|Active member admitted in any jurisdiction before January 31, 2024
|Active member whose annual gross income is estimated to be less than $45,000 in 2024
|Active Pro Bono
No.There are no changes to the 2024 active, active pro bono, inactive or retired member fees. The Client Security Fund and LRAP assessments also remain static.
Additionally, members whose gross income is estimated to be less than $45,000 in 2024 will be eligible for a 20% discount to the base member fee. This is unchanged from the 2023 threshold.
Members with an annual gross income (AGI) below $45,000 will have a reduced fee equivalent to 80 percent of the regular active member base fee. Members will use their projected AGI for the coming year to determine that year's license fee.
The discount does not apply to special assessments or section dues (CSF Assessment, LRAP Assessment, Section Dues). The discount is not available for active pro bono, active partial year, inactive, or retired members.
AGI includes income from all sources (not just law practice) and from all geographies (not just Oregon-sourced income). AGI does not include income from a spouse or other members of the household.
To qualify for the discount, members must certify on the form established by the OSB CEO, that their projected AGI meets the income threshold requirements. If a member's AGI exceeds $45,000 in the year a discount was taken, the member must make a true-up payment—that is, the amount of the discount given. Members who take the discount may be audited to verify the accuracy of projected AGI.
Member fee payments are due on or before January 31, 2024. Payments made by U.S. mail or other delivery service must be physically received at the bar center by 5:00 p.m. on the due date regardless of postmark or delivery service guarantee. Online payments are timely if received by 11:59 p.m. on the due date.
Payment by credit card is not complete until the transaction has been approved by the bank card merchant authorizer.
The due date for members admitted during 2024 is 30 days from the date of admission to the Oregon State Bar. A member admitted during 2024 is suspended if payment is not received 90 days from the date of admission.
A late fee is assessed for members admitted prior to 2024, and who pay after January 31, 2024.
Membership Fee Status
Final Due Date
|The final deadline for fee payment is April 1, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Suspensions will occur on April 2, 2024.
|Active AGI < $45000
|Active Pro Bono
To view or adjust your fee statement you will first need to log in to the OSB website and then select the fee payment option from your member dashboard. We have instructions to guide you as you proceed. If you are a member of a firm or company with multiple OSB members, you may also consider establishing a Company Administrator with authority to pay fees and complete IOLTA reports for all of your firm’s OSB members.
There are two ways to pay your membership fees:
For security reasons, we are not able to accept payments by phone, email or fax. Credit card payments are accepted only online.
Special options are available for members located outside the U.S. Contact our accounting department at (503) 620-0222 ext. 308 for instructions.
You will receive an email confirmation at the email address we have on file once your payment has been processed. Online payments will receive faster notification; physical payments take longer to be processed. Your member dashboard will also be updated within 24 hours of payment processing.
|Phone: (503) 620-0222 or (800) 452-8260
|Status Change, Reinstatement, Resignation, Active Pro Bono Information
|Waivers - Military, Vista, Peace Corps, Americorps, Other
|Extension 304 or 308
|Web Payment Problems
|Extension 304 or 308
We accept Visa and MasterCard, or debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo. We also accept ACH payments from U.S.-based checking accounts.
No. Membership fee payments are not accepted via the phone, fax, or email. For your security, membership fee payments by credit or debit card must be made online.
Please be sure you are using an acceptable payment type. We do not currently accept online payments from financial institutions outside the U.S., and only accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. If you continue to get an error message, please call the accounting department at 503-431-6308 for assistance.
Your payment may need special handling if you reside outside the U.S. Please call our accounting department at (503) 431-6308 for instructions.
We do not offer installment plans but do accept partial payments. Please call the accounting department at 503-431-6304 to set this up. Please note, however, that partial payments will not prevent a fee increase if you have a balance due on mandatory fees after the deadline for payment, nor will it prevent suspension if the full payment is not made by April 3. If you make a partial payment, please clearly indicate your intent to make partial payment and include your bar number on your statement or check. A receipt showing the remaining balance owed is sent each time a partial payment is processed.
