Updated: Nov. 15, 2019

2020 License Renewal

Steps, fees, and deadlines for annual license renewal

Steps to Renew

For all licensed legal professionals:

  • Pay license fee.
  • May join or renew WSBA Sections.

Additional steps for Active licensed legal professionals:

  • Pay Client Protection Fund assessment (only Lawyers and LLLTs).
  • File trust account information.
  • File professional liability insurance or financial responsibility.
  • Certify MCLE compliance in your reporting year.

Deadlines

Dec. 31, 2019: Active licensed legal professionals in the 2017-2019 reporting period must complete required MCLE credits.

Feb. 3, 2020: License renewal, payment and MCLE certification must be completed online, postmarked or delivered to WSBA.

License Fees

Status: 2020 License Fee + Client Protection Fund assessment

Active Lawyer — Admitted to ANY bar prior to 2018: $458 + $30

Active Lawyer — Admitted to ANY bar in 2018 or 2019: $229 + $30

Active LLLT — Admitted prior to 2018: $200 + $30

Active LLLT — Admitted in 2018 or 2019: $100 + $30

Active LPO — Admitted prior to 2018: $200

Active LPO — Admitted in 2018 or 2019: $100

Inactive/Emeritus Pro Bono Lawyer: $200

Inactive LLLT or LPO: $100 

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.