License Fees must be paid online, hand-delivered to the WSBA or postmarked by February 3, 2014.*
Active Membership —
Admitted to ANY Bar prior to 2012
2014 License Fee
Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection assessment
After February 3, 2014: add 30% license late fee of 97.50
Active Membership —
Admitted to ANY in 2012 or 2013
After February 3, 2014: add 30% license late fee of 48.75
Inactive or Emeritus Membership —
After February 3, 2014: add 30% license late fee of 60.00
Judicial Membership —
Maintain eligibility to transfer to another membership class
After February 3, 2014: add 30% license late fee of 15.00
* 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 $7.92 (Public Law 03-066).
All Active Attorney members are required to pay this assessment annually. Learn more about the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection assessment.
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. Please visit the Keller Compliance Option page for more information.
Your annual license renewal includes an optional charitable donation to the Washington State Bar Foundation to help sustain WSBA’s public service, diversity and public legal education programs. To opt out or donate a different amount, follow the instructions on mywsba or on the License Renewal Form.
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.
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.
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