June 24, 2011
VSB Dues Statements Can Be Paid Online
Lawyers can now renew their Virginia State Bar membership and pay their dues online.
Online Membership Renewal is available to members in good standing with active, active/Virginia corporate counsel, and associate memberships. Members also still have the option of renewing by postal mail. Dues statements have been mailed.
The online service accepts individual attorney renewals only.
Access will be provided through the secure “Member Login” area of VSB.org. As with the paper statements, members who choose “Online Membership Renewal” certify whether they are covered by a professional liability insurance policy, select what voluntary sections they wish to join, and pay their mandatory annual dues (including the mandatory $25 Clients’ Protection Fund fee), plus any section dues, by credit card.
The site accepts MasterCard and Visa, which can be applied to dues-related payments only. These include late fees that accrue after the membership compliance deadline of July 31. The membership renewal, insurance certification, and dues payment are processed immediately, and a receipt is issued.
Access to the Online Membership Renewal option is available until early October, when attorneys are administratively suspended for membership noncompliance.
Online Membership Renewal is the first of several planned improvements to give members more flexibility and convenience through the VSB website. Eventually, the service will be expanded to include online renewals by groups of attorneys and charging of MCLE noncompliance fees and disciplinary costs.