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Steve Levine

Jan 9, 2020

Vocal state bar critic Steve Levine dies at age 71

Steve Levine, a Madison lawyer and vocal critic of the State Bar of Wisconsin, has died. The State Bar reports that he passed away Jan. 4 at age 71.

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.

Apr 18, 2018

High court: Granting petition not in best interests of lawyers, state

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently issued an order this week outlining its decision to deny a petition that would have reined in how the State Bar of Wisconsin can spend the dues that lawyers must pay when they are licensed to practice in the state.

Feb 23, 2018

High court votes down bar-dues petition, pro hac vice fee increase

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to deny a Madison lawyer’s petition asking the justices to rein in how the State Bar of Wisconsin spends members’ mandatory dues.

Feb 13, 2018

Board OKs Keller dues reduction

On the heels of unanimously amending its policy for calculating Keller-dues reductions, the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors also approved a new Keller dues amount.

Feb 9, 2018

Bar revises Keller reduction, records access policies (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors has adopted revisions to its policies in response to a former bar president’s request for more restrictions on how the organization spends members’ mandatory dues.

Jun 28, 2017

High court to hear testimony on State Bar dues, private appointment rate

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will be hearing testimony in the fall or winter on four more petitions.

Apr 26, 2017

Madison attorney wants high court to change how bar spends dues — again

A Madison lawyer is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to further rein in the types of lobbying activities the State Bar can pay for using members' yearly dues.

Feb 1, 2016

State Bar mulls dues policy, OKs 2017 Keller reduction

After objections from government and out-of-state attorneys, the State Bar of Wisconsin's Board of Governors is retooling a proposal meant to help ensure dues recommendations are regular and predictable.

Aug 4, 2015

Paying the bar tab: Keller dues at heart of latest State Bar skirmish

The latest development in a long-festering dispute over mandatory dues finds the Wisconsin State Bar once again preparing to go to the arbitration table to fight off a challenge of its ability to collect money for purposes that members might object to.

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.

Jun 23, 2015

Members object to some State Bar dues

Three attorneys are objecting to the State Bar dues to be paid for 2016.

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