Last month, we reported that K&L Gates would stop paying bar association fees for their attorneys.
Now, we’ve learned that Kaye Scholer has decided to stop paying membership fees for the New York Intellectual Property Law Association:
As announced in October, each individual attorney now is responsible for maintaining his or her membership in NYIPLA. Both new membership and renewals for 2009 should be paid in full and received by NYIPLA no later than December 31, 2008.
I thought IP attorneys were a golden goose in this rapidly declining legal market? Why would you piss them off?
The annual membership dues are $200 for lawyers with more than five years experience, $130 for attorneys with less than five years under their belt.
Based on figures we’ve received, Kaye Scholer stands to save (wait for it …) $9,920.
Keeping your associates enrolled in an organization that helps them enhance their skills < $9K? Really? Well, at least the holiday party is still on.
Earlier: K&L Gates to Nickels and Dimes