Residency requirement for California attorneys
September 14, 2020 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Does the California bar require that an attorney either reside in California or have an office in-state when providing legal advice to California residents?

New York State has this requirement for New York attorneys (in-state residency or in-state office) but I don't know if California does. I am waiting for the Ethics hotline to respond to me but it might be a while. Does anyone know offhand and preferably, have a cite?

Thank you!
posted by kinoeye to Law & Government (2 answers total)
 
I actually looked into this a while back and found that no, you do not have to be a California resident to practice law cases based in California. There are requirements around your MCLE, which dont neccesarily mean you have to return to do them, depending on where you're living. Here is the info on that from the state Bar.
posted by ananci at 8:25 AM on September 15


Thank you very much!
posted by kinoeye at 9:35 AM on September 15


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