The deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. The license renewal and MCLE certification (for those who are due to report) must be completed by Feb. 1, 2018. MCLE credits must be completed (if applicable) by Dec. 31, 2017.
Online renewal begins in November.
Mid-November. If you haven't received your packet, you may complete your entire renewal online or contact the WSBA Service Center to request a replacement packet. If you signed up for paperless license renewal, you will receive an email reminder instead of a paper packet.
No. If you renew online or certify MCLE compliance online, please do not mail those forms.
The full active lawyer license fee is $449, plus the $30 CPF assessment. The inactive lawyer license fee is $200. Learn more on the License Fees webpage.
Credit card: Online or paper form - Please note: Our service provider will charge you a separate, non-refundable transaction fee of 2.5% on all bank card transactions. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express only.
Electronic funds transfer: Online only – no transaction fee
Check: Those who renew online will have the option of printing an invoice to mail in with a check.
Logon to myWSBA, click "My Profile" and "Edit My Contact Info." Or you may update your contact information within the renewal process.
Active lawyers renewing online may change to inactive or request voluntary resignation within the online license renewal process. Active lawyers using the paper form may change to inactive on page 2 of the form. Review WSBA Bylaw article III, section D.1, regarding transfer from inactive to active.
For information on other changes, visit the Status Changes webpage.
If you are in the 2015–2017 reporting period, you will be due to report. Those due to report must complete credits by Dec. 31, 2017, and certify compliance by Feb. 1, 2018. Learn more.
Yes. You can submit your certification directly from your online MCLE roster page after your credits are complete. Follow the instructions on the page to submit your certification.
You may join or renew your practice sections memberships within the online license renewal process or by submitting the section membership form in your license packet. The section membership year is now Jan. 1 – Dec. 31.
An optional charitable donation to the Washington State Bar Foundation to help advance justice by supporting the WSBA’s public service and diversity programs. An optional charitable donation to Campaign for Equal Justice to support our state's poorest families and individuals is also listed. You may opt out or donate a different amount to the Bar Foundation and LAW Fund.
Yes, if you who wish to preserve eligibility to transfer to another status upon leaving service as a judicial officer. In that case, you are required to provide annual registry information and pay a $50 annual license fee.
Yes. Administrative law judges must report MCLE credits in the same manner as active lawyers.
You may voluntarily report your hours of pro bono publico service as defined in RPC 6.1 within the online license renewal process or using the paper renewal form. Learn about pro bono service opportunities.
You may complete the other portions of your renewal early and report your service hours online at the end of the year.
If you contributed 50 or more hours, you will receive commendation in NWLawyer and the WSBA website unless you check the box stating that you prefer to remain anonymous.
Failure to comply with licensing requirements may result in a Supreme Court order of suspension (Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule 17).