2021 License Fee Details
License Fees must be paid online or postmarked by Feb. 1, 2021*.
|Status & Admission Date|
Earliest admission date to ANY bar
|2021 License Fee + Mandatory CPF||Total to Remit||30% Late Fee*||Total to Remit|
|Active Lawyer — Admitted prior to 2019||$458 + $10||$468||$137.40||$605.40|
|Active Lawyer — Admitted 2019 or 2020||$229 + $10||$239||$68.70||$307.70|
|Active LLLT — Admitted prior to 2019||$229 + $10||$239||$68.70||$307.70|
|Active LLLT — Admitted in 2019 or 2020||$114.50 + $10||$124.50||$34.35||$158.85|
|Active LPO — Admitted prior to 2019||$200||$200||$60||$260|
|Active LPO — Admitted in 2019 or 2020||$100||$100||$30||$130|
|Inactive/Pro Bono Status** Lawyer||$200||$200||$60||$260|
|Inactive LLLT or LPO||$100||$100||$30||$130|
*The late fee will be assessed if checks and credit card payments submitted on time do not clear by the deadline.
**Starting with the 2021 licensing year, the license fee will be waived for pro bono status members who completed at least 30 hours of pro bono service with one or more Qualified Legal Services Provider(s) in the prior year.
The portion of the license fee not deductible from federal income tax because it is allocable to WSBA lobbying expenditure is $3.91 (Public Law 103-066).
Payment Options: (1) Credit card (note that our service provider will charge you a separate, non-refundable transaction fee of 2.5% on all bank card transactions), (2) Electronic Funds Transfer (online only – no transaction fee), or (3) NEW THIS YEAR: Check payments should be sent with form or invoice from online renewal to LB 1035, Washington State Bar Association, PO BOX 35143, Seattle, WA 98124-5143 (white envelope from license packet) – no transaction fee.
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 advance justice through support of WSBA’s public service and diversity programs. To opt out or donate a different amount, follow the instructions on myWSBA or on the License Renewal Form.
Optional Charitable Donation to the Campaign for Equal Justice
Your annual license renewal includes an optional charitable donation to Campaign for Equal Justice to support more than 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.