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).
Does the State Bar refund the active membership fee if it was already paid?
Maybe. If an attorney paid the annual fee (either active or inactive fee) and then enrolls in the Pro Bono Practice Program before the deadline of the first business day in February, the fee will be refunded for that year. Partial refunds are not available.
If you have a question that is not addressed in the above FAQs, email ProgramDevelopment@calbar.ca.gov or call 415-538-2252.