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The mission of Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) is to improve the lives of Native American peoples, families, and communities through legal assistance and advocacy at no charge for those who are income-eligible for services. MILS is a specialized law office that serves the unique legal needs of the members of the native communities in Michigan to: 1) protect families and cultural practices, 2) secure fundamental rights and access to basic needs, and 3) challenge policies and practices that are harmful to our clients and client communities.

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To conduct a new intake please call


1-231-947-0122

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


**** We do not handle state or federal criminal cases. Please ask for a court appointed attorney or call the Michigan Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 968-0738. ****


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Our Locations

(and regular on-site hours in Southwest Michigan)

TRAVERSE CITY OFFICE814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A Traverse City, MI 49686 Phone: (231) 947-0122Fax: (231) 947-3956
Serves Statewide
Office Hours:Monday - Friday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
POKAGON OFFICE27043 Potawatomi TrailDowagiac, MI 49047Phone: (269) 462-4295 (or call the Traverse City office)Fax: (231) 947-3956
Serves Pokagon Members and Spouses
Office Hours:Wednesday and every other Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Modified due to COVID)
NHBP - PINE CREEK OFFICECommunity CenterMno-Bmadzewen WayFulton, MI 49052 Phone: (269) 729-5151 ext. 8452 (or call the Traverse City office)Fax: (231) 947-3956
Serves NHBP Members and Spouses
Office Hours:Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Modified due to COVID)
NHBP - GRAND RAPIDS OFFICE311 State StreetGrand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: (269) 729-5151 ext. 8452 (or call the Traverse City office)Fax: (231) 947-3956

Serves NHBP Members and Spouses
Office Hours:Every other Thursday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.(Modified due to COVID)
Gun Lake2872 Mno Bmadzewen DriveShelbyville, MI 49344Phone: (269) 397-1780(or call the Traverse City office)Fax: (231) 947-3956
Serves Gun Lake Citizens and Spouses
Office Hours:First Thursday of the Month8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.