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Calif. Supreme Court OKs $297 Interim Bar Dues

Nov. 21, 2016, 4:53 PM

The California Bar can collect $297 from each member under a state Supreme Court order Nov. 17, which ensures attorney discipline can continue while lawmakers resolve the annual dues bill.
The approval is the second time since 1998, when then-Gov. Pete Wilson (R) vetoed the annual dues bill, that the Supreme Court has stepped in to ensure funding of the state’s chief lawyer discipline system. The Bar has no authority to charge dues in 2017 because the Legislature has failed to advance either of two dues bills, amid battles over reform and turf.
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