California Bar dues could be going up, with the heftiest increase being borne by lawyers who don't practice law. The organization is seeking to increase dues by $5 per year for the state's active members and a whopping $85 for inactive attorneys. Bar leaders retreated from an earlier proposal that would have forced bad lawyers to pay a substantial portion of the costs of their own disciplinary proceedings. The idea had come under heavy attack from both inside and outside the Bar.
Calif. Bar Aims Fat Fee Hike at Inactive Lawyers
March 9, 2005