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 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.

Dues Schedule

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

Legal Services Fee

Get deadlines and exemption details.


The attorney occupation tax was repealed by the 84th Legislature. 

Firm Billing

The State Bar of Texas Membership Department has provided an easy tool for firms and other agencies to pay their attorneys' bar dues 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 and Fees

Important dates and payment process details.

Emeritus Status Information

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

Military Waiver for Dues

Find out if you qualify for a military exemption.

Hardship Waiver for Membership Dues

Find out if you qualify for a hardship exemption.

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