Pro Bono Program

Become an MILS pro bono attorney to help increase legal assistance to low income Native communities throughout Michigan.

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 Norika Kida Betti and Hank Fields at or by calling (231) 947-0122.

Clinics and Community Legal Education Events

Michigan's Clean Slate Law: Criminal Records Expungement

Presented by MILS & UDM School of Law

What To Do When You're Stopped By The Police

Presented by Attorney Robyn McCoy

Overview of Veterans Benefits

Presented by Margaret Costello and Detroit Mercy Law Students

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