Bar Rules

Rule 1-506. Clients' Security Fund Assessment

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / Part I - Creation & Organization / CHAPTER 5 FINANCE / Rule 1-506. Clients' Security Fund Assessment

  1. The State Bar is authorized to assess each member of the State Bar a fee of $100.00. This $100.00 fee may be paid in minimum annual installments of $25.00 for a period of four (4) years. Each new member of the State Bar will also be assessed a similar amount upon admission to the State Bar. This fee shall be used only to fund the Clients' Security Fund and shall be in addition to the annual license fee as provided in Rule 1-501 through Rule 1-502.
  2. For a member who joins the State Bar after taking the Georgia Bar Examination, the Clients' Security Fund assessment shall be due and payable in $25.00 installments on July 1 of each year until the balance of $100.00 is paid. The failure of a member to pay the minimum annual installments shall subject the member to the same penalty provisions, including late fees and suspension of membership, as pertain to the failure to pay the annual license fee as set forth in Bar Rules 1-501 and 1-501.1.
  3. For a member who is admitted as a Foreign Law Consultant or who joins without taking the Georgia Bar Examination, and who has not previously paid the Clients' Security Fund Assessment, the full assessment shall be due and payable prior to or upon registration with the State Bar. 



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