CILS is proud to announce our 45th Gala Celebration Plans Please visit our Gala page for details about our October 24, 2012 Anniversary Gala. This year marks nearly a half century of CILS’ service to Native communities in California. The Gala promises to include a reception, auction, California cuisine and a California Native band. We are […]
Tribal Alert: Thanks to the CILS I-CAN!™ E-File Partnership: 2011 Federal and State Income Tax Returns Surpass 2010 Amounts Tax refunds totaling $349,859 were returned to over 215 low-income individuals thanks to CALIFORNIA INDIAN LEGAL SERVICES’ ICAN!™ E-FILE partnership with LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY. Partnering with I-CAN!TM E-FILE allows CILS to assist you […]
“Without lawyers like California Indian Legal Services, no one would have helped us.” – C. McCloud CILS and Pro Bono partner Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP announced the settlement of a lawsuit brought against the Napa Valley Museum after the Museum damaged and misplaced a number of cultural items loaned to the Museum by […]
Our Sacramento Office Has Moved Please note our new location in the heart of Sacramento’s Old Town District: 117 J Street, Suite 300, Sacramento CA 95814. The Sacramento phone number remains (916) 978-0960 but our new fax number is (916) 400-4891.
A noteworthy milestone Today marks Dorothy Alther’s 23rd anniversary with CILS. Dorothy is a veteran of CILS and a true asset to our program. Her positive relationships with CILS’ tribal clients, her wealth of knowledge in Indian law, and her endless energy demonstrate her commitment to the betterment of Indian country in California and nationwide. Her recent efforts […]
TRIBAL ALERT February 15, 2012 EXTENDED Commenting Period on General Welfare Exclusion for Tribal Benefit Programs PLEASE POST and/or DISTRIBUTE The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is extending the time limit for commenting on guidance the agency issued regarding the application of the general welfare exclusion to Indian tribal government programs. The general welfare exclusion allows certain […]