Per last week's announcement, Representative Anthony Kern, chief sponsor of HB2629, the voluntary state bar bill, is chairing an Ad Hoc Study Committee of House Members and Arizona State Bar members to examine the history and role of a mandatory bar association in Arizona as well as the practice in other states. The study committee will create a report along with possible recommendations for proposed legislation. This is a public meeting. Find below the agenda for the first meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2 PM in House Hearing Room 1.
Following this Monday's meeting, the Study Committee will meet two additional times, on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9 AM focusing on the public interest, and on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 2 PM focusing on attorney free speech and associational freedoms.