Member Services

Member Directory Mobile App

Do you need to locate information about a State Bar member and all you have handy is your smartphone?

Download the new SBM Directory App and you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. Our new mobile directory includes direct access to the SBM online member directory, a directory of Michigan and U.S. legislators, and links to the latest digital issues of the Michigan Bar Journal, e-Journal, and SBMBlog. The app also has a text alert feature allowing members to sign up for member alerts, dues notice information, special event news, and e-Journal alerts (get the holding and a link to the full text of major court decisions within hours of the decision).

Download the new app for your iPhone or Android device by searching in iTunes or GooglePlay for State Bar of Michigan. The app is also available for the iPad.

Download the mobile directory today!

Member Benefits

Member Discounts


Practice Management Systems

NEW! MyCase is an affordable, intuitive, and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm. Give your law firm the advantage of a complete case management software solution—get organized with contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing. MyCase also includes a first of its kind integrated client portal so everyone stays informed and connected. With this cloud-based software, lawyers can work from anywhere at any time, significantly increasing productivity.

State Bar of Michigan members receive a 10% lifetime discount on MyCase in addition to:

  • A free 30-day trial
  • A personalized demo with a software specialist
  • Award-winning customer support

For support, call (800) 571-8062, or e-mail Support@mycase.com

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NEW! Rocket Matter helps law firms run a better business. That means happier clients and higher profits. The cloud-based legal practice management software provides a powerful, easy-to-use interface for lawyers to organize matters, capture & bill time, and measure performance. Rocket Matter integrates with popular online tools to make the lives of attorneys a whole lot easier.

State Bar of Michigan members receive a 20% lifetime discount on a Rocket Matter annual subscription. Sign up today! Members are welcome to contact our SBM concierge, Casey Burke, at (888) 432-1529 ext.127 or casey@rocketmatter.com with questions or for a live demonstration.


Clio is a cloud-based legal practice management platform that keeps your all-important matters, contacts, and documents available anywhere. If you already use other popular cloud services, like Dropbox or Google Apps, Clio will make you smile by tying them together in a single, easy-to-use system. With dozens of more advanced features like terrific time-tracking, comprehensive calendaring, and beautiful billing, Clio will save you time, make you money, and help you look polished and professional to your clients.

Members of the State Bar of Michigan receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio, in addition to:

  • A free trial
  • Live 1:1 web demonstrations
  • Unlimited access to live customer support an training

Read to give Clio a try? Please contact us today or log in to sign up as a SBM member.

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WordRake editing software instantly edits your writing to make it clear and concise. A Microsoft Word add-in, it will edit 10 pages in 30 seconds and offer an average of 100 suggestions inline—no explanations, no instructions, no "grades," just pure editing—like a human editor, only faster. About 90-95% of WordRake edits are accurate, and you accept the ones you like to create a clearer, more concise document.

Over 3,000 law firms (including firms in the AMLAW100), companies, universities, and government agencies now incorporate WordRake into their writing process. With WordRake, you have an editor every hour of every day to help you establish writing excellence as a defining value of your firm.

Visit WordRake's website to learn more or buy. State Bar of Michigan members receive a 10% discount at checkout when they use the coupon code MICHBAR.

Conferencing

InterCall Program
Save Money. Communicate Smarter.

Reliable, cost effective communication is critical to the success of any business, large or small. In a world of increasing travel hassles and expense, more businesses are turning to audio and web conferencing technology to save their employees time while reducing travel expenses.

Through the SBM InterCall Program members will save up to 60% on per-minute audio conferencing and web conferencing.

Program Features:

  • Pay as you go pricing means you will only be billed for the minutes you use
  • Access to web conferencing services such as IUM 5, Cisco WebEx, & Adobe® Connect
  • Multimedia service available, combines audio & web conferencing into a lower rate bundle
  • Enjoy simple enrollment & receive a welcome e-mail within 48 hours
  • Wallet cards will be mailed providing another source for your conferencing information
  • Easy e-billing with no monthly minimums

Take advantage of your special SBM member pricing today! To enroll, click here or call (800) 636-2377 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST Monday–Friday.

