Obiter dicta, prima facie, in pari delicto; as a conglomerate of terms from different and oftentimes dead languages, legal jargon is by nature extremely complex for the average person to interpret and comprehend. Thankfully for the law degree-less masses, one attorney has brought it on himself to translate this so-called ‘legalese’ into digestible and totally graspable concepts, as easily accessible at the tap of a screen. Meet Haitham Amin, social media’s quick fix to confusing legal topics.
As a true modern-day man, Amin has taken his talents and know-how to a number of different online platforms, appealing to a wide variety of audiences. One of his most comprehensive ventures has been via YouTube, which lends itself to more difficult topics thanks to its support of longer videos. Here, Amin has helped guide people through a variety of intricate subjects, including how to obtain a U.S. Green Card quickly, how to handle yourself when getting pulled over, and what exactly is an arraignment. Some of the lawyer’s most popular videos aided vulnerable members of the U.S. population through the tricky and unprecedented situations brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, offering expert counsel on growing PPP loan fraud and various stimulus check scams people could fall prey to.
Though Amin’s YouTube endeavor has largely been a success, younger generations tend to prefer their information in quick, bite sized pieces, rather than full length videos. To appeal to this youthful demographic, Amin also bestows his wisdom in short content posted to Gen Z favorite TikTok and Millennial darling Instagram, where he has an impressive following of more than 209,000 fans tuning in to his sage advice.
Any would-be skeptics concerned about the reliability of an online account’s advice need fear not when it comes to Amin’s legal expertise. As a fixture in the San Francisco legal scene for more than a decade, Amin boasts experience in the courtroom in spades from operating his own renowned practice, Amin Law. Plus, the attorney knows a thing or two about sharing his wealth of knowledge with those who truly need it, having served as a Public Defender in the San Francisco area for a number of years.