Lautenbaugh: Lawyers shouldn't be forced to join Nebraska Bar Association

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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Lawyers should not be forced to join what amounts to a union — the Nebraska State Bar Association — to practice law, a state senator told the Nebraska Supreme Court on Monday.

Among the reasons, according to State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha, is that the organization takes political positions that conflict with his views and others in the organization. He also said the association strayed beyond regulating the legal profession and improving legal services, the mission established by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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