Contact: Mike Wiltse, State Bar of Wisconsin

(608) 354-6385,

“We are certainly pleased with the outcome of today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The State Bar of Wisconsin has in place a very aggressive review process that ensures members’ First Amendment rights are respected, including a policy that mandatory dues do not support any direct lobbying expenses regardless of subject matter. The State Bar of Wisconsin brings together Wisconsin legal practitioners in an organized bar association to enhance the regulation of the legal profession, improve the quality of legal services, aid in the efficient administration of the courts, ensure a well-qualified community of lawyers, and help educate the public on their rights. It is our honor to continue that charge as a unified organization.”

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The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 25,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers. For more information, visit

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