U.S. Supreme Court to hear case that could impact lawyers in mandatory bar states.

Free speech and free association relief for lawyers may be on the way. On February 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Janus v American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), a case that revisits the issue

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House Judiciary passes bar reform bill HB 2119.

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the Arizona House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee by a vote of 6-3 passed House Bill 2119. The Bill separates the Arizona Bar’s regulatory functions from its trade association functions. Those voting in favor: Representatives

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AZ LAWMAKER WANTS STATE BAR TO FOCUS ONLY ON CONSUMER PROTECTION.

PHOENIX — “The State Bar of Arizona cannot effectively serve two masters. The interests of the public and the interests of lawyers are not the same.” With this declaration, District 20 House Member Anthony Kern introduced House Bill 2119 this

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Wisconsin Bar reformer Steven Levine petitions court to only fund regulation.

PETITION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE SCR 10.03(5)(b) WITH SCR 10.03(5)(b)-(e) AND TO AMEND SCR 10.03(6) AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PETITION Petitioner Steven Levine hereby petitions this Court to repeal SCR 10.03(5)(b), to adopt a new SCR 10.03(5)(b)-(e), and to

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Goldwater Institute asks U.S. Supreme Court to protect attorneys’ First Amendment rights.

By Jennifer Tiedemann News Release Posted on December 15, 2017 Phoenix—Today, the Goldwater Institute has asked the United States Supreme Court to take a case to help protect attorneys’ right to free speech—including their right not to speak. Arnold Fleck

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Cal State Bar Prepares to Implement Historic Reforms Following Gov. Brown Signature on the Agency’s Annual Fee Bill

State Bar of California News Release For Immediate Release: Oct. 2, 2017 State Bar Prepares to Implement Historic Reforms Following Gov. Brown Signature on the Agency’s Annual Fee Bill On October 2, 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 36 into

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Comment Period Ends May 22, 2017 For Petition to Amend Arizona Supreme Court Rule 32

As posted here in January, the Goldwater Institute filed a petition asking the Arizona Supreme Court to amend its Rules 32(c) and (d) so as to split the functions of the State Bar of Arizona into two distinct subsets, a

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House Bill 2295 – FACT SHEET

House Bill 2295 Also see Goldwater Institute HB 2295 Bullet Points What it does Separates the regulatory functions from the trade association purposes of the State Bar of Arizona;   And thereby eliminates the longstanding regulator/trade association conflict of interest

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