How We Can Help
If you live on or near the Leech Lake, Red Lake, or White Earth Reservations, and meet our 2020 Income Guidelines, we may be able to help you, regardless of race, ethnicity, or enrollment status, in the following types of cases:
If you would like to find out if ALS can help you with your legal needs please call our central office during intake hours at: 800-422-1335, or visit our interactive ONLINE INTAKE: https://www.lawhelpmn.org/lawhelpmn-guide.
Intake hours are currently: for walk-in clients M-Th 8:00am to 4:30pm and for callers: M-Th 8:30am to 3:30pm. Fridays 8:30am to 3:00pm. You can complete an intake form (pdf - print only) and bring it to our Cass Lake office during intake hours, fax it to our Cass Lake office at 218-335-7988, or email it to our Cass Lake office at email@example.com.
Child Protection: We may be able to represent you if you are involved in a Child In Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS/Child Protection) case in the Leech Lake or White Earth Reservation Tribal Courts.
Family Law Matters: we represent victims of crime or domestic violence with civil legal problems. This includes family law matters such as Custody/Visitation, Orders for Protection, Child Support and Dissolution of Marriage.
Evictions: We may be able to represent you if you are being evicted from tribal or public housing, you are a vulnerable adult, or you are a victim of domestic abuse.
Garnishment: If your bank funds are being garnished and you are collection proof we might be able to help you. If you are not sure if you are collection proof please contact our office for intake.
Wills, Healthcare Directives, & Durable Powers of Attorney: If you are disabled, terminally ill, are about to undergo a life-threatening medical procedure, or are over 60 years of age, please contact us for intake.
Social Security: If you need help filing a social security claim we might be able to help you. Certain other requirements apply, please contact our office for intake.
Civil Forfeiture: If you have received a forfeiture notice that arose from the reservation of your enrollment we may be able to help you. Certain other requirements apply, please contact our office for intake.
Indian Law: If you have a concern that involves certain Indian law issues we might be able to help. If you believe your concerns may fall into this category, please contact our office for intake.
Custody or Visitation: We do not represent individuals in court in custody or visitation cases. An attorney may be able to help you fill out forms and give you general advice, call our office for intake.
Other Legal Issues: If you have legal concerns that do not fall into any of the above categories we may still be able to help you. Please call our office for intake or complete an intake form and bring it to our offices.
Tribal Wellness Court: ALS provides services to eligible individuals engaged in tribal wellness courts at Leech Lake and White Earth. In order to qualify for services, clients should ask the Court to order an attorney to represent them.