Palestinian American Bar Association

Prior Events and Initiatives

June 30, 2024

June 24, 2024

June 1, 2024

April 26, 2024

PABA is dedicated to empowering our members on all fronts, including their mental health. On April 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST/ 9:00 AM PST, we will host an event focusing on Mental Health and Awareness for Palestinian Americans. This interactive panel discussion will feature two esteemed mental health experts from the Palestinian community, Dr. Ruba Alami and Dr. Shereen Naser. Together, they'll help us navigate the unique experiences and challenges faced by Palestinians in the diaspora.

Through guided conversation, Drs. Alami and Naser will equip us with valuable tools to understand our experiences and develop coping strategies. This session aims to empower you to delve deeper into your Palestinian identity and build resilience for the future. Registration is open only to PABA members.

April 19, 2024

April 12, 2024

April 3, 2024

Please join us for an employment and student rights webinar hosted by Amanda Ghannam on April 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST/ 9:00 AM PST.  This webinar will be an educational initiative focused around employment and knowing your rights in the workplace and at school.

Registration is open only to PABA members.

March 22, 2024

The Palestinian American Bar Association invites you to our first public event held on March 22 at 12:00 PM EST/ 9:00 AM PST.

Four of our immigration attorneys will lead a webinar focusing on immigration options available to Gazans and their families.

This event is open to the public.

March 15, 2024

March 14, 2024

Link to Amicus Brief
The Palestinian American Bar Association proudly announces that we are a signatory to a very important amicus brief. 

In Defense for Children International - Palestine, et al. v. Biden, et al., Palestinian human rights organizations, together with Palestinians in Gaza and the U.S. (“Plaintiffs”), filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Austin for the U.S. officials’ failure to prevent and complicity in the Israeli government’s unfolding genocide against them, their families, and the 2.2 million Palestinians in Gaza. In its order granting defendants' motion to dismiss, the federal district court held that "it is plausible that Israel’s conduct amounts to genocide," but the court declined to exercise jurisdiction due to the political question doctrine.  

On behalf of Plaintiffs, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Van Der Hout LLP filed an appeal of the dismissal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  PABA has joined dozens of other organizations in signing the amicus brief in support of the Plaintiffs' appeal to reinstate the case and have it decided on the merits.  As we stated in the amicus brief, PABA is an association of attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals whose mission includes supporting the protection of human rights and upholding international law. We firmly believe that the obligation to prevent genocide and refrain from complicity is ingrained within the legal profession.