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American Indian Law Alliance

The American Indian Law Alliance (AILA) Legal Services Project provides free, culturally sensitive legal services for the New York City Native American community, numbering over 40,000. These legal services include, but are not limited to, basic legal services in housing and discrimination, as well as work with the Indian Child Welfare Act and border-crossing issues affected by the Jay Treaty. Volunteers are required to carry out their cases to completion.

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Native Americans
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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