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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 amended petition to abolish the ...

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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 we going on this?” asked ...

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