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CILS Offices

CILS has four offices in the state of California. If you are an individual or Tribe seeking services, please contact the office that serves the county where you live or the county that your Tribe is in.

Need help determining which office to call?

Click here to use a map of California to determine your nearest CILS office.

Principal Office

(Please note that the principal office of CILS has moved to Escondido.)

609 S. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: (760) 746-8941; (800) 743-8941
Fax: (760) 746-1815

Bishop Office

873 N. Main Street, Suite 120
Bishop, CA 93514
Tel: (760) 873-3581; (800) 736-3582
Fax: (760) 873-7461

Counties Served
Alpine, Inyo, Kern, Mono, Tuolumne

Escondido Office

609 S. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: (760) 746-8941; (800) 743-8941
Fax: (760) 746-1815

Counties Served
Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Eureka Office

324 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Tel: (707) 443-8397; (800) 347-2402
Fax: (707) 443-8913

Counties Served
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity

Sacramento Office

117 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 978-0960; (800) 829-0284
Fax: (916) 400-4891

Counties Served
Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba

How can you help?

California Indian Legal Services Wish List!

Professional printing services


New Laptop

Phone system

American Indian artwork for our offices

Cash donations

Folding tables and chairs for events

Reams of copy paper

Postage stamps

Gift cards from Office Depot or Staples

Office furniture: we have not updated our offices since 1974

Not sure what to donate? How about volunteering:

Fundraising events

Advertising - marketing


Office help

Facility improvements: painting and handyman assistance

Donors may contact CILS Development Director, Nicole Scott, at 760-746-8941 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . for additional information.


How can you help?

Please view our California Indian Legal Services Wish List!

Board of Trustees positions

CILS seeks community representatives for the CILS Board of Trustees. Please read our Announcement.

Reminder: ICWA published decisions available

See our ICWA Cases Post-2012 Benchguide page for links to published California & Supreme Court decisions.

Questions about the Cobell Settlement?

Contact their toll free number 1-800-961-6109 or visit their website.

DOI Land Buy-Back Program Website

Click here to view the site launched August 2013.

Prevent foreclosure: know your rights!

Click here for more info. 

Tax Corner

ICWA Benchguide

Link to ICWA Benchguide

Popular Pages

Video Corner

CILS staff discuss Indian law topics of the day.

View Now: The Indian Law & Order Commission (ILOC) and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center's Partners for Justice: UCLA Institute on Criminal Law in Indian Country presented a one-day symposium showcasing the ILOC report. CILS Executive Director Dorothy Alther commented re Strengthening Tribal Justice & Detention Alternatives. Ms. Alther appears as the third speaker.


      California Indian Legal Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  Your contribution (less the value of any goods or services you received in exchange) is tax deductible as provided by law.  Please be advised that CILS’ activities are regulated under federal law by the Legal Services Corporation, guaranteeing that your contribution may not be expended for any purpose prohibited by the Legal Services Corporation Act or regulations.  Tax ID# 94-1676390

or to donate via U.S. mail, click here for our form.

Please read our full Donation Statement

Cy Pres

Cy Pres Awards are another vital financial resource for CILS. Click here for more info.



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