April 26, 2011
VSB Online Dues Renewal to Begin in June
Lawyers will be able to renew their Virginia State Bar membership and pay their dues online for the first time this year.
Online Membership Renewal will begin in early June, after paper dues statements have been mailed. The online option is available to members in good standing with active, active/Virginia corporate counsel, and associate memberships.
The new service will accept only individual attorney renewals.
Access will be provided through the secure “Member Login” area of VSB.org. Members who choose “Online Membership Renewal” will 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 will accept 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 will be processed immediately, and a receipt will be issued.
Access to the Online Membership Renewal option will be available to members from early June until early October, when attorneys are administratively suspended for membership noncompliance.
When the access is available, the VSB will alert members through the monthly E-News and the “Latest News” section of VSB.org.
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.Updated: Apr 28, 2011