License Fees

2015 Fee Details

Deadline February 2, 2015

License Fees must be paid online, hand-delivered to the WSBA or postmarked by February 2, 2015.*


Active Membership

Admitted to ANY Bar prior to 2013 
2015 License Fee 

$325.00 

Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection assessment 

  $30.00 

Total Payment 

$355.00

After Feb. 2, 2015, add 30% late fee of $97.50 

$452.50


Active Membership

Admitted to ANY Bar in 2013 or 2014
2015 License Fee

$162.50

Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection assessment 

$30.00

Total Payment

$192.50

After Feb. 2, 2015, add 30% late fee of $48.75

$241.25


Inactive or Emeritus Membership
2015 License Fee

$200.00

After Feb. 2, 2015, add 30% late fee of $60.00 

$260.00


Judicial Membership —
Maintain eligibility to transfer to another membership class
2015 License Fee

$50.00

After Feb. 2, 2015, add 30% late fee of $15.00

$65.00


*The late fee will be assessed if checks and credit card payments submitted on time do not clear by the deadline.

The portion of the license fee not deductible from federal income tax because it is allocable to WSBA lobbying expenditure is $8.16 (Public Law 03-066).

OPTIONAL Charitable Donation to the Washington State Bar Foundation

Your annual license renewal includes an optional charitable donation to the Washington State Bar Foundation to help advance justice through support of WSBA’s public service and diversity programs. To opt out or donate a different amount, follow the instructions on mywsba or on the License Renewal Form.

OPTIONAL Charitable Donation to LAW Fund & the Campaign for Equal Justice

Your annual license renewal includes an optional charitable donation to LAW Fund’s Campaign for Equal Justice to support over 20 civil legal aid programs that serve our state’s poorest families and individuals. To opt out or donate a different amount, follow the instructions on mywsba or on the License Renewal Form.

License Fee Tier Structure for new attorneys

The WSBA understands that the first few years of practice can be financially challenging for new attorneys. Because of this, for your first two full licensing years after admission in any jurisdiction, you pay 50% of the full active fee. You do not begin paying the full license fee until you reach your third full year of practice after admission in any jurisdiction.

1st and 2nd full year after admission in any jurisdiction: 50% of full rate.
3rd full year after admission in any jurisdiction and above: full rate.

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

Keller Deduction

Members may elect to reduce their license fee payment by the pro rata amount used for political activities not related to regulating the practice of law or improving the quality of legal services.