June 21, 2017 – To date, about one-third of State Bar of Wisconsin members are paying their annual Supreme Court assessments and State Bar dues in a new way this year – via online payment.
Thanks to a newly revised Supreme Court Rule – 20:1.15, the trust account rule or e-banking rule – that went into effect last July, State Bar members can now pay their annual assessments and dues online.
Paying online is easy, said State Bar Treasurer John Danner of Minocqua, who has been in practice for nearly 40 years. “With no training, I completed the registration in less than 10 minutes,” Danner said. “It works really well.”
Who Can Pay Court Assessments and Dues Online?
Fully enrolled attorneys in good standing – those who have a Bar card – may pay online.
You cannot pay your dues online if:
- You are a new member who will join on or before July 1, 2017;
- You want to change your name or membership status;
- Your membership is suspended; or
- Your office would like to pay for firm members in bulk
Pay Online, by Mail, or by Phone – Pay by July 1 to Avoid Late Fees
State Bar of Wisconsin membership dues and Wisconsin Supreme Court assessments for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018) are due July 1, 2017. Pay your dues and assessments by July 1 to avoid late fees.
All members received their statements in May via the USPS. Members may pay:
· By phone during May, June, and July by calling Customer Service at (800) 728-7788.
Find Out More
For more information on the Supreme Court assessments and State Bar dues, see “Pay Annual Court Assessments and Dues By July 1: Members Can Now Pay Online,” in the May 3, 2017, issue of InsideTrack.
For more information about paying online, see Membership FAQs and Paying Your Assessments and Dues FAQs on WisBar.org, or contact Customer Service at (800) 728-7788 or email at email@example.com.