The State Bar requires firms or organizations paying for multiple attorneys with a single payment to use the Agency Billing application. Use of the Agency Billing application will ensure compliance with recently modified rule 2.11 and avoid nonconforming payment penalties.
Agency Billing will open on December 1, 2022, for the 2023 annual license fees. Payment is due February 1, 2023.
Calculate annual fees through Agency Billing, and then pay by credit card or an electronic check from a checking/savings account (ACH). You may also print the invoice when you calculate the group payment to mail payment by check. Mailed payment must include a copy of the invoice and the check amount sent must match the grand total amount listed on the invoice. The State Bar recommends using trackable mailing services when mailing your payment. Submit your invoice and check to the address below:
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
In Agency Billing you may also pay for California Lawyers Association fees and State Bar of California Legal Specialization fees. You will also have the opportunity to donate to the Justice Gap Fund, California ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation), and the California Supreme Court Historical Society.
Questions about Agency Billing Application? Refer to the Agency Billing User Guide.
Log in to Agency Billing
Do not create a new account if you cannot recall your Agency Billing account username and/or password.
If you forgot your username and/or password, use the password reset; if the previous Agency Billing account administrator left and you do not have the account username and/or password, please contact us at AgencyBilling@calbar.ca.gov for assistance.
Attorneys who are in MCLE group 3 (last names N-Z) are required to report compliance by February 1, 2023. Access the MCLE Compliance tile to see who is required to report MCLE compliance. You can sort your list of attorneys by the “MCLE Reported” column to see who is required to report MCLE compliance. Attorneys with a “No” in in the MCLE Reported column have not reported. A “Yes” in this column means the attorney has reported, and “NA” in this column means the attorney is not required to report. For questions, email AgencyBilling@calbar.ca.gov.
You may use Agency Billing to report your firm’s IOLTA account information on behalf of your attorneys. Questions? View more information on IOLTA or refer to the Agency Billing User Guide.
Coming soon: You will also be able to report client trust account information required under the Client Trust Account Protection Program, effective January 1, 2023.