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).
Do pro bono providers require a minimum amount of work?
No. A Pro Bono Practice attorney and a provider can determine the number of hours of pro bono services, but the State Bar recommends a minimum of 100 hours per year.
See State Bar Rule 3.330 (F)
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.