Your initial mailing must include:
- Application to Sit (F-1)
- * Examination Fee—Payable to "State of Michigan"
- Affidavit of Personal History (F-3) with Attachments (F-4, F-5, and F-6/7 if applicable)
- * Investigation Fee—Payable to "State Bar of Michigan"
* Fees must be in the form of certified checks or money orders.
Do not delay the submission of your application materials while waiting for third-party information, such as an out-of-state criminal history report or reference letters.
Third-party information and reports should be forwarded to the State Bar of Michigan as soon as it is received by you. Applicants are responsible for follow-up with agencies to ensure the materials are received timely. Keep our office informed in writing of problems and explanations for delay.
You may not receive correspondence from the State Bar of Michigan for several weeks after you file your application. To confirm receipt of your application materials, send them by certified mail, return receipt requested, and/or include a postage paid, self-addressed postcard that will be date-stamped and returned to you.
All application materials should be sent to this address:
State Bar of Michigan
Attn: Character & Fitness
306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
Your answers on the Affidavit of Personal History are considered as continuing to be true until the date of your admission to the State Bar of Michigan. If any answer or portion of an answer ceases to be true, you have a continuing obligation to immediately inform the Standing Committee on Character and Fitness. All updates must be submitted in writing.
When referring to the Application due dates, what is meant by "postmark"?
For correspondence sent through the US Postal Service, "postmark" is the date imprinted on the envelope/package by the US Postal Service. For correspondence submitted via a carrier service; such as, Federal Express or United Parcel Service, the date the package is received by the carrier and entered into the carrier's tracking log is considered the "postmark" date. [NOTE: The date of payment for the package delivery service is not considered the postmarked date.]