Legal Department

CAIR-MA provides assistance and information on civil rights issues affecting the Muslim community in Massachusetts by way of legal representation, educational materials and programs, policy work, and outreach activities.  These areas of law are our priorities, although we will consider other compelling cases or issues as the need arises:


  • Bullying

  • Education discrimination

  • Employment discrimination

  • FBI or police surveillance and harassment

  • Hate crimes and harassment

  • Housing discrimination

  • Prisoners’ religious freedoms

  • Public accommodations

  • Travel abuses

For issues that we do not handle – such as immigration, family law, and criminal defense – we refer callers to other lawyers or legal groups, state or federal agencies, and non-legal service providers.  

If you need legal assistance, please contact our Legal Director, Barbara J. Dougan, at, 781-281-9992 (direct line), or by using the form below.

Contact Us


123 South Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111


1+(617) 862-9159


Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm