In light of Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home-Stay Healthy" order issued March 23, we strongly recommend that you complete your license renewals and status changes online if possible. Our staff is working remotely and there will be some delay in processing anything sent by mail. Please submit all queries viaemail.
2020 License Fee Details
License Fees must be paid online, hand-delivered to the WSBA, or postmarked by Feb. 3, 2020*.
|Status & Admission Date|
Earliest admission date to ANY bar
|2020 License Fee + Mandatory CPF||Total to Remit||30% Late Fee*||Total to Remit|
|Active Lawyer — Admitted prior to 2018||$458 + $30||$488||$137.40||$625.40|
|Active Lawyer — Admitted 2018 or 2019||$229 + $30||$259||$68.70||$327.70|
|Active LLLT — Admitted prior to 2018||$200 + $30||$230||$60||$290|
|Active LLLT — Admitted in 2018 or 2019||$100 + $30||$130||$30||$160|
|Active LPO — Admitted prior to 2018||$200||$200||$60||$260|
|Active LPO — Admitted in 2018 or 2019||$100||$100||$30||$130|
|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.
The portion of the license fee not deductible from federal income tax because it is allocable to WSBA lobbying expenditure is $3.92 (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) Check (mail with the renewal form or with an invoice that you can print if you renew online – 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.