How to Fill Out the Paper Judicial Member License Renewal Form

License Packets are mailed in mid October

Deadline: February 3, 2014

Judicial Member License Renewal Form

  • Even if you are not paying the license fee, be sure to complete the form, fully sign it at the bottom, and mail it to the WSBA in the enclosed envelope.
  • If you have not received your license packet by October 28, 2013, you may complete your renewal online by logging into mywsba or contact the WSBA Service Center to request a new form.
  • If you need a Large Print renewal form, please contact Amy Christensen at amyc@wsba.org or (206) 727-8243.

Contact Information

  • Verify your pre-printed contact information.
  • If you do not want your email address published in the online lawyer directory, mark the box underneath your email address.
  • If any contact information is no longer accurate, update your information, as required by APR 13, either online by logging in to mywsba, by calling or e-mailing the WSBA Service Center, or by writing in changes on the form. 

Judicial Membership

  • Review the applicable court or judicial position printed on the form and check one of the three boxes to confirm that it is correct, not correct or you no longer qualify.
  • If the printed information is no longer correct, check a box to verify how you qualify for Judicial membership and mark an X next to the currently applicable court or judicial position. If you are an administrative law judge, provide the citation to the section of the USC, CFR, RCW, or WAC corresponding to your administrative law judge position.

License Fee Payment

  • Your 2014 License Fee is pre-printed at the top of page 2.
    • If you do not wish to preserve your eligibility to transfer to another membership class upon leaving service as a judicial officer, you do not have to pay the license fee. If you are not paying the fee, please strike the $50.00 on line 1.
    • If you are paying the license fee and are paying after 2/3/14, add 30% license late fee on line 2. (see chart)
    • If you are paying the license fee and want to take the optional Keller Deduction, enter the deduction on line 3.
    • Add lines 1 - 3 and enter the Total Amount of Licensing Fees on line 4. 
    • Line 5 is 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 to the Bar Foundation, strike the $50 and enter a different amount. 
    • Line 6 is an optional charitable donation to LAW Fund's Campaign for Equal Justice to support our state's poorest families and individuals. To opt out or donate a different amount to LAW Fund, strike the $50 and enter a different amount. 
    • Add lines 4, 5 and 6 and enter the total payment on line 7.
    • In the box underneath the Total, check one box to show your payment method (Check Enclosed or Credit Card).
    • Check Payments: Write your WSBA # on the check and mail with the completed Judicial Member License Renewal Form in the enclosed envelope.
    • Credit Card Payments: Fill out credit card information, name and billing address and mail the signed, completed Judicial Member License Renewal Form in the enclosed envelope.

    MCLE Reporting Status

    Only Administrative Law Judges are required to comply with MCLE requirements.

    Membership Changes

    If you resign, retire or complete your term of judicial office, you must notify the Bar within 10 days, and if you want to continue your affiliation with the WSBA you must change to another membership class within the Bar. For more information on the membership classes listed below, see Membership Changes.

    • To apply to change to Active, download the Request for Application form or contact the WSBA to request the form.
    • To change to Inactive, download the Application for Change of Membership to Inactive-Lawyer form or contact the WSBA to request the form.
    • To apply to change to Inactive-Honorary (if admitted to the WSBA and Active or Judicial for 50 years or more), download the Application for Change of Membership to Inactive-Honorary form or contact the WSBA to request the form.
    • To apply to change to Emeritus, download the Application for Change of Membership to Emeritus or contact the WSBA to request the form.
    • To Resign, download the Voluntarily Resignation of Membership form or contact the WSBA to request the form.

    Signature

    Sign, date and write the place signed at the bottom of the form to certify that your Public/Mailing address, Primary Email and Business/Public phone listed on the top of the form are correct or have been changed and to approve payment of license fees/late fees owed, if any.