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Crim. Law Journal Summer 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 3

8 SIMPLE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW STATE BAR FINGERPRINTING RULE

How to comply with the new State Bar requirement for fingerprinting all attorneys (California Rule Of Court 9.5.1)? This rule requires virtually all California attorneys to get re-fingerprinted, for purposes of obtaining criminal offender record information, by April 30, 2019. It is the responsibility of each attorney to comply with this new rule and complete the steps listed below. Each attorney must print a prepopulated form from the State Bar website, take that form to a preapproved Live Scan vendor, complete the Live Scan process, and submit proof on the State Bar website. The State Bar procedure is fairly simple and allows attorneys to go to one of hundreds of Live Scan Vendors throughout the state of California (https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations).

Fingerprints Need to Be Taken by a Live Scan Vendor:

You must obtain a prepopulated Live Scan form issued by the State Bar to submit your fingerprints to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). To get the form, go to the State Bar website and log into your Attorney Profile (https://members.calbar.ca.gov/login.aspx). Click on Step 2: Complete Corresponding Fingerprinting Rule Compliance Documents. From here you can print your form, prepopulated with your specific State Bar information.

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