Attorneys are required to report a current address, phone number and email. Any changes to contact information must be reported within 30 days. To make changes, visit My State Bar Profile.
State Bar annual licensing fees must be paid by February 1 and penalties will be imposed for nonpayment of fees. To pay annual licensing fees, visit My State Bar Profile. For information about licensing fees and waivers, visit Attorney Regulation.
California attorneys must report compliance with the requirement to take 25 hours of continuing legal education every three years. To report MCLE compliance visit My State Bar Profile. Find out more about the State Bar's legal education requirements.
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. To report discipline in another jurisdiction or by any licensing agency, visit the forms webpage. To report additional jurisdiction admission, visit My State Bar Profile.
Entry of judgment in a civil action for professional misconduct
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.
Settlement, judgment, or arbitration award resulting from fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, or negligence committed in a professional capacity
Attorneys who do not possess professional liability insurance are required to self-report the occurrences listed above within 30 days of receipt.
Imposition of judicial sanctions
Attorneys are required to self-report the imposition of judicial sanctions ($1,000 or more).
Felony indictment, felony, or misdemeanor conviction
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. To report criminal charges/conviction, complete a criminal proceedings form.
Reversal of judgment in a proceeding for professional misconduct
Attorneys are required to self-report the reversal of a judgment based on misconduct, gross incompetence, or willful misrepresentation.
Filing of three or more lawsuits for malpractice in 12 months
An attorney must notify the State Bar if three or more lawsuits dealing with malpractice issues are filed against them in a 12-month period.
Employment and termination of an attorney who is not eligible to practice
When employing or terminating a disbarred, suspended, or involuntarily enrolled inactive lawyer, an attorney must comply with restrictions and inform the State Bar and clients by completing a Notice to the State Bar form, and a Notice to the client form.
For questions, contact Attorney Regulation at AttorneyRegulation@calbar.ca.gov.