Hey, you lawyers suspended from practicing the law for not paying annual dues. Has the State Bar got a deal for you!
Pay half of what you owe, plus this year’s $410 dues, and your record is clean and you’re off the rolls of the suspended. At least that’s what the State Bar hopes to do once a 30-day public comment period ends.
The proposal — which adds an amendment to the State Bar’s waiver rules — helps the agency too. Currently, the State Bar is owed more than $21.6 million in unpaid fees from 8,342 lawyers. If even half that number pays up, the State Bar — always looking for revenue — could bag more than $10.8 million. And that doesn’t hurt in tough economic times.
"Found money" and "blue light specials," after the jump.