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.
Watch a video on how to pay dues online.
Learn about the dues structure for lawyers licensed in Texas or elsewhere.
Get deadlines and exemption details.
ATTORNEY OCCUPATION TAX
The attorney occupation tax was repealed by the 84th Legislature.
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.
What to do if you receive a notice from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp about your loan.
A court order can authorize the State Bar of Texas to suspend your law license for non-compliance. Read the details.
Important dates and payment process details.
Information on emeritus status for attorneys 70 years of age or older.
Find out if you qualify for a military exemption.
Find out if you qualify for a hardship exemption.