Monday, July 28, 2014

Court Rejects State Bar Bylaw Amendment

A letter to the editor from Steve Levine, Madison, is among those in the latest issue of Wisconsin Lawyer,
"the Board of Governors adopted a bylaw allowing it to remove one of its own members from office for 'conduct contrary the best interest of the State Bar.' An amendment offered by me to protect a Board member’s First Amendment rights of advocacy, association, and speech was soundly rejected on a 34-3 vote.
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"Fortunately, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the bylaw on a 7-0 vote. ..."
with a response from Bob Gagan, President of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

The order on removal of Officers and the Board of Governors, 2014 WI 52 (13-07 and 13-13) may be found here.