California Indian Legal Services

California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is one of the oldest non-profit law firms devoted exclusively to the cause of Native American rights. Governed by a Board of Trustees selected by California tribes and tribal organizations, CILS has provided free and low-cost legal services to California tribes, tribal organizations and Native American individuals throughout the state for over four decades. Our mission is to protect and advance Indian rights, foster Indian self-determination, and facilitate tribal nation-building.


Provide counsel and advice and brief services, and work collaboratively with appropriate agencies, groups and task forces, in the following areas: Landlord Tenant, Eviction Defense, Public Benefits, Consumer Protection, Elder Law, Employment Law, and Education.

Payment Options:

No cost for low income individuals and tribes



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