Fee Arbitration Self-Study
To qualify as an attorney fee arbitrator, you must have been admitted to the practice of law a minimum of three years and be in current good standing with the State Bar of California. Complete and submit the Attorney Fee Arbitrator Volunteer form.
To qualify as a non-lawyer fee arbitrator, you must not work in the legal field and complete and submit the Non-Lawyer Fee Arbitrator Volunteer form.
In addition, you must attend a fee arbitrator training program or complete the self-study program and tests below, once every five years.
The self-study program is divided into three parts. You must complete all three in order to meet the qualification requirement.
Using the Adobe Share button, email the tests to yourself as "a copy of the entire PDF file as an attachment". Save the tests and then complete them using the Adobe typewriter feature. Do not complete the tests online. Thank you.
NOTE: JULY 1, 2014 - The training manuals and tests are being updated and will be replaced soon. These manuals contain information that is still valid but attorneys will no long receive MCLE credits for the tests. Disregard the headings that say, "MCLE Self-study Test" and the note that says certificates will be sent. If you have any questions, contact Emily Day, Fee Arbitration Coordinator at (925) 370-2541. Thank you.
Download the Rules of Procedure and training PDFs and study each thoroughly.
When you are ready, download the tests, answer all questions, and save each test to your desktop.
It is important that you add your last name to the end of each file when you save it, so that we can keep detailed records (i.e. Fee-Arbitrator-Basic-Training-Test-smith.pdf).
Email all three tests as attachments, or mail them to:
CCCBA Fee Arbitration Coordinator
Contra Costa County Bar Association
2300 Clayton Road, Suite 520
Concord, CA 94520