California Indian Law Association


The California Indian Law Association (CILA) was formed with the purpose of serving as the representative of the Indian law legal profession in California.

CILA is dedicated to enhancing the legal profession and tribal justice systems in California by promoting professional growth, high standards of professional competence and ethical conduct. CILA seeks to provide quality educational programs to Indian law practitioners, tribal justice personnel, law students and the public. The organization also works to promote the study of Indian law and related topics in public and higher education and to provide guidance and assistance, through mentoring, scholarships and other activities, Native American students in their pursuit of law studies and the legal profession.

CILA strives to promote the sound administration of justice to advance the status of Indian tribes and American people in the law. CILA is dedicated to helping Indian tribes in California achieve self-determination, self-sufficiency and to protect tribal sovereignty.

Interested in becoming a Member? To become a member click here. If you have any questions about membership please contact us.

SAVE THE DATE! The 14th Annual CILA Indian Law Conference will be held in Southern California, October 16 – 17, 2014.  Location and Details are TBA.  To be added to the mailing list, please click here.

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If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, sponsorship of the event or have any questions regarding registration please contact Adam Bailey at