What happens if I choose not to get fingerprinted?
If you are an active attorney and fail to comply with State Bar fingerprinting rule requirements by April 30, 2019, you will be subject to monetary penalties. December 1, 2019*, is the final deadline to submit proof you were fingerprinted. Noncompliance will result in the suspension of your license.
*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