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June 19, 2019

Dues Statements Mailed: What’s Different This Year?

Virginia lawyers’ annual renewal statements for the 2019-20 year were mailed on June 17, and the deadline for renewal is July 31 – either received by mail or online at the VSB member portalDelinquency fees will be assessed on all late dues and fees. 

What’s new this year on the statement?

  1. Attorney Wellness Fund assessment: A $30 wellness fund assessment is required beginning this year for all active lawyers. An initiative of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the assessment will fund a judges and lawyers assistance program and other activities that improve lawyer wellness. Read more about the order from the Court.
     
  2. Voluntary Pro Bono reporting: All active members are encouraged to report their pro bono contributions for the first time this year, which will be recorded anonymously unless an attorney chooses to provide a name and/or bar ID. Read more about voluntary pro bono reporting

As a reminder, the Clients’ Protection Fund assessment on active lawyers was reduced from $25 to $10 last year. This is the second year that change is reflected on your dues. Read more about the changes from Executive Director Karen Gould here. 

And, if you’re considering retirement, the court made changes to the requirements for Emeritus status in December 2017, which makes it easier to transition to pro-bono-only work.

Please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department of the Virginia State Bar at (804) 775-0530 if you have questions about your dues statement.  Updated: Jun 21, 2019