How much it costs to become and remain an Attorney

The LSAT and LSDAS: $200

 

Law School Applications: $500

 

Law School Tuition and Books and Living: $65,500

max grad school loan amount plus private loans

 

Applying for the Bar: $650

letter of intent $80, bar application $300, ncbe $200, mpre $60

 

Passing the Bar: $3,500

bar bri course with ipod

 

Surving till you pass the Bar: $10,000

bar study loan

 

Immediately after the Bar: $200

swearing in, law license $150, tn bpr number

 

Forever:

ABA dues Free the first year, then $125 + $10 every year after,

until you’re old/retired and get a discount again

TBA dues $125-$275 depends on how much money you make or until you get old/retired

MBA dues Free the first two years, then $75 for two years, $125 for 2 years, $165 for 5 years, $200 every year after till you’re old and get a discount again

TN Law license $135 + $5 every year after till they change the statute, appx every 10 years

TN Professional privilege tax $400 by law, it will definately go up

TN CLE about $500 per year to get your 15 hours of credit

AWA Free the first year, then $65 each year

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