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Encyclopedia Entries


For Love or Money: Navigating your first immigration case, Maryland Bar Bulletin, August 2010 (pending publication)


Baltimore Magazine’s voted Baltimore’s Top Lawyers, 2003


Article about Attorney Said, Harvard Law Magazine, Summer 1998



CONFERENCES (Partial Listing)


American League of Women Voters, Impact of immigration and immigrants in Howard County, 2007, panelist


American Immigration Lawyers Association, Arriving Aliens: Bond proceedings before an Immigration Judge and Parole Applications before Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. 2006, panelist

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Liaison: Training and mentoring new practitioners appearing before the Baltimore Immigration Court, 2002-2004, liaison, organizer


Unraveling the National Entry/ Exit Registration System, Baltimore, Maryland 2002, speaker




Member, Maryland Commission for Civil Rights, Appointed by Governor of Maryland



Member, Commission to Study The Impact of Immigrants in the State of Maryland, Council Member, 2010


Testified before the Maryland Legislature on bills relating to E-Verify, detentions of aliens with unlawful presence, Annapolis, Maryland, Spring session, 2010


Testified before the Maryland Legislature on new driver’s license requirements on unlawful presence and the Real ID Act, Annapolis, Maryland, Spring session, 2009


Member, Commission for New Americans, A Fresh Start: Improving Immigrant Integration for a Stronger Maryland, Council Member, August 2009





Member, New York Bar

Member, Maryland Bar1

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, DC Chapter




Fluent in English and Swahili; and fair in Arabic