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).
Can attorneys enrolled in the Pro Bono Practice Program practice law outside of a qualified legal services provider, certified lawyer referral service or court-based self-help center?
No. A Pro Bono Practice Program participant must provide legal services exclusively as a Pro Bono Practice attorney and not engage in activities that require active status.
See State Bar Rule 3.329 (A)
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.