Emeritus Attorneys Pro Bono Participation Program
If you are retired you can be certified as an Emeritus Attorney which enables you to continue doing pro bono work even if your license is no longer active.
To qualify for Emeritus Attorney status, an attorney must:
be in good standing with the state licensing authority with which the attorney is licensed or from which the attorney has retired
have been engaged in the active practice of law for at least five (5) out of the immediately preceding ten (10) years prior to application for Emeritus Attorney status
volunteer with a legal aid organization that has been approved under the program
The personal rewards of providing access to justice are substantial.
Attorneys can apply law they already know, learn new areas of the law, and keep their legal skills sharp. Additionally, approved legal aid organizations offer:
free MCLE opportunities
Contact Us for Certification
If you would like to apply to our program, please contact us and we will assist you with the certification process.
Legal Access Division
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1855