Under California Rule of Court Rule 9.9.5, active attorneys licensed in California and multijurisdictional practitioners must be re-fingerprinted following the instructions and schedule below.For active attorneys, the timely deadline to be fingerprinted was April 30, 2019 after which the State Bar began to assess penalties in accordance to the State Bar’s penalty schedule. To avoid being placed on Involuntary Inactive status and being listed in State Bar records as “Not Eligible to Practice,” attorneys must be fingerprinted on or before December 1, 2019.*
Attorneys should log in to their My State Bar Profile for their individual reporting information.
Fingerprinting Rule Requirements for In-State Attorneys
Fingerprinting Rule Requirements for Out-of-State Attorneys
Fingerprinting Rule Requirements for Out-of-Country Attorneys
Out-of-Country Deadline Extension Request
Fingerprinting Rule Requirement FAQs
Fingerprinting Rule Glossary
My State Bar Profile (for attorneys)
*The fingerprinting deadline falls on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Please note that Active attorneys who still have not complied by day’s end on Monday, December 2, 2019, will be enrolled as Involuntarily Inactive effective December 3, 2019.
If you have additional questions, please contact the State Bar's Office of Attorney Regulation and Consumer Resources at 888-800-3400 or email FingerprintRequirements@calbar.ca.gov.