What does a “compliance pending” status mean?
Compliance pending status means the active attorney will not be penalized because the State Bar received evidence the attorney attempted to comply with the Fingerprinting Rule Requirements. However, the fingerprints have not been successfully processed by both the DOJ and FBI. The attorney may be asked to re-submit fingerprints if the State Bar does not receive confirmation the fingerprints were processed successfully by the DOJ/FBI.
*The fingerprinting deadline falls on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Please note that Active attorneys who still have not complied by day’s end on Monday, December 2, 2019, will be enrolled as Involuntarily Inactive effective December 3, 2019
If you have additional questions,
please contact the Office of Licensee Regulation and Compliance at 888-800-3400 or email your questions to