Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Douglas W. Kammer sworn in as 54th State Bar president

Alex De Grand, WisBar, May 8, 2009, reports from our State Bar's annual convention.
Kammer said that the State Bar must embrace greater transparency in its operations, offer better services to its members, and increase its defense of the courts and the legal profession. Returning to his signature campaign issue, Kammer said that these goals should be achieved by converting the State Bar into a voluntary membership association.

and Incoming president continues call for voluntary State Bar, by Jane Pribek, Wisconsin Law Journal, May 8, 2009
He cited a need to democratize the bar, so candidates for bar president do not come just from a nominating committee consisting of a handful of members of the homogeneous Board of Governors. Kammer also promised to make the bar more accountable and transparent, both by publishing meeting notes and making financial information more accessible to members.