More Muslim Clients?

The New York Times today reported that after a post-9/11 drop, more Muslims are moving to the U.S.  They are coming from countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen–and they are educated.  Citing census data, The New York Times reports that “a larger percentage of immigrants from Muslim countries have graduate degrees than other American residents, and their average salary is 20 percent higher.”

And these affluent, educated immigrants will need legal help.

How can US lawyers position themselves to help these new clients?  Increased understanding of these potential clients and their native cultures will be important.  Helpful information is available through resources like:

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and its Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and  American Muslim Studies Program

The Council on American-Islamic Relations

The Arab American Institute

The Middle East Institute

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