Updated: Jan. 13, 2018

2018 License Renewal

Steps, fees and deadlines for annual license renewal

Steps to Renew

To Renew, All Licensed Legal Professionals:

  • Must pay license fee.
  • May join or renew Sections.

Active Licensed Legal Professionals Must Also:

  • File Trust Account Information.
  • File Financial Responsibility.

Active Lawyers Must Also:

  • Pay Client Protection Fund assessment.
  • File Trust Account Information.
  • File Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Certify MCLE compliance in your reporting year.


Dec. 31, 2017: Active lawyers in the 2015-2017 reporting period must complete required MCLE credits.

Feb. 1, 2018: License renewal, payment and MCLE certification must be completed online, postmarked or delivered to WSBA.

License Fees

Status: 2018 License Fee + Client Protection Fund assessment

Active lawyer – Admitted to ANY bar prior to 2016: $449 + $30

Active lawyer – Admitted to ANY bar in 2016 or 2017: $224.50 + $30 

Inactive/Emeritus Pro Bono lawyer: $200  

Active or Inactive Limited License Legal Technician: $87.50 (prorated)

Active or Inactive Limited Practice Officer: $55 (prorated)

Judicial: $50  

Replacement Renewal Packet

If you did not sign up for paperless renewal and have not received your packet by mid-November, you may complete your entire renewal online or contact the WSBA Service Center to request a replacement packet.