Wilke Fleury Lawyer’s State Bar Fee Waiver Proposal Approved

Wilke Fleury associate Samson Elsbernd is a trustee on the State Bar of California Board of Trustees (formerly, the Board of Governors). Recently, Mr. Elsbernd’s fee waiver proposal to the State Bar Board of Trustees returned from the public comment phase, and was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on July 20, 2012 as State Bar Rule 2.16(C)(3)(c). As a result of Mr. Elsbernd’s work, Rule 2.16(C)(3)(c) now allows for a 50% waiver of annual membership fees for members with a total gross annual household income of $20,000 or less.

Wilke Fleury applauds Mr. Elsbernd’s efforts on behalf of financially struggling attorneys.