State Bar of Texas Dues Schedule

All Texas lawyers must pay membership dues as follows:

  • Licensed 0 to 3 years = $68.00

  • Licensed 4 to 5 years = $148.00

  • Licensed more than 5 years = $235.00

Dues and fees shall be payable on the 1st day of the State Bar's fiscal year.

How Late Penalties for Dues are Assessed

If admitted in Texas after December 1 of the current fiscal year, dues are pro-rated (50%).

If dues are received after August 31 of any fiscal year, the member is suspended and must pay a 50% penalty to reinstate their license.

If dues are received after November 30 of any fiscal year, the suspended member must pay a 100% penalty to reinstate their license.

Contact Us with Questions About Your Dues

If you've read the details on this page and still have questions, please contact us.

We need your bar card number in order to assist you. In addition, we will ask for the last four digits of your SSN and your date of birth to verify your identity and ensure your privacy.

Email

membership.onlinefees@texasbar.com

Phone

800-204-2222, ext. 1383

Fax
(512) 427-4424

Regular Mail

State Bar of Texas
Membership Dues
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, TX 78711

Express Mail

State Bar of Texas
Membership Dues
1414 Colorado St.
Austin, TX 78701

Expenditure Protest Policy
The purpose of the State Bar of Texas is to engage in those activities enumerated at §81.012 of the State Bar Act. The expenditure of funds by the State Bar of Texas is limited both as set forth at §81.034 of the State Bar Act and in Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990). If any member feels that any actual or proposed expenditure is not within such purposes of, or limitations on, the State Bar, then such member may object thereto and seek a refund of a pro rata portion of his or her dues expended, plus interest, by filing a written objection with the executive director. The objection must be made in writing, addressed to the executive director of the State Bar, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711, and postmarked no later than 90 days after the conclusion of the challenged activity.

 

Upon receipt of a member’s objection, the executive director shall promptly review such objection together with the allocation of dues monies spent on the challenged activity and, in consultation with the president, shall have the discretion to resolve the objection, including refunding a pro rata portion of the member’s dues, plus interest. Refund of a pro rata share of the member’s dues shall be for the convenience of the State Bar and shall not be construed as an admission that the challenged activity was or would not have been within the purposes of, or limitations on, the State Bar.

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