All applicants for admission to practice law who are eligible for a U.S. Social Security number are required to provide a U.S. Social Security number under Business and Professions Code sections 30 (California’s tax enforcement provisions) and 6060.6 Family Code section 17520 (Child Support Enforcement Program), unless they are eligible for an exemption.
A Social Security number is only used for verifying your identity and making sure you are up-to-date on any court-ordered child and family support payments.
Applicants who were born in another country or do not otherwise qualify for a U.S. Social Security number, must request a U.S. Social Security number exemption during the online registration application process.
Applicants are not required to have a U.S. Social Security number to be admitted to practice law in California.
To register for the State Bar, please click here to create an account.
Registration applications and Social Security number exemption forms can also be obtained by contacting the Los Angeles Office of Admissions at 213-765-1500 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying to the State Bar as a foreign-educated applicant