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 benefits of the program?
Not only will you have the opportunity to deliver much-needed legal services to the most vulnerable populations in the state, but the program can also benefit you professionally:
Your annual State Bar fees will be waived. See State Bar Rule 3. 326
Malpractice coverage is generally available from the qualified legal services provider with whom you volunteer.
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.