Mona is author of the award-winning book, And So You Were Born. Granted the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (Category: Spirituality/Religion), the Awards are handed to publishers large and small from around the world. Encouraging a purpose-led life for youngsters and inspired by faith traditions, And So You Were Born is available in hardcover as well as an interactive, first-of-its-kind, personalizable book app version with video recording for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app has landed in the Top 100 Book Apps in the U.S. iTunes App Store and on top charts in countries worldwide.
In a similar vein, Mona’s effort to empower others – particularly younger minds – spills further into her work with her peers: Millennials. Having written hundreds of articles for her site, LegalGreenRoom.com, Mona works to increase legal literacy and knowledge by providing legal tips for today’s generation and covering the law behind trending stories. Topics range from selfie laws, rules surrounding hosting a party, estate planning for new couples and families, and copyright infringement suits of the generation’s favorite artists. She was formerly a legal writer for PopStopTV.com, covering the law behind entertainment headlines, and a contributor of legal articles for entrepreneurs at LoveToKnow.com. Her work can also be seen scattered throughout a myriad of other outlets, from Latin Trends magazine to GalTime.com.
Mona’s other published work includes the Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country, an immigration reform resource book with contributions from notable legal figures and policymakers. Much of her interest focuses on national and international policy, with a main focus on international law and human rights. These articles have been featured in papers as near as Arizona, as south as Guatemala, and as far as Italy. Papers and presentations have included: The Voice of Civil Society in World Governance; Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in World Government (Past, Present, and Future); The Iranian Government’s Use of Islamic Jurisprudence to Destroy Bahá’í Identity; Justifying State Intervention Where a Parent Objects to Medical Treatment on Religious Grounds; Religious Persecution in Iran; Dependency on Oil: No Room for Conflict; and The Road Towards a People’s Assembly. The latter was received in high recognition from the local United Nations Association Board, and was then presented at the Annual National United Nations Association Convention. Mona was an editorial board member for the Whittier Law Journal of Child and Family Advocacy, and she was a legal contributor for Payam Ashena, a top-rated local magazine popular in the Southern Californian Iranian community. She also reported on legislative updates that would impact the automotive industry for The Legal Advocate, her former law firm’s quarterly newsletter for its Fortune 500 clientele of automotive manufacturers.