Lawyer Resources

Annual Dues & Fees

A dues statement is mailed every June, and the deadline for payment is July 31.
Lawyers failing to complete annual dues requirements by October 8 will be administratively suspended.

Lawyers can log in to pay their dues and fees (including late fees, if applicable) between mid-June and mid-December.

View the most recent version of the dues statement (pdf)

Calendar of all compliance deadlines – Deadlines are Eastern Time.

What’s on your annual dues statement?

1. a chance to change your status​

The dues statement is the easiest way to change your status. List your ID number, your present status, and check the box of the status you wish to change to. Learn more about status options.

2. a chance to join or leave voluntary sections

3. annual dues & fees

  Annual Dues Clients' Protection Fund Attorney Wellness Fund
Active $250 $5 $30
Associate $125    
Emeritus $0    
Judicial $0    
Retired $0    
Disabled $0    

4. certificate of professional liability

Active lawyers must also complete a mandatory certification regarding professional liability insurance. Use this certification form to change your certification mid-year.

5. voluntary pro bono reporting

This year both active and associate members are requested to voluntarily supply information regarding pro bono service and financial contributions. Learn more.

Address and Email of Record Requirements

Virginia lawyers must maintain an address and email address of record with the bar. Log in to update your contact information online or use the form to mail or email your changes (pdf).

NOTE: Virginia Corporate Counsel, Corporate Counsel Registrants, Military Legal Assistance Attorneys, and Foreign Legal Consultants cannot edit their information online. Please submit your updates via the form.

Service Members Civil Relief Act

Active duty Virginia lawyers stationed outside of the commonwealth in a combat zone may be able to seek relief from annual dues and fees under this act by providing a copy of their orders to the VSB. Please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department at (804) 775-0530 or for specific requirements.

Authority for the VSB’s Annual DuesClients’ Protection Fund fee, and Attorney Wellness Fund fee is found in Part 6, Section IV, Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Code, Title 54.1, Chapter 39, Article 2. Failure to meet these obligations by July 31 will result in accrual of delinquency fees and possible administrative suspension pursuant to Paragraph 19 of the Rules of Court. According to § 54.1-3914 of the Code of Virginia any attorney who fails for two successive years to pay the annual fees shall forfeit his or her license to practice law in the Commonwealth.

Updated: May 14, 2021