Criminal Defense & Juvenile Delinquency in the Tribal Courts

MILS staff may provide criminal representation for members of federally acknowledged/recognized tribes in tribal court if


Since 2008, MILS has provided criminal defense representation in tribal courts and now provides this service in several of the tribal courts using DOJ BJA, LSC, and tribal contract funds. MILS represents criminal defendants facing loss of liberty in tribal courts. By assisting unrepresented defendants in criminal cases, MILS has helped develop tribal justice systems and tribal court judges believe that they can better serve justice when MILS represents defendants who would otherwise be unrepresented.

photo of a tribal court room