In 2013, the Bar claimed the cost of lawyer regulation was $4.67 million. Dues brought in $9.3 million that same year. Half the dues went to non-regulatory matters. Even in the half that went to regulatory matters, it is likely that there are parts of the $220,000 paid to CEO John Phelps in 2013. Here is his inflated compensation: JOHN F. PHELPS CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR $180,412.reportable compensation from the organization plus $39,518 other compensation from the organization and related organizations.
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