Standing and Special Committees

The State Bar relies on volunteer attorneys to operate 19 committees that help shape the future of the legal profession and provide critically important input. Jurisdiction for the committees is established annually by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. The State Bar president also has the authority to appoint additional task forces and ad hoc committees to address specific issues. Committee applications are accepted annually, and an invitation to apply is sent via email to all Michigan attorneys, typically in July. 

The standing and special committees for the 2023-2024 Bar year are listed below: 

Professional Standards

Public Policy

Communications & Member Services

Implementation & Innovation

Orientation Materials

State Bar of Michigan Strategic Plan
Welcome to Committee Work
Committee Orientation PowerPoint 1MB
SBM Bylaw—Article VI
Committee Resolution
Administrative Order 2004-01
Committee Discipline Policy
Committee Awards Policy
