Anishinabe Legal Services - Cass Lake Office
Who We Are
Anishinabe Legal Services is a 501 c (3) corporation that was established in 1967. Our primary mission is to provide free civil legal services to the residents on or near Leech Lake, Red Lake, and White Earth reservations. We have three offices which are centrally located in their respective communities. Specifically our services concentrate on preventing domestic violence and keeping families together, however we also target issues that are unique to Native American people including jurisdiction, Trust land heirship, forfeitures, and other Indian Law issues.
Additional services are available through the Crime Victims Legal Services Program to individuals who reside on or near the White Earth, Red Lake, and Leech Lake reservations, and who have civil legal needs as the result of being a victim of a crime. Any crime qualifies for help through this project. Examples of such crimes are assault, domestic abuse or violence, burglary, identity theft, and so on. The crime does not have to be reported to the police. The program attorney will provide help on many civil legal issues. Examples of legal needs are Orders for Protection, custody, clearing one’s credit history, restitution and/or reparations, privacy rights of victims of a crime, and so on. There are no income or asset limits for clients seeking assistance under this program. The program may provide advice, brief service such as help with legal forms, or full representation to clients.
Who We Serve
- Becker County
- Beltrami County
- Cass County
- Clearwater County
- Hubbard County
- Itasca County
- Mahnomen County
- Additional Service Area Info
- Anishinabe Legal Services serves residents on or near the Red Lake, Leech Lake, or White Earth reservations.
- Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Legal Representation
- Brief Advice
- Self-Help Materials
How to Get Help
You can contact this organization by:
- Phone Number
- 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The intake screener will ask a series of questions to determine eligibility. If a client is eligible for services, then the client would be placed on hold to speak to the "case handler" for that particular intake day. If the "case handler" is unavailable, then the client would be told that his/her case will be "staffed" and he/she will be contacted at a later date.
Bring any documents pertaining to your current legal situation; ie. court orders, police reports, etc.
Free and easy online application: https://www.justice4mn.org/a2j/
The Cass Lake office also takes referrals or contracted cases.