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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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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North Dakota Bar’s Family Law Task Force and the propensity of mandatory bars to tread on lawyer First Amendment rights.

Right now, the State Bar of Arizona can spend attorneys’ mandatory dues on anything it wants to so long as the expenditure is related to improving the practice of law through the regulation of attorneys.  That could mean lobbying, advertising

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In re Petition for a Rule Change to Create a Voluntary State Bar of Nebraska

“In our view, the best solution is to modify the court’s rules creating and establishing the Bar Association (and other related rules) to limit the use of mandatory dues, or assessments, to the regulation of the legal profession. This purpose

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