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Frequently Asked Questions

Below, the current Board has attempted to answer some of the frequently asked questions by its membership. If you cannot find an answer below, please feel free to contact one of the current officers or directors.

How can I become a member of the WilCo Bar?

Licensed attorneys can apply online at wilcobar.com. The membership year runs from June 1 to May 31, and members are required to pay their dues yearly to remain a member in good standing.

 

What are the benefits of joining the WilCo Bar aka WCBA?

As a member of the WilCo Bar, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with local attorneys, local judges, and attend low cost Continuing Legal Education. Membership in the WCBA is also a prerequisite to being on the appointment list in Williamson County. Members are also provided a badge, which allows easy access to the Williamson County Courthouse. Eligibility for a badge is left to the discretion of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

 

How long does it take to process my member application?

Since membership applications and payment are online, your membership is effective immediately. You should receive an email showing proof of payment of your dues. Please bring that invoice payment verification to the WC Sheriff's officers at the courthouse to get your badge starting September 1, 2016.

 

Who can I contact if I have a question about my membership status?

The Secretary of the WCBA processes the membership applications and generally maintains information related to membership. The current Secretary’s information can be located under the “Directory Membership” tab or email info@wilcobar.com 

 

Why am I not receiving email communications related to the Bar activities?

You may not have renewed your membership. The Bar’s fiscal year runs from June 1 through May 31. Every year you are required to renew your membership by completing a new application and paying your dues. If we do not receive your new application and dues by October 1 of the new fiscal year, you are removed from our email list. Log into the website and make sure that your profile has the most accurate contact info.

 

Can I get a replacement badge?

If you have lost your badge, you can obtain a replacement and pay $10.00 online. Email info@wilcobar.com for more information on this process.

 

 

What do my dues pay for?

The dues collected by the WBCA are all allocated towards the goals of the WBCA, which include funding several CLEs provided throughout the fiscal year, maintaining the membership lists, maintaining the website and online directory, facilitating settlement week, and providing networking and social events for the membership. In addition, the first 50 paid members who register for a luncheon also get their lunch paid for.

 

Can I inspect the books and records of the WBCA?


The financial records of the WBCA are available for inspection and copying by any member in good standing of the WBCA. To inspect the books or records, please contact the current Treasurer of the WBCA in writing and make your request. The Treasurer’s contact information can be found under the “Directory Membership” tab.

 

What do the officers and directors of the WBCA do?

The officers and directors of the WBCA are local attorneys who volunteer their time to plan and coordinate all the Bar events throughout the year. The discussion and planning of events takes place at the Board meetings which are held the 1st Thursday of every month. Some of the events which the Board plans, include monthly meetings, 10-12 CLEs a fiscal year, Holiday parties, membership drive, and settlement week. The Board also provides and coordinates volunteer/community outreach opportunities such as Wills for Heroes, Now that You’re 18, Habitat for Humanity, and the J.B. Brookshire Scholarship. The Board alternates years in providing a Bench Bar Conference or End of the Year Party for its membership. The officers and directors easily provide over 50 hours of volunteer service each fiscal year.

 

When does the WBCA meet?

The WBCA meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except during June and July). Meeting times and locations can be found on the Calendar on the home page.  The WBCA's regular meetings are at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown.

When is the Bar's fiscal year?

The Bar's fiscal year runs from June 1st to May 31st. While the new fiscal year starts in June, the Bar is dormant over the summer months, and then officially kicks off its membership drive in August. To be a member in good standing, members are required to renew their membership each year and pay the requisite dues amount. If a person joins in the middle of the fiscal year, dues are not prorated.

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