Attorneys are required to report a current address, phone number and email. Any changes to contact information must be reported within 30 days.
Business & Professions Code Section 6002.1(a) (b)
California Rule of Court 9.9
State Bar annual licensing fees must be paid by February 1 and penalties will be imposed for non-payment of fees.
Business & Professions Code Chapter 4, Article 8
California attorneys must report compliance with the requirement to take 25 hours of continuing legal education every three years.
Business & Professions Code Section 6070
California Rule of Court 9.31 (c)
Attorneys are required to notify the State Bar if they are admitted to practice law or have been disciplined in another jurisdiction, or by any licensing agency.
Business & Professions Code Sections 6002.1(a), 6068 (o)
Attorneys must self-report an entry of judgment in a civil action for fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty or gross negligence committed in a professional capacity.
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o),
Attorneys are required to self-report the imposition of judicial sanctions ($1,000 or more).
Business & Professions Code Section 6068(o)
Attorneys are required to self-report felony charges by indictment or information, as well as all felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions as specified in the statute.
Attorneys are required to self-report the reversal of a judgment based on misconduct, gross incompetence or willful misrepresentation.
An attorney must notify the State Bar if three or more lawsuits dealing with malpractice issues are filed against him or her in a 12-month period.
When employing a disbarred, suspended or involuntarily enrolled inactive lawyer, an attorney must comply with restrictions and inform the State Bar and clients. Find these notices on the forms page of the website.
Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1-311
Visit the forms page of the State Bar website for a list of other forms related to State Bar licensing and the practice of law.
For questions, contact Attorney Regulation at AttorneyRegulation@calbar.ca.gov.