InterCall Conferencing Program


Technology Discounts

Now SBM members can purchase through Dell's Member Purchase Program (MPP) to get the best price on personal purchases. Savings of 10-30% or more off select configurations. MPP offers a Best Price Guarantee. If you find a PC (spec for spec) on www.dell.com for less, call MPP and they will match that price and beat it by 2%.

FREE TV OFFER:
FREE 32" Samsung TV (a $319.99 value) when you buy a select PC $699.99+. Or get a PC + Xbox One deal at a special price. Plus, PCs come with one year Accidental Damage Service included. When purchased through the Member Purchase Program, 1 year of accidental damage service is included at no additional cost.  *If there is a specific configuration on the website over $699 that doesn’t include the FREE TV, you can call, chat or email us and we’ll add the TV.

NEW! Member Exclusive Store
Register for an extra 20% off on our most popular bundles! *Registration and Member ID: US0 are required for 20% off coupon.

Memorial Day:
Early Access for Members starts on 5/23 with limited quantity doorbusters!

Member Benefits

  • The Best Price Guarantee on consumer PCs from Dell
  • Exclusive Offers
    Get 5% back in rewards with Dell Advantage Rewards in May
  • Save up to an additional 10% on select electronics & accessories
  • Free shipping on select systems

How to Shop. Online at www.dell.com/mpp/sbm or by phone to (800) 695-8133. Please make sure you mention the Member ID SS122944683 to get the best price!

Dell Member Purchase Program

NEW! Citrix ShareFile is a cloud-based storage service offering fast, easy, and secure file sharing on any device anywhere. This customizable solution integrates with tools you already use and provides law firms of all sizes with unlimited storage, instant notification, and access to files from any smartphone or tablet with a secure mobile app. Robust tracking and reporting features let you know and control who is viewing your files and when.

Members receive a 10% discount for life with ShareFile, as well as a free 30-day trial, live one-on-one web demo, and 24/7 customer support by phone or e-mail Contact Sara Jenkins at sara.jenkins@citrix.com or (919) 745-6241 to sign up.


NEW! Secure your existing business e-mail and simplify your IT with Greenview Data, a SBM Preferred Partner. SpamStopsHere antispam with zero-day virus and malware protection, RestorEmail archiving, and ZixCorp-powered encryption all work seamlessly with Exchange, Office365, and Google Apps for Business Gmail. We also offer Outlook-compatible e-mail, contacts, and calendaring. All are secure and easy to use anytime and anywhere without extra hardware or software on any web-enabled computer, smart phone, or other device. 24/7/365 live support from our Ann Arbor headquarters is included!

Get 15% off standard monthly or annual pricing for a full year when you sign up before Sept. 30, 2016. Offer valid for new customers and new services for existing customers. Excludes reseller accounts. For hosted services only. Must be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan when signing up for service. Contact Greenview Data for details or sign up at www.GreenviewData.com/michbar.

24/7/365 Support: (800) 458-3348 (U.S./Canada), (734) 426-7500 (Global), support@greenviewdata.com

Sales (M-F 9-5 ET) sales@greenviewdata.com

Member Merchandise

Have a new attorney in your family? Or maybe you just want to wear your membership with pride? The State Bar of Michigan has a wide assortment of SBM labeled items for purchase, such as travel mugs, t-shirts, hats, polo shirts, micro-fleece, windshirts, and much more. To order your SBM gear, you can log in to the Member Area and access the SBM Store or simply complete the mail/fax form . If you have any questions about the products, please contact Tracy Sproul in Member Services at 888-SBM-ForU or by e-mail to tsproul@mail.michbar.org.

SBM waterbottle and other logo gear for sale

Research & Opinions

Casemaker, provided FREE to you as a member of the State Bar of Michigan, will save you hundreds of dollars every month on legal research.The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with Casemaker to bring premium state and federal research materials to its membership. This service provides case law, constitution, and statutes for all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. In addition the service provides Michigan primary law, administrative code, state court rules, federal court rules, attorney general opinions, and the model civil jury instructions.

