Dues and Other Fees

You must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas in order to practice law.

Part of the requirements for "good standing" is the annual payment of your dues, taxes, and fees as mandated by the Supreme Court of Texas.*

In addition, there are other compliance requirements and mandatory payments that we cover in this section.

Legal Notes:
* As specified in Article III, State Bar Rules.

Dues Schedule

Learn about the dues structure for lawyers licensed in Texas or elsewhere.

Attorney Occupation Tax

Review payment deadlines and attorney occupation tax exemptions.

Legal Services Fee

Get deadlines and exemption details.

Firm Compliance

The State Bar of Texas Membership Department has provided an easy tool for firms and other agencies to pay their attorneys' bar dues, the Attorney Occupation tax, and the Legal Services Fee collectively at one time.

Student Loan Compliance

What to do if you receive a notice from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp about your loan.

Child Support Compliance

A court order can authorize the State Bar of Texas to suspend your law license for non-compliance. Read the details.

How to Pay Dues, Taxes, & Fees

Important dates and payment process details.

Age-Exempt Status Information

Information on age-exempt status for attorneys 70 years of age or older.

Military Waiver for Dues

Find out if you qualify for a military exemption.

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