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September 8, 2017

SPECIAL ALERT: Dues Notice Will (Only) Be E-mailed This Year

Starting this year, the State Bar of Michigan will e-mail dues notices containing a link to annual dues invoices and disclosure forms to members. Making this change is not only more efficient and convenient for members, but it also allows the State Bar to devote bar dues to valuable member programs and services rather than paper and postage.

On September 20, you will receive an e-mail from the State Bar of Michigan inviting you to log into the member area and complete your annual disclosures online and pay your dues with a credit or debit card. If you prefer not to pay online, you can print a dues invoice and annual disclosure statement, complete the statement, write a check for your dues, and mail the statement and check to the State Bar's lockbox. We will provide a phone number for members who experience any log-in difficulties to call to have a dues invoice and annual disclosure statement mailed to them. We will also send you several reminder e-mails to remind you to complete the dues invoice and annual disclosure statement well in advance of the November 30 deadline, after which a $50 late fee will be assessed.

If you practice law at a law firm, legal aid office, government entity, corporation, or other entity with more than one attorney on staff with centralized payment processing, you can access your annual disclosure statement and dues invoice online on September 20, print the document, complete the information requested, and then give the completed document to your firm administrator. The administrator can then mail all documents for the attorneys in the entity, along with a check for the total amount of the dues, to the State Bar’s lockbox for processing. In order to access your annual disclosure statements and invoices, and pay your dues quickly and easily online or print the documents to mail, please upgrade your internet browser to its newest version.

Members who do not have a valid e-mail address on file will receive a paper dues invoice and annual disclosure statement by mail.

If you have questions, contact SBM Director of Finance & Administration Jim Horsch at 517-346-6324 or Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to serving you even more efficiently and conveniently in the future.