Previously called the Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Program, the Pro Bono Practice Program offers attorneys the opportunity to contribute their legal expertise to Californians in need.
Eligible participants who qualify can have their State Bar annual fees waived and also get free and reduced rates to attend Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) programs through Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).
To serve as a Pro Bono Practice attorney, you must:
Not only will you have the opportunity to deliver much-needed legal services to the most vulnerable populations in the state, but the program can also benefit you professionally:
Before you apply, identify an organization you want to work with. Contact a qualified legal services provider, State Bar certified lawyer referral service, no-fee or pro-bono panel or a court-based self-help center that complies with California Rule of Court 10.960.
Ready to apply? Download and fill out the program
Make sure you:
Mail or fax the application to:
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Fax: 415-538-2552 For questions, contact Michael Dayao at 415-538-2528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.