July 2013 Bar Admission Information and Ceremonies

The results of the July 2013 bar exam were mailed to applicants on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The names of certified passers were posted on the Board of Law Examiner's website on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, after noon. View the notice on the Board of Law Examiners' website.

To Become a Member of the State Bar of Michigan

All persons who are licensed to practice law in Michigan must be members of the State Bar of Michigan. In order to become a member of the State Bar, you must first take steps to become admitted to the State Bar. If you've recently passed the bar exam, the Board of Law Examiners has mailed you a certificate of qualification. A current, active member of the State Bar must file this certificate and a motion seeking your admission to the State Bar in the Supreme Court or a circuit court. You must also appear personally in open court to be administered the oath of office. View the rule describing the steps to follow in taking the oath of office as a lawyer.

After being sworn in to one of the circuit courts or the Supreme Court of Michigan, you will need to complete a membership application to join the State Bar of Michigan and pay your membership dues.

To complete the State Bar of Michigan new member application online and pay your member dues with a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card, please visit the Bar's Member Area and create an account as a "Prospective New Member & Non-Member" and continue with the membership application if you have already been sworn in. Do not create an account online until you have been sworn in. If you wish to complete the paper application and pay your member dues with a check, download new member application form.

After completing the new member application form and payment of the required dues, a true or certified copy of the Order of Admission certified by the County Clerk will need to be provided to the State Bar of Michigan. Some courts provide the Order of Admission directly to the State Bar. If you wish, you may mail your true or certified copy of the Order of Admission signed by the County Clerk to the State Bar of Michigan, Attention Finance, 306 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933.

As soon as the State Bar of Michigan has issued you a P number, you will be a member in good standing and eligible to practice law.

Local bar associations are scheduling their admissions ceremonies. We will post information on those ceremonies as soon as we receive it from the local bars.

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Federal Bar Association—Eastern District

    Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013; 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

    Visit www.fbamich.org for details under "Hot News" or call Brian Figot at (248) 594-5950.

Genesee County Bar Association

    Date: Friday, November 15, 2013; 2 p.m.
    Courtroom: Hon. Geoffrey J. Neithercut
    Location: Genesee County 7th Judicial Circuit Court, 900 S Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502

    Visit www.gcbalaw.org or call (810) 232-6012.

Grand Rapids Bar Association

    Admission to the federal court is coordinated with this ceremony.

    Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013; 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center, 301 W Fulton St, Rm 215, Grand Rapids, MI 40503

    Visit www.grbar.org or contact Debbie Kurtz at (616) 454-5550 or debbie@grbar.org

Grand Traverse–Leelanau–Antrim Bar Association

    Visit www.gtlaba.org. Contact the 13th Circuit Court Administrator's Office at (231) 922-4706.

Ingham County Bar Association/Cooley Law School

    All passers are welcome to participate, you need not be a Cooley alumnus. A group sponsor will be provided.

    Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013; 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Room 501, Lansing

    Visit http://inghambar.org or e-mail Chris Wickman chrisbwickman@gmail.com.

Kalamazoo County Bar Association

    Admission to the federal court is coordinated with this ceremony.

    Date/Time: Friday, November 15, 2013; 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Federal Courthouse, 410 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo
    Visit www.kalamazoobar.org

    Contact Gale Evans at Kalamazoo County Circuit Court (269) 383-8669.

Macomb County Bar Association

    Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013; 4:00 p.m.
    Location: 4th Floor, Judge Peter J. Maceroni, Macomb County Circuit Court

    Visit www.macombbar.org or contact Tracy at stabryla@macombbar.org or call (586) 468-2940.

Oakland County Bar Association

    The Oakland County Bar Association will hold one Lawyer Admission Ceremony with judges sitting en banc. Admittees MUST register in advance.

    Date: Friday, November 8, 2013; at 11:45 a.m.
    Location: Commissioner's Auditorium, 1200 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341

    Visit www.ocba.org or contact Jan Anson at janson@ocba.org (248) 334-3400.

Saginaw County

Washtenaw County Bar Association

    Visit www.washbar.org for more information. For questions call (734) 994-4912.