About Pro Bono Opportunities with MILS
Among Michigan’s Native communities, especially those located in rural areas of the state, the percentage of individuals living below the poverty level is generally much higher than the state overall. Poverty and scarce legal resources contribute to a significantly greater need for effective legal counsel and you can be a part of the solution by volunteering as a pro bono attorney with MILS.
MILS has a pro bono opportunity to fit your schedule, your location, and your practice area. Sign up as a pro bono volunteer to:
Provide community legal education presentations to rural Native communities in Michigan
Provide mentoring or case consultation to MILS staff attorneys in your area of expertise
Directly represent MILS clients
For more information, contact our pro bono team at (231) 947-0122.
Sharing is a Native American tradition. We invite you to participate in this tradition by contributing to MILS. With your support, MILS can continue to achieve justice on behalf of Native Americans.
Donations can be made through GuideStar.
For Michigan licensed attorneys, donations can be made through the Access to Justice Campaign.
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Because MILS receives funding through the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), we are required to notify all funders, including private donors, that we will not engage in activities prohibited by the LSC Act , regulations, or appropriations riders using the donated funds. Prohibitions include such activities as abortion litigation, class actions, civil litigation on behalf of the incarcerated, representation for undocumented aliens, evictions from public housing involving illegal drug activities, lobbying, handling state or federal criminal cases, school desegregation cases, or cases involving military desertion. Some of these restrictions do not apply to funds from Tribal Governments. For more information, please see 45 CFR 1610.