July 18, 2018 – On Aug. 24, the State Bar of Wisconsin Executive Committee will conduct its annual Keller dues reduction evaluation of Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) activity for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) reduction calculation.
FY20 begins July 1, 2019, and runs through June 30, 2020.
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 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 FY20, it is FY18 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).
The Executive Committee invites members to attend the meeting that will determine the optional amount that members can deduct from State Bar dues for FY20. Members who plan to attend the meeting should contact Jan Marks at (608) 250-6106 by Aug. 20.