I am an active attorney and currently serving in the military outside of the country. Do I need to satisfy the fingerprinting rule requirements?
Yes. A United States embassy or consulate, as well as local law enforcement agencies, may provide the necessary fingerprinting services. If fingerprinting services are not available or easily accessible, impacted attorneys can request an Out-of-Country Deadline Extension. The request will need to be postmarked or emailed to the State Bar no later than December 1, 2019*.
*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