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Michigan Supreme Court considering fee hike for lawyers

December 26, 2021 GMT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It could cost more to be a Michigan lawyer.

The Michigan Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to raise dues for most lawyers by $70 a year to $385 or 22%.

The State Bar of Michigan has not had a dues increase since 2003. The increase would help “continue the valuable services and resources the Bar provides for its members,” the court said.

Lawyers help pay for the operations of the State Bar and the attorney discipline system.

The state’s Supreme Court is accepting comments until April 1. It also will hold a public hearing.