License Fees

2014 Fee Details

Deadline February 3, 2014

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

$325.00

Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection assessment

$30.00

Total Payment

$355.00

After February 3, 2014: add 30%  license late fee of 97.50

$452.50

Active Membership
Admitted to ANY in 2012 or 2013

2014 License Fee

$162.50

Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection assessment

$30.00

Total Payment

$192.50

After February 3, 2014: add 30%  license late fee of 48.75

$241.25

Inactive or Emeritus Membership

2014 License Fee

$200.00

After February 3, 2014: add 30%  license late fee of 60.00

$260.00

Judicial Membership
Maintain eligibility to transfer to another membership class

2014 License Fee

$50.00

After February 3, 2014: add 30%  license 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 $7.92 (Public Law 03-066).

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Assessment (LFCP)

All Active Attorney members are required to pay this assessment annually. Learn more about the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection assessment.

Keller Compliance Option

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.

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 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.

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.