Monday, April 28, 2014

Board of Governors opts to hold attorney hiring discussion behind closed doors

Eric Heisig reported in the Wisconsin Law Journal on last week's meeting of our State Bar Board of Governors [BOG].
"The pending discussion was sparked by an email sent to former State Bar Assistant Executive Director Lynda Tanner by BOG member Steve Levine, who questioned why the bar spent $27,688 to hire Bobbi Howell of Foley & Lardner LLP to defend a bylaw in front of the state Supreme Court. That bylaw, as well as a corresponding rules petition, would have, in part, given the BOG power to remove a governor."