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 are the eligibility requirements of the program?
To serve as a Pro Bono Practice attorney, you must:
Be licensed in good standing with no disciplinary charges pending at the time of applying to program;
Have had a license to practice law in California for at least three years;
Have practiced law or served as a judge in California for at least three of the last five years;
Have no record of public discipline during the three years before applying;
Submit an application each year to the Pro Bono Practice Program; and
Receive State Bar certification as a Pro Bono Practice attorney.
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.