Volunteers: Pro Bono for retired attorneys

The State Bar of California's Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Program

Retired California attorneys have the opportunity to join the State Bar's Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Program, enabling them to donate their legal skills to an approved legal services program.

The program is also open to attorneys interested in cutting back from the full-time practice of law, but have an interest in using their knowledge and experience to aid low or moderate income clients in need of legal services.

Approved by the board of governors in 1987, the emeritus program is designed to take advantage of the legal skills, training and experience of retired lawyers. In order to encourage participation, the State Bar waives the fee to be an active attorney.

Click HERE to go the State Bar of California's website for more information and the Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Participation Form.