February 11, 2016

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Friday, January 15, 2016) – Representative Anthony Kern has co-sponsored House Bills 2219 and 2221 concerning the regulation of lawyers. The bills place all public protection mandates entirely under state supreme court control and active supervision and also minimizes the regulatory independence of the State Bar of Arizona.

February 4, 2016
10 reasons a voluntary state bar is better than a mandatory bar
By Jen, kissing the first amendment goodbye, by Jason Eppink at Flickr Creative Commons Attribution; Scandalized by David Goehring Flickr Creative Commons Attribution.
February 15, 2016
Arizona Voluntary Bar Bill Legislation

Two House Bills dealing with attorney regulation in Arizona have been introduced by Arizona House Member Rep. Anthony Kern and co-sponsors. The first is House Bill 2219, which is identical to last session’s HB 2629. It states that the supreme

February 4, 2016
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.

February 4, 2016
Arizona House Bill 2219

State of Arizona House of Representatives Fifty-second Legislature Second Regular Session 2016 HB 2219 Introduced by Representatives Kern: Finchem, Leach, Mitchell, Olson, Petersen, Thorpe, Weninger AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 12, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE 1, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION

February 12, 2016
Summarizing 2016 voluntary bar legislation

House Bill 2219 is identical to last session’s HB 2629. It states that the supreme court shall license and regulate attorneys for the practice of law in Arizona. And it further states an attorney shall not be required to be ...

February 5, 2016
A solution in search of a problem?

Last March, in an email letter to Arizona special interest bar associations asking for their help “to fight House Bill 2629,” last session’s voluntary bar legislation, State Bar of Arizona CEO and Executive Director John Phelps declared, “It’s a solution ...

By M. R. Hernandez, Esq.