Section 1002. Dues.
(a) Dues shall be payable annually in advance on January 1 of each year, in such amounts and according to such classification by class of membership, subclass of membership, or otherwise as the House of Delegates shall determine after consideration of the recommendation of the Board of Governors.
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the fiscal year in which they first become lawyers, members shall pay dues not in of twenty percent of full dues for the applicable class or subclass of membership. For the second, third and fourth year after they first become lawyers, members shall pay dues of forty, sixty and eighty percent of full dues respectively.
(c) The graduated dues structure will be implemented beginning with the dues billing for the 1996 fiscal year. Not later than the fiscal year 2001, the Board of Governors shall conduct a study to determine how the graduated dues structure has affected the dues revenue.
(d) Members shall pay no dues if they became life members under former provisions of the Bylaws.