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News & Updates from LCJC

Mar 03, 2016


Civil Legal Clinics for the Arabic Speaking Community

In Arabic and English

The Louisiana Civil Justice Center is proud to announce a new clinic tailored to the Louisiana Arabic speaking community. LCJC’s Director of Legal Services, Evian Mugrabi, Esq, will conduct a series of bilingual clinics and Q&A sessions oriented towards the legal needs of Arabic speakers.   LCJC has a strong commitment to providing free legal aid and resources to vulnerable communities, and is excited to expand their services to immigrant and non-English speaking groups.

LCJC was invited by the Loyola Muslim Student Association (MSA) and associated student groups in the New Orleans area to present on civil legal issues facing the immigrant community.  The first Arabic Clinic took place Thursday, March 3, 2016.   LCJC worked alongside Catholic Charities’ supervising attorney Homero Lopez to provide a presentation on the visa process, naturalization, and paths to citizenship for permanent residents. LCJC also presented on the civil protections and benefits available to immigrants and permanent residents, covering topics including education and healthcare access, public benefits, and housing and workplace discrimination.

Future clinics will focus on additional issues such as divorce, custody, wills and successions, bankruptcy, domestic violence, and other.   Free legal assistance is also available through LCJC’s website, toll-free legal hotline, and self help desks in the New Orleans Civil District Court and the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna (Visit laciviljustice.org or call (800) 310-7029).

 

Arabic clinic photo

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