Will the State Bar receive subsequent arrest and conviction information from the federal government?
No. The State Bar will only receive subsequent criminal offense information from the DOJ, which is limited to criminal activity reported through California’s criminal justice system. While the FBI will provide the State Bar with criminal offense information upon initial receipt of an attorney’s fingerprints, the State Bar will not receive subsequent information from the FBI.
*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
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