The Pro Bono Practice Program offers attorneys the opportunity to contribute their legal expertise to Californians in need.
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).
Is it necessary to have a background in any particular legal area?
No. Qualified attorneys come from all practice areas, settings and levels of experience. Common areas of practice by legal services providers include government benefits, family law, guardianship, immigration, housing, consumer law and elder law. Most providers offer training with free CLE credit, training manuals and other supports for pro bono attorneys.
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.