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  1. It is a transcript of CLE courses that is sent to all active, non-exempt members in January of each year showing all CLE hours taken for the previous year and indicating all fees owed.
  2. Can CLE hours be carried forward?

    Yes. Regular CLE hours - 12 hours can be carried to the next year In-House CLE hours - 6 hours can be carried to the next year Ethics hours - 2 hours can be carried to the next year Professionalism hours - 2 hours can be carried to the next year Trial hours - 3 hours can be carried to the next year
  3. How do I login to the website?

    State Bar members, if you have created a username and password, please use the one you created. Proceed by clicking here.

    If you have not created an account, your username is your Bar number and your password is your last name with no punctuation or spaces and four digit birth year in all lowercase (i.e., username: 006400, password: smith1978).
  4. How do I obtain information about Admission on Motion (Reciprocity)?

    What kinds of issues does JDPP handle?
  5. How do I order a Membership Certificate that is suitable for framing?

  6. How do I order a Membership Certificate that is suitable for framing?

    Journey Through Justice
  7. If you have already paid active dues, you may send an email to membership@gabar.org and request that your status be changed. Be sure to include your Bar Number and the effective date. If you have not paid your dues, the change can be indicated on the dues notice and you may pay the inactive dues amount shown on the notice.

  8. What happens if I do not pay my Bar Dues?

    As an inactive member, you are not required to complete CLE hours and your dues are lower. However, inactive status requires that you do not practice law in Georgia. A possible disadvantage is the fact that if you plan to use your Georgia license to be admitted by reciprocity to another jurisdiction, the other jurisdiction often requires that you have been active 5 of the last 7 years.