Non-California attorneys from other U.S. jurisdictions who would like to practice in California are required to register with the State Bar and meet certain qualifications. The goal is for an attorney licensed in another state to be well-versed in the local laws, applicable case laws and rules regarding ethical conduct.
The attorneys who can practice under this program include:
To apply, attorneys must first register online. After registering, an attorney may submit an application with the Office of Admissions.
Contact the Office of Admissions at 213-765-1500 for questions.
Find forms for the multijurisdictional practice (MJP) program.
See the State Bar's rules on multijurisdictional practice (Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California) and(9.45-9.48) of the California Rules of Court.
Find information on fingerprinting requirements for the MJP program.