By DeJanay Booth

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It could cost more to be a Michigan lawyer.

The Michigan Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to raise dues for most lawyers by $70 a year to $385 or 22%.

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The State Bar of Michigan has not had a dues increase since 2003. The increase would help “continue the valuable services and resources the Bar provides for its members,” the court said.

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Lawyers help pay for the operations of the State Bar and the attorney discipline system.

The state’s Supreme Court is accepting comments until April 1. It also will hold a public hearing.

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