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Steve Levine

Aug 8, 2011

Madison lawyer runs into bar exam roadblock

Madison attorney Steve Levine wants to know what those who sat for the most recent Wisconsin bar exam thought about the experience.

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 […]

Jun 2, 2011

Despite setback, voluntary bar push will continue

A switch to a voluntary State Bar will take more than a few deletions to the current rules governing membership.

Jun 1, 2011

State Supreme Court denies voluntary bar petition

The push to abolish the mandatory State Bar suffered a setback Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a petition to make the organization voluntary. By a 4-3 vote, the court decided that the proposal submitted Feb. 11 by attorneys Steve Levine and Jim Thiel lacked enough detail to warrant a public hearing. “Where are […]

Apr 14, 2011

Voluntary bar movement stuck in limbo

The State Bar is operating in a gray area, a past leader of the group alleges, until it defines its role more clearly.

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.

Sep 9, 2010

Public Image Campaign is constitutional

The State Bar's use of mandatory dues to fund the Public Image Campaign did not violate the First Amendment.


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