The Pro Bono Practice Program offers attorneys the opportunity to contribute their legal expertise to Californians in need.
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).
What is a “certified lawyer referral service?"
Under the Pro Bono Practice program, a “certified lawyer referral service” is a no-fee panel or pro bono panel or clinic of a lawyer referral service certified by the State Bar as meeting statutory criteria. (Business & Professions Code § 6155).
See State Bar Rule 3.325 (D)
See a list of certified lawyer referral services.
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.