in need, we connect them to resources and representation. We are building a network of like-minded attorneys who are able to help our most vulnerable. Tasks include:

  • Finding attorneys who can support the needs of our community and building a database of attorneys

  • Responding to community needs as they arise by linking to the appropriate attorneys 

  • This work is conducted through AMBA's Legal Resources Network (LRN) which is the umbrella network of AMBA's more specialized Law Firm Network (LFN).

Sakina Rizvi

Legal Resources Chair | resources@ambalegal.org

Sakina Rizvi is a consultant to, and formerly the Chief Program Officer of, Imamia Medics International (IMI), a global faith-based Muslim humanitarian organization. During that time, she managed multiple departments at IMI HQ and was also IMI’s Representative to the United Nations. She has worked in a number of international disaster relief and health missions, including in Iraq and Haiti. Sakina also served as the US Director for the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. She has also worked on interfaith engagement, coalition-building and advocacy training within the Muslim American community, and empowering Muslim women to lead and succeed. She graduated from the Washington College of Law, American University.

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Sajjad Soltan

Legal Resources Vice Chair

Mohammad Sajjad is native to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He received his high school diploma at the age of 14 and began his undergraduate studies shortly after. At the University of Maryland - College Park he attained a Bachelor's of Science in General Biology with a focus on Biochemistry, a Bachelor's of Arts in Philosophy with a focus on Grecian Ethics and the Philosophy of Language, and a minor in International Studies. He also served as Vice President for the local Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. Currently, he is a student pursuing a Juris Doctorate at The Marshall–Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.

2020 Legal Resources Committee Members

Sakina Rizvi, Sajjad Soltan, Saira Haider, Salmah Y. Rizvi, Mohammad Pathan, Asad Hussain

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