Licensee Status Definitions

Status Definition
Active Only active licensees may practice law in California.
Inactive Inactive licensees have chosen this status voluntarily and may transfer to active at any time upon application of all required fees and compliance, if necessary with any fingerprinting requirements.
Not Eligible to Practice Law Those listed as not eligible may not practice law in California. There are several reasons that may result in this status, including suspension, involuntary transfer to inactive status and failure to pay mandatory State Bar fees.
Disbarred Those listed as disbarred are prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
Resigned Those listed as resigned may not practice law in California. Their resignation has been accepted by the California Supreme Court and may have been submitted with or without disciplinary charges pending.
RIHC Those listed as Registered In-House Counsel (RIHC) are out-of-state attorneys. They have complied with rules permitting them to practice in California on a limited basis.
RLSA Those listed as Registered Legal Services Attorneys (RLSA) are out-of-state attorneys. They have complied with rules permitting them to practice in California on a limited basis.