|Fee statements - most for $395 - for State Bar members will be mailed
Attorneys who paid voluntary dues for 1998 and/or 1999 may apply those amounts
to the 2000 fee, seek a refund or donate the voluntary fee to the general fund by
following instructions on the statement.
Attorneys may also take a $5 "lobbying deduction" if they disagree with some
portion of the bar's lobbying efforts.
For the first time, legislation authorizing bar dues includes a reduction for attorneys
based on annual earnings. Lawyers who make less than $25,000 per year will be eligible for
a 50 percent reduction in dues, and those earning less than $40,000 may receive a 25