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).
Is Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) compliance required for Pro Bono Practice attorneys?
Yes. All attorneys who have an active status must meet MCLE requirements. Many QLSPs, certified LRSs, and court self-help centers provide free live and online training with MCLE credit to support Pro Bono Practice Attorneys.
PBPP participants also have access to free or discounted rates to attend MCLE programs sponsored by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and Practising Law Institute(PLI).
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.