If I plan to change my status to inactive before December 1, 2019, do I still need to be fingerprinted?
No. However, if you fail to change to an inactive status prior to December 1, 2019*, and still have not submitted fingerprints, you will incur monetary penalties and be placed on Involuntary Inactive status and be listed in State Bar records as "Not Eligible to Practice."
*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,
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