We offer two types of fee waivers and one type of exemption. All waivers and extensions require that applications must be received by the January 31 deadline to be effective. Waivers and exemptions apply only to mandatory fees and assessments, not section memberships. The available options are:
Military: Available to OSB members in active U.S. military service serving in any branch of the U.S. armed forces. Waivers will be granted regardless of the lawyer's length of active duty for the year the waiver is granted. Please supply a copy of your current active duty orders with the completed Waiver Request Form.
Other Waiver: Available to OSB members participating in VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and other volunteer programs serving the national interest or the legal profession, and for which the member receives only a subsistence income, stipend or expense reimbursement that is the member's principal source of income. Waiv ers will be granted if the lawyer's service encompasses the majority of the year and otherwise meets the criteria for this category. Please supply documentation with this waiver request using the Waiver Request Form.
Hardship Exemptions require proof of both extreme financial hardship and of a physical or mental disability that prevents working. Hardship exemptions are for a one-year period only; requests must be resubmitted annually on or before January 31 of the year for which the exemption is requested. Members who wish to apply for a hardship exemption should complete the Hardship Exemption form and provide the requested documentation.
Anyone who has been granted power of attorney for a member currently serving in the military and deployed overseas can complete the waiver form on the member's behalf. The person holding power of attorney should sign the form and indicate he or she is signing under power of attorney. The form must be remitted by 5:00 p.m., January 31, 2024.
You should receive a receipt via email to the email address listed on your account in your membership record. If you need a duplicate receipt, log in to your Member Dashboard, select the “Account” tab and click on “Order and Fee Payment History” to print a duplicate receipt.
Yes. This is a relatively new requirement, and is in response to known security issues with public display of members' payment status. You may pay fees through your individual credentials or have an authorized Company Administrator pay your fees. Please note that individual bar members are responsible for ensuring all compliance matters are completed.
Only in special, limited circumstances. Rule 1.11 of the OSB Rules of Procedure requires all members to designate an email address for receipt of bar notices and correspondence except attorneys who are over the age of 65 and fully retired from the practice of law, and attorneys for whom reasonable accommodation is required by applicable law. For purposes of this rule an attorney is "fully retired from the practice of law" if the attorney does not engage at any time in any activity that constitutes the practice of law. An attorney seeking an exemption from the email address requirement must submit a written request to the Chief Executive Officer, whose decision on the request will be final. Attorneys who have been exempted from the email requirement receive required regulatory notices through the U.S. mail.
You will be assessed an automatic late fee after January 31 and you will then have until April 1, 2024, to make your payment. If you do not pay by the April 1 deadline, you will be administratively suspended. If you do not wish to maintain your OSB membership, or wish to change your status, please review our Status Changes pages.
Active members whose annual income is at or below $45,000 will qualify for the discounted membership fee. You can find more details on the discounted membership fee tab.
Fees are not refundable except for the following limited circumstances:
Your annual membership fee comprises three separate funds:
The active member fee pays for the cost of regulatory programs and other bar services.
The allocations by program are estimates developed from the current budget. Actual results may vary.
No, but any sections you belonged to the prior year will be pre-checked on the Sections page of your member fee statement. You can add or remove sections on that same page, but please note that section dues may not be refundable after payment has been made. Section memberships are not transferrable.
Section membership is voluntary and any active or inactive member of the bar may join any number of sections. Some sections also accept associate non-member and law student memberships. Non-lawyers interested in joining a section should use the Associate Non-Member Section Membership form. Law students interested in joining a section should use the Law Student Associate Program form.
Some sections offer complimentary section memberships to new lawyers, law students, over 50-year members and members of the judiciary. If you think you qualify for complimentary membership use the respective form available here.New lawyers and 50-year members can receive complimentary section memberships online after logging in. Note that section membership fees are not refundable if you later discover you qualified under the complimentary offer.
Membership dues vary by section. For the current dues pricing for each section visit the section home page and select the section name to see the membership dues for the year.