Member Orientation
Lawrence P. Nolan
President 2016-2017

 

Welcome!

Congratulations on your admission to the State Bar of Michigan. There is no greater profession than ours. It offers exciting challenges and wonderful opportunities for creativity to those who will dedicate themselves to the varied demands of service to the public. The following pages will introduce you to member benefits and services offered by your association.


Q&A

Q. What do I do after being sworn in?
Q. What is the cost of the dues?
Q. What is the Client Protection Fund?
More information about dues.

Q. What is an address of record?
Q. How do I change my name?
More information about name and address changes.

Q. How can I order different publications or additional directories?
Q. When is the directory issue of the Michigan Bar Journal published?
More information about State Bar publications.

Q. How can I get a Certificate of Good Standing?
Q. How do I remove my name from promotional mailings?
More information about member services.

Expanded Directory Profile

SBM has partnered with the online legal marketplace zeekbeek.com to build a full-featured membership directory that makes it easy for members to share information with the public and peers.

New features members can take advantage of include the ability to:

  • Create customized and detailed profiles, including a photo.
  • Establish unique URLs that allow members to use the profile page as a personal website. Members can post publications, blogs, and videos.
  • Join and create groups.
  • Build connections with other lawyers.
  • Monitor all site activities from personal dashboards.
  • Facilitate client contact through optional site contact, endorsement, and review features.

All a member needs to get started is their SBM user name and password. From the new member directory select the "Login" link. From there all the Zeekbeek site features can be accessed.

Member Services

Help Line: (888) SBM-ForU—(888) 726-3678

The State Bar's partnerships with state and national corporations save lawyers thousands of dollars annually by providing discounts to members on everything from credit cards to legal research services. View a complete list of partnerships.

FedEx Office Dell Member Purchase Program Casemaker

 

 

Public Policy

The State Bar of Michigan's Public Policy Resource Center allows members to research key legislation and court rules online. Bills of interest to lawyers have been organized by practice area, facilitating searches for specific legislation. The Resource Center also provides access to a legislative and local government directory. Searches can be conducted by committee, leadership, or house or senate member name. Biographical information is available, as well as the ability to send e-mail directly to the representative or senator.

Members can also subscribe through the Resource Center to the Public Policy Update, a weekly e-mail newsletter that lists a summary of the bills and court rules posted online during the week, and provides links to relevant news articles.