How do I know if I need to be re-fingerprinted?
Almost all active attorneys will need to be re-fingerprinted. The only exceptions are:
(1) attorneys for whom the State Bar has hard copy fingerprint cards. (Due to the State Bar’s previous retention policy of destroying fingerprint cards after 3 years, this applies only to a limited number of attorneys who applied from admission from outside California on or after July 1, 2014.)
(2) attorneys who applied to the State Bar after July 1, 2017.
Your My State Bar Profile will indicate if you are required to be fingerprinted.
*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 Attorney Regulation and Consumer Resources
at 888-800-3400 or email your questions to