Payment of annual fees is due by February 1, 2021.
You can calculate your fees online through your My State Bar Profile and then pay with a credit card or an electronic check from a checking/savings account (ACH). You can also print the invoice available after you calculate your fees to mail with a payment by check. Mailed payments must include a copy of the generated invoice.
Once an attorney’s State Bar fees are paid, a paper bar card can be downloaded through My State Bar Profile. Plastic bar cards will be available upon request and can also be ordered through My State Bar Profile.
View frequently asked questions about paying fees.
Individual attorneys can make payments online through My State Bar Profile. Attorneys should make sure that the email provided for communications from the State Bar is current.
Law firms and agencies can now use the State Bar’s Agency Billing application to calculate billing costs and make group payments.
The 2021 State Bar annual license fees are due February 1, 2021. Late payments will incur the following penalties:
Contact us with questions at AttorneyRegulation@calbar.ca.gov.
Attorneys are only eligible to pay at the inactive rate if they transfer to voluntary inactive status by February 1, 2021. A change to inactive status after February 1 is permissible, however the attorney must pay annual fees at the active rate and is not entitled to a refund because of the change to inactive status.
If an address or contact information has changed, log on to My State Bar Profile to update it.
Note: California Rule of Court 9.9 makes it a requirement to use My State Bar Profile as the means to report changes to contact information, as well as to provide and maintain an email address for State Bar communications. If you have not already done so, please register today to ensure your compliance.
If trust account information has changed in the past year, notify the State Bar. This requirement only applies to active attorneys living in California. To update or change trust account information, log on to My State Bar Profile.
The State Bar conducts an annual Attorney Census to gather demographic and employment data from the state’s licensees. The Attorney Census contains questions on demographic characteristics, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran’s status. Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about the Attorney Census.