Monday, October 26, 2015

AZ Bar CEO arrogantly ridicules attorney it wrongfully disbarred at legislative hearing about dismantling the mandatory

By Rachel Alexander, on October 23rd, 2015

On Monday, I attended the first meeting of the ad hoc committee which is analyzing the merits of dismantling the mandatory State Bar in Arizona, HB2629, and was pretty shocked to hear the State Bar's approach and arguments. It just reinforces why Arizona doesn't need a mandatory Bar, but should have a voluntary bar like 18 other states that believe in freedom. Especially since Arizona is a right-to-work state; why are attorneys the only profession in the state still allowed to be regulated by a heavyhanded, corrupt, left-leaning union? First of all, it was refreshing to see such a diverse group of people on the committee (unlike the State Bar itself, which is pretty white). There was a criminal defense attorney, Hispanic attorney, and at least a couple of attorneys involved in protecting freedom, including Clint Bolick from the Goldwater Institute (he was absent yesterday) and Paul Avelar from the Institute for Justice.....To Read More.....

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