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May 3, 2019

14 Wisconsin attorneys want voluntary bar — through a rule change

A Madison attorney and long-time advocate of a voluntary bar is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to make the State Bar voluntary through a rule-change proceeding.

Jan 9, 2012

Madison attorney looking for compromise on mandatory bar

With the Wisconsin Supreme Court scheduled to revisit a proposal to abolish the mandatory bar, petitioner Steve Levine is looking for a compromise.

Nov 9, 2011

Justices, attorneys divided on need for State Bar review (UPDATE)

For the first time in 30 years, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering the formation of a committee to evaluate the performance and function of the mandatory State Bar.

Sep 22, 2011

State Bar listening sessions prompt prediction of dues increase

A member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors is arguing a series of statewide listening sessions is really just a prelude to a dues increase.

Jul 7, 2011

Attorneys continue the fight for voluntary bar (UPDATE)

Attorneys Steve Levine and Jim Thiel are petitioning the state Supreme Court again to make the State Bar of Wisconsin voluntary. Justices on June 1, with a 4-3 ruling, nixed the attorneys’ latest petition after deciding it lacked the detail necessary to warrant a public hearing. But on June 30, Levine and Thiel filed an […]


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