State Bar members are invited to attend Executive Committee meeting conducted annually to evaluate the amount of dues members may deduct for activities that are not reasonably related to regulating the legal profession or improving the quality of legal services.
July 21, 2021 – On Aug. 20, the State Bar of Wisconsin Executive Committee will conduct its annual Keller dues reduction evaluation of fiscal year 2021 (FY21) activity for the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) reduction calculation.
FY23 begins July 1, 2022, and runs through June 30, 2023.
Under Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990), the State Bar may not use the compulsory dues of objecting members for activities that are not reasonably related to regulating the legal profession or improving the quality of legal services.
Each year the State Bar Board of Governors approves an annual reduction amount for members who object to certain State Bar expenditures as identified by the Executive Committee.
The calculation is completed using financial statements and activities for the State Bar’s most recently audited fiscal year; for FY23, it is FY21 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).
The Executive Committee invites members to attend the meeting that will determine the optional amount that members can deduct from State Bar dues for FY23.
The meeting will be held at the State Bar Center in Madison. Members who plan to attend the meeting should contact Jan Marks by email or by phone at (608) 250-6106 by Aug. 18, 2021.