Hardship Waiver for Membership Dues

(Pursuant to State Bar Rule Art. III, Section 8(B))

To request a waiver for Membership Dues, due to illness, disability, or other extraordinary circumstances beyond the member’s control, please remit to the State Bar:

  1. Hardship Waiver of Membership Dues Request Form;

  2. A written statement outlining the circumstances upon which the request for waiver of dues is based (Please do not send medical records);

  3. A written statement by the member - either sworn to before a notary or made under penalty of perjury - averring that the circumstances, upon which the request is based, are beyond the member’s control and the direct cause of the member’s inability to pay membership dues.

Send the completed forms to the State Bar at the following address:

State Bar of Texas
Membership Department
PO Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78711-2487

A letter will be sent to the attorney confirming or denying the request. For information about inactive status, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Gavin by phone at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1813 or (512) 427-1813, or by email at sandra.gavin@texasbar.com.