Casemaker offers features that Michigan attorneys have been asking for:

  • NEW! Live chat is an instant messaging system that connects with Casemaker customer support, find the live chat link at the top of the screen while logged in
  • Get faster search results with a more intuitive interface
  • Personalized search history, save & reuse your research
  • Save research in folders organized your way

Members also have access to several advanced legal research tools, including a case citation tool that simultaneously runs a search for secondary and/or third part treatises and publications, and a tool capable of searching all customized books within any state and/or federal library in a single query.

Accessing Casemaker: To access this member benefit simply log in to the member area and select the Casemaker tab on the right. There are several helpful user guides published within the Casemaker system. In addition, you can click on Webinar at the top of the Casemaker site to sign-up for online training.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to get you started. View the FAQ

Need more information about how to use Casemaker? View the User Guide

View the video tutorials

Not sure how to log in to the member area? Just follow these 4 simple steps!

Casemaker

Delivery Services

Save up to 26% on FedEx and earn rewards.

Save money on your shipping and earn rewards for your loyalty with FedEx. As a SBM member, you're invited to enroll in the FedEx Advantage® program and enjoy discounts of up to 26% on FedEx® services. After enrolling for discounts, you'll have the opportunity to join My FedEx Rewards and earn gift cards and brand-name merchandise when you ship. Enrollment for both programs is free.

To enjoy discounts, enroll now in the FedEx Advantage program or call (800) 475 6708. Use passcode RWF36R. Then sign up for My FedEx Rewards with the same account number.

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Join My FedEx Rewards to earn gift cards and brand-name merchandise, in addition to your FedEx Advantage discounts.

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Take advantage of special savings on UPS shipping offered to you as a member of the State Bar of Michigan. You can now save up to 49% on an expanded portfolio of air and international express shipping services. All this with the peace of mind that comes from using the carrier that delivers outstanding reliability, greater speed, more service, and innovative technology. UPS guarantees delivery of more packages around the world than anyone, and delivers more packages overnight on time in the U.S. than any other carrier. Special savings. It's that easy! For complete details or to sign up, click here.

Once you're signed up, using UPS is simple. Packages can be processed from the "Shipping"tab after logging into ups.com and they can be dropped off at any of our 61,000 drop off points, including over 4,400 neighborhood locations of the UPS Store. If you can't drop off your package, scheduling a pick up has never been easier. Call (800) PICK-UPS or click on the "shipping" tab at ups.com to schedule your same day or future pick-up.

Stop Shipping Profits Out the Door

UPS

Credit Card Processing

Introducing our enhanced partner program with CardConnect (formerly Vanco Payment Solutions). We can help your firm simplify the way client legal fees are processed. CardConnect offers a suite of solutions focused on the ever-evolving needs of State Bar members. It’s time for an omni-commerce payment solution built with the security and protection your clients deserve. Seamlessly accept a wide variety of payments in-office, online, over the phone and on your mobile device. SBM members save an average of 27% on processing fees when they take advantage of this member benefit and make the switch to CardConnect! Paying too much for processing? Contact Patrick Heraghty or call (517) 853-7008 for your complimentary savings analysis today.

Credit Cards

Show your pride with the SBM BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM Visa Signature® credit card.

Apply for the new BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM Visa Signature® credit card that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while helping support SBM initiatives. In addition to earning cash back rewards for yourself, use of this card benefits the SBM at no extra cost to you! Featuring:

  • 1% cash back on all purchases.
  • 2% cash back at grocery stores.
  • 3% cash back on gas.
  • The 2% cash back on grocery store purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases apply to the first $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.

For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, visit our website and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application. Apply by phone, (800) 932-2775, and mention priority code VACFJK.

