The Utah State Bar has migrated to a new service provider. Online license renewal is now available for Active, Inactive, and Current status attorneys and members of the Paralegal Division. The address for online renewal has changed. It is https://services.utahbar.org. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition to a system that will better serve you.
License notices for the 2014-2015 license renewal year will be mailed during the first week of June to the preferred mailing address of record. The notice will include the login and password allowing the attorney to complete the license renewal online at https://services.utahbar.org.
If you have not received or have forgotten your login information you can fill out the online request form at the bottom of this page. Login information will then be sent to your email address of record. You may also contact the Licensing Department at 801-297-7020 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Online Services at 801-297-7023 / email@example.com to obtain your login information.
Additional Licensing Information:
- Summary of Utah State Bar Licensing Policy
- Utah Court Rules Governing Attorney Licensing
- Licensing Information for Firm Administrators
- Paralegal Membership Renewal Information
- Accessing Utah State Bar Portal and Possible Solutions to Common Portal Problems
License Renewal and Late / Reinstatement Fees for 2014 – 2015
Fees for the 2014 / 2015 licensing year are:
- Active Status – $425 +$20 Client Security Fund
- Current Status - $425
- Active Under 3 – $250 +$20 Client Security Fund
- Inactive Full Service – $150
- Inactive No Service – $105
- Late Payment Fee – Attorneys submitting licensing payment after July 31, 2014 will be assessed a $100 late fee.
- Reinstatement Fee – Attorneys submitting licensing payment after August 31, 2014 will be assessed a $200 reinstatement fee.
The online system accepts payment by check, Visa or Mastercard. Payment by credit card will automatically advance the license to the next year and you will be able to print a receipt for your records. A receipt letter with a licensing sticker will be sent shortly thereafter to complete the transaction. The new system will also allow you to log back in at any time to retrieve Utah State Bar invoices for printing.
If you wish to pay by check, you must complete the online renewal process. You will be required to:
Select the Pay By Check Option in the payment area.
Click the SUBMIT Button
Print a copy of your completed license form, attach a check with your Bar number, and mail it to:
Utah State Bar
Attn: Licensing Department
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
For organizations wishing to submit a single check payment to cover all attorneys in that organization the following steps must be followed:
- Each attorney in the organization must complete the online license form, select the “pay by check” option, click SUBMIT and print the license form evidencing completion of the online process;
- The firm administrator/designated person collects the license forms from each attorney and submits the collected forms and a single check to the Licensing Department at the Utah State Bar.
2014-2015 Mandatory Licensing Information
In addition to the address and fee requirements, the 2014-2015 license form contains new requirements that MUST be completed to have your license form considered completed.
Email Address Is Now Required – As part of the license information at least one email address must be provided. Attorneys will have the option of setting the email address to be Private which will mask the address from the public attorney directory. The Utah State Bar will not sell nor share this address with any third party.
IOLTA Reporting – Reporting of Attorney IOLTA Status and Accounts is now a requirement for licensure as directed by the Utah Supreme Court. On June 27, 2005, the Utah Supreme Court issued an order setting out new rules to govern the IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) Program. The order was effective upon signing and attorneys needed to comply with the new rule by December 27, 2005.
The new IOLTA rule no longer allows for attorneys to opt-out of the IOLTA program while still maintaining a non-interest bearing account. It states that all client trust accounts must be interest bearing with attorney making one of two choices of where the interest should be directed. The first option is that the interest be generated for the benefit of the client if the amount is sufficiently large and/or is being held for a sufficient period of time to generate net interest in behalf of the client. (Net interest are the funds that remain after bank service fees and other administrative costs.) If the first option is not viable, the second option is to direct the interest to the Utah Supreme Court IOLTA Program. The Utah Bar Foundation has been appointed by the Utah Supreme Court to administer this program. UCJA Ch. 24 – IOLTA Program Rules
Attorney Licensing, Online Services, and IOLTA Support
For questions related to license renewals, policies and fees, please contact the Licensing Department at (801) 297-7020 or (801) 297-7021 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions related to the online license system, please contact Online Support via email sent to email@example.com
For questions related to IOLTA, please contact Kim Paulding with the Utah Bar Foundation at (801) 297-7046 or via email at IOLTA@utahbar.org.
For questions on the Utah State Bar budget please visit the new Bar Operations reporting area.
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