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 happens if an attorney stops doing pro bono work with the provider?
If an attorney is no longer eligible to be enrolled in the Pro Bono Practice Program, he or she must notify the provider and the State Bar within 30 calendar days. The attorney will then need to work with Attorney Regulation & Consumer Resources to pay the active fee.
See State Bar Rule 3.329
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.