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  • July 20, 2016

    Executive Committee Takes Up Keller Dues Evaluation Aug. 26 for Fiscal Year 2018

    State Bar members are invited to attend the meeting of the Executive Committee when it will conduct its annual evaluation on the amount of dues to deduct for the State Bar’s legislative activities.

    July 20, 2016 – On Aug. 26, the State Bar of Wisconsin Executive Committee will conduct its annual Keller dues reduction evaluation of Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) activity for the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) reduction calculation.

    FY18 begins July 1, 2017 and runs through June 30, 2018.

    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 Board approves an annual reduction amount for members who object to certain 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 FY18, it is FY16 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016).

    The Executive Committee invites members to attend the meeting that will determine the optional amount that members can deduct for FY18.

    Members who plan to attend the meeting should contact Jan Marks at (608) 250-6106 by Aug. 22.

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