REP. KERN CALLS FOR SEPARATING STATE BAR’S REGULATORY AND TRADE ASSOCIATION FUNCTIONS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.

Can a quasi-government agency avoid dysfunction when it has dual roles as regulator protecting the public from unethical lawyers and as trade association promoting lawyers’ professional and economic interests? District 20 House Member Anthony Kern says “No, it can’t.” For

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The fight resumes for lawyer regulation reform in Arizona.

The fight to reform lawyer regulation in Arizona resumes. HB2300 and HB2295 were introduced last Friday by Rep. Anthony Kern. HB2300 is the pure voluntary bar bill. It establishes that lawyers are not required to be a member of any

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Petition filed to split up Arizona Bar’s regulatory functions from its trade association activities.

A petition was filed today that asks 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 mandatory membership organization (“Mandatory Bar”)

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