Office Supplies

The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with Staples Advantage to provide members a full range of products and services with impressive savings of up to 60% off list prices on thousands of items! Consolidate your company's purchases with one reliable and competitively-priced supplier. Staples delivers more than just office supplies; we also carry furniture, technology, promotional products, janitorial supplies, and more. Additional benefits to you include dedicated account management and customer service, fast and free delivery, control over purchases, and several options for easy ordering. StaplesLink.com is Staples' business-to-business Internet ordering solution. With StaplesLink.com, you can order supplies electronically from your computer anytime. The site provides immediate access to over 30,000 products, with new additions daily, at your company's negotiated low prices! (888) 224-3784, ext 4134.
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Staples Advantage

Books & Magazine Subscriptions

State Bar of Michigan members can now save 15% on ABA books! Discount applies to all regular price book purchases at the ABA web store. Simply use the special discount code MICHBAR at checkout.

Don't delay! To start saving 15% on your ABA book purchases visit www.ShopABA.org or call 1-800-285-2221 (8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET) and use the special discount code MICHBAR.

ABA Bookstore

Clothing

Since 1818, Brooks Brothers has set the standard for modern American style. Throughout the years, Brooks Brothers has become a national icon revered for the quality and classic elegance of its services and merchandise for men, women, and boys.

  • Enroll for your Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card and Save 15% on regular and everyday value priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. branded stores nationwide, by phone, or online at BrooksBrothers.com.
  • Enroll online at Membership.BrooksBrothers.com. Enter your Organization ID# 86201 and your Pin Code# 91972.
  • Enroll by telephone by calling Corporate Incentive Services toll-free at (866) 515-4747, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., ET. Please have your Organization ID# and Pin Code# available.
Brooks Brothers

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Corporate Card Program. Call now to enjoy 20% off on regularly priced clothing with no yearly membership fee.

Call (800) 285-2265 to request a catalog, find the store nearest you, or get your corporate card. The State Bar of Michigan I.D.# is 1650.

Jos. A. Bank

401(k) Retirement Plans

Does your retirement plan offer no out-of-pocket expenses, professional fiduciary services, a broad range of investment options, and full-service administration? Ours does! The ABA Retirement Funds Program (“the Program") has been providing affordable 401(k) plans exclusively to the legal community for 50 years. The Program's bundled approach allows your firm to keep its focus on the success of the practice. We provide you with trustee, record keeping, tax reporting, compliance testing, investment management, and participant communication services--all from a single source--at no additional cost to your firm. Maybe it's time to find out what's inside your 401(k). Call us at (866) 812‑3580 for a free consultation or visit abaretirement.com/welcome/michigan for more information. Compliance number: CN0930-22891-1016

ABA Retirement Funds Program

Virtual Receptionist

Ruby Receptionists is the perfect solution for solo and small law firms. We're the bright, friendly virtual receptionist service that provides top-notch service at a fraction of the cost of an onsite receptionist. Best of all, your callers will think we work in your office.

How we help attorneys:
  • Answer your calls with your custom greeting
  • Let you know who's on the line before transferring
  • Transfer callers to you live wherever you are
  • Answer FAQs about your firm
  • Route calls based on the type of call (potential clients, current clients, people from the court, etc.)
  • Send voicemail messages to your e-mail inbox
  • Promptly relay messages to you via e-mail or text
  • Return calls on your behalf to confirm appointments, gather info, or relay a message

SBM members enjoy free setup, ongoing free voicemail boxes, and discounts on monthly charges. To learn more, contact Diana Stepleton at (866) 611-RUBY (7829) or by e-mail to hello@callruby.com or visit us at www.callruby.com.

Ruby Receptionists

Business Services

Save 20% at FedEx Office!

Members are eligible to save up to 20% on the materials you need most with FedEx Office® copy and print services. It's the perfect time to save big on color copies, posters, signs, banners, direct mail services, and much more. Save 20% on core print and copy. Save 10% on signs & banners and other services. Some exclusions apply.

If you are not already enrolled, go to enrolladvantage.fedex.com/6841/ and use passcode RWF36R, or call a FedEx Advantage at (800) 475-6708, 8 a.m.–7 p.m., M–F. Enrollment is free and there are no minimum requirements. If you already participate in the FedEx Advantage shipping program, simply uncheck the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping options when you begin the enrollment process. Once enrolled, simply present your discount card at FedEx Office locations or enter your 10-digit FedEx Office account number online to take advantage of these savings.

Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield—Whether you're looking for a health care plan as an individual, family or for your business there are options for all your needs. Whether you're a cost conscious, health conscious, or a traditional buyer, let us help you find a plan that fits your needs and budget. Take advantage of our partnership to protect your health and your employees. Call (800) 878-6765 to find a plan to fit your needs or view plans online.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

We know you work hard. That's why Liberty Mutual has partnered with the State Bar of Michigan to offer exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance. You could enjoy valuable and unique benefits, including Better Car Replacement, Accident Forgiveness, Home Protector Plus, and our Multi-Policy Discount. Call (800) 835-0894 or visit our website for a free quote.

Liberty Mutual

Long-Term Care Resources—Recognizing the significant need for long-term care planning among our members, the State Bar of Michigan is pleased to announce a comprehensive new long-term care insurance program. This program offers a portfolio of comprehensive plans from multiple highly rated insurance carriers.

Through a partnership with Long-Term Care Resources, State Bar of Michigan members now have a national network of long-term care specialists available to explain the costs and benefits of this vital program. More importantly, we have used the buying power of our association to obtain special discounted rates.

To request more information, call today (800) 616-8759. Visit us at www.myltcplan.com/SBofMI

Long-Term Care Resources

The State Bar of Michigan knows the power of a quality relationship. Ensuring our insurance plans remain competitive and meet member needs is why the Paul Goebel Group has selected MetLife, who has been a source of advice and guidance to millions of Americans for more than 140 years.

Term Life—Simplified Issue offering up to $500,000 for members 40 and under
Disability Income—Simplified Issue offering up to $3,000/month
Business Overhead Expense—Disability insurance to cover your office expenses
Accidental Death & Dismemberment—$300,000 for less than $5 per week

The State Bar of Michigan, Paul Goebel Group, and MetLife: A new and powerful team working hard to provide cost-effective and flexible plans to meet your unique needs. To learn more about the plans available to you today, visit us online and click on the Life & Disability button. Or call us toll-free at (800) 632-4591. Listing of SBM Endorsed Insurance Products


Framing Success

Proudly display your certificates. Select from eight frame and matboard combinations for a professional looking display of your special document. Mats available with or without the State Bar of Michigan seal. Visit Framing Success to view and order frames

Ideal gift for a new lawyer! Order this elegant framed ceremonial Certificate of Admittance with a Supreme Court of Michigan seal embossed on the mat. Frame and certificate ordered separately.
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Lawyer's Oath
Print your own copy of the Lawyer's Oath to display in one of these professional custom frames. Printable Lawyer's Oath

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Framed Certificate of Admittance

Travel

Thousands of members, their families, and friends enjoy State Bar travel programs offered at group rates through Go Next. Destinations include Italy, Chile, Alaska, Rome, the Caribbean, and many more exciting locations! To obtain tour brochure and details about the latest cruises and land programs, visit the website for More Information or call (800) 842-9023.

Car Rental

Through the State Bar's discount car rental program, you qualify for special daily contract rates, as well as discounts on weekly and weekend rentals. When reserving a car, be sure to give the State Bar's identification number (located in red after the phone number for reservations) and ask each company for their best rate.


AVIS: Reservations (800) 331-1212 (AWD# A601500)
Life is nonstop. We’re here to keep you moving. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you’ll be ready for whatever the journey brings. Use AWD# A601500 when making your reservation to receive up to 25% off and other great offers. Reserve now or call (800) 331-1212

Avis

Budget Reservations (800) 527-0400 (BCD# Z806400)
When you rent a car, you shouldn't need a handbook. Get there and have fun doing it. Book now or call (800) 527-0400 and use offer code (BCD) Z806400 for up to 25%.


Hertz Reservations (800) 654-2210 (CDP# 82329)
State Bar of Michigan members receive special year-round discounts on daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly rentals for business or pleasure; traveling in the U.S. or worldwide. Your Hertz CDP# 82329 is the key. Call (800) 654-2210 or visit the Hertz website at www.hertz.com when making your reservation. Then present your Bar card at the time of rental. It's that easy!

Hertz