Previously called the Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Program, the Pro Bono Practice Program offers attorneys the opportunity to contribute their legal expertise to Californians in need.
Eligible participants who qualify can have their State Bar annual fees waived and also get free and reduced rates to attend Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) programs through Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).
To serve as a Pro Bono Practice attorney, you must:
Not only will you have the opportunity to deliver much-needed legal services to the most vulnerable populations in the state, but the program can also benefit you professionally:
When you file the application you need to:
(If sending by email, please do not send hard copy application via mail)
Mail the application to:
Pro Bono Practice Program
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
For questions, e-mail ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.