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Apr 19, 2022

Citing Wisconsin case, SCOTUS declines challenge against Mich. State Bar

After a Michigan lawyer failed in her challenge to the requirement that she join the State Bar of Michigan and pay dues supporting advocacy activities with which she disagreed, she vowed to appeal to the highest court in the land.

Apr 16, 2020

State Bar proposes eliminating $4 dues increase, citing pandemic

The State Bar of Wisconsin is asking its Board of Governors to eliminate the $4 dues increase proposed in its 2021 budget to help lawyers who are struggling with financial hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 10, 2019

Attorneys sue State Bar over mandatory dues

Two attorneys are suing the State Bar of Wisconsin over the bar dues lawyers must pay to practice in the state.

Apr 21, 2017

Bar approves $4 dues increase (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Bar Board of Governors has approved a $4 increase in yearly dues for the state’s lawyers.

Feb 10, 2017

Bar dues increase could be in offing (UPDATE)

Lawyers throughout the state might see an increase in bar dues starting July 1.

Jun 24, 2015

Bar gears up for dues arbitration

The State Bar is gearing up for arbitration over the dues that members are supposed to pay for the bar's 2016 fiscal year.

Jan 31, 2014

State Bar dues increase on track for April vote (UPDATE)

A State Bar Board of Governors discussion about imposing a $30 dues increase starting in July ended with no action Friday, putting the measure on track for a vote in April.

Jan 24, 2014

Bar members divided on dues increase

A looming Board of Governors' debate over whether Wisconsin attorneys should pay $30 more a year in State Bar dues is shaping up to be hotly contested.

Jan 23, 2014

State Bar to consider $30/year dues increase

A proposal to increase dues by $30 a year, starting in July, will be presented to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s governing body Jan. 31.

Jan 21, 2014

Dues debate raises cost concerns

An attempt to restructure yearly dues for older and younger attorneys drew criticism Tuesday for the fiscal effect it would have on the State Bar and the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

May 16, 2012

State justices seek rewrite on bylaw change for dues challenges (UPDATE)

The State Bar will have to do some rewriting in order to get Wisconsin Supreme Court approval of a proposed bylaw change altering the path for challenges to dues spending.

Apr 11, 2011

Supreme Court considers State Bar spending at rule hearing (UPDATE)

Attorneys argue the State Bar of Wisconsin should have proof, rather than theory, when spending mandatory dues on activities that either regulate the legal profession or improve the quality of legal services.


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