Indian Law Pro Bono Projects

Columbia Law School's Native American Law Students Association is planning three, week-long pro bono trips this March.  Twenty-two students will be working at three sites across the country to provide legal services to Native communities.  All money raised will help the students pay for transportation and accomodation. 

Anishinabe Legal Services - Cass Lake, MN
Anishinabe Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income individuals living on or near the Leech Lake, Red Lake, and White Earth Reservations in Northwestern Minnesota. Students will work with ALS attorney's to provide direct services to clients with regard to their civil legal needs and complete other related projects serving the reservation communities. There will be a strong emphasis on assisting victims of domestic violence.

Wisconsin Judicare
Judicare staff and Students from Columbia Law School will be available to assist anyone who wants to draft a will, powers of attorney, and other basic estate planning services for free at various locations throughout the week.

DNA People’s Legal Services - Monument Valley, AZ
DNA People's Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm in the Southwestern United States that provides low-income communities with free civil legal services. The organization's name comes from a Navajo phrase meaning "attorneys who work for the economic revitalization of The People.” Students may work on direct client services, legal trainings for community members, or a clinic targeting a specific issue burdening low-income families (such as predatory lending practices, mobile home repossessions, or domestic abuse).

Check out more about Columbia NALSA: CLS NALSA

Donations

  • Nick Brandestini 
    • $100 
    • 61 mos
  • ali spangler 
    • $20 
    • 63 mos
  • Nicole Leeds 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Elizabeth Cleary 
    • $100 
    • 64 mos
  • Jacob Viramontes 
    • $20 
    • 64 mos
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Organizer

Shannon Cleary 
Organizer
New York, NY
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