Out-of-State Attorney Arbitration Counsel (OSAAC)

The Out-of-State Attorney Arbitration Counsel (OSAAC) Program establishes a procedure to implement the State Bar's responsibilities under Code of Civil Procedure Section 1282.4 for out-of-state attorneys to represent parties in the course of, or in connection with, an arbitration proceeding in California.

Non-California attorneys must serve an OSAAC Certificate (see below) on all parties. If the Arbitral forum or Arbitrator(s) approve the appearance of the attorney, the attorney must serve a copy of the certificate with the written approval of the other parties and the State Bar in compliance with California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1013(a).

Use The  State Bar of California's OSAAC Certificate Application Form or, since some arbitral bodies require you to use their certificate, it is advisable to speak with the office of the arbitrator for information regarding their requirements and documentation.

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The State Bar of California, Office of Special Admissions/Specialization, accepts credit card payments for the following programs:

To pay with a MasterCard/Visa credit card, print the OSAAC Credit Card Form above and fax it to 415-538-2180 or mail it to:

Out-of-State Attorney Arbitration Counsel Program
The State Bar of California 180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-538-2111
e-mail: OSAAC@calbar.ca.gov