Howell Comments on Lawsuit Challenging Mandatory Bar Membership

22 July 2019 WUWM News
Partner Bobbi Howell was quoted on a WUWM radio segment, “Conservative Group Seeks To End Requirement For lawyers To Join Wisconsin State Bar,” about a lawsuit challenging a requirement that Wisconsin lawyers pay dues and belong to the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Howell, who represents the state bar in the case, said the bar believes all members and the public are best served by having the requirement that attorneys join. “By having all practicing lawyers be members of the bar, the bar gets a much more comprehensive input from lawyers [from] various socio-economic statuses of the lawyers themselves as well as the clients that they represent in all different areas of the law,” she said. “People with different perspectives from northern Wisconsin, from southern Wisconsin and rural and urban and the whole gamut.”

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