Welcome To

Our Southern Office


Dedicated to serving the Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

Get in Touch With Us

CILS has four field offices in the state of California that deliver effective, high-quality services to uniquely respond to the needs of the Native American community. If you are an individual or tribe seeking services for the counties listed above, please contact the Escondido office using the contact information or form below.

609 S. Escondido Boulevard Escondido, CA 92025
Telephone: (760) 746-8941
Toll Free: (800) 743-8941
Fax: (760) 746-1815

Domestic Violence Services

In addition to our primary legal aid services, our Southern Office also offers legal services and advocacy to Victims/Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking for individuals in the San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. If you are seeking these services and are a resident of Northern California, you may be eligible for services from our Northern Office.

Every staff member that I’ve worked with over the years has been positive informative, and very proactive.

– CILS Client

Our Team

Dorothy Alther

Legal Director

Sheila Quinlan

Directing Attorney

Rachel Bilodeau

Legal/Admin Assistant

Summer Morales

Intake Specialist

Hannah Reed

Staff Attorney

Contact Our Southern Office

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CILS is closed for the holidays!

California Indian Legal Services is closed for the holidays to give our employees the opportunity to spend quality time with their loved ones and recharge for the upcoming year.  During this period, we will be checking the field offices’ main line voice messages once per day and returning calls if they are emergencies.  Otherwise, we will begin responding to emails and voice mails starting January 2.  If you are having a legal emergency, please dial one of our Field Office’s below and leave a voice mail on the main line:
Southern Office (Escondido): 760-746-8941 / 800-743-8941 toll free
Eastern Office (Bishop): 760-873-3581 / 800-736-3582 toll free
Central Office (Sacramento): 916-978-0960 / 800-829-0248 toll free
Northern Office (McKinleyville): 707-443-8397 / 800-347-2402 toll free