Muslim Moms Join Forces, Open Law Firm

October 5, 2007

Author: Shenequa A. Golding

Source: Daily Southtown,100507Amal.article

When asked what kind of attorney she is, Janaan Hashim has a sharp reply.

"A good one," Hashim said with a laugh.

She is one of six attorneys in a new, all-female, all-Muslim, all-working-mother law firm in Palos Heights. The women named their venture Amal Law Group.

"Amal," which is Arabic for "hope," is what these attorneys hope to bring to their clients.

Ranging in age from 27 to 40, the women practice a variety of specialties. Their law firm will offer general litigation, family law, immigration and civil rights law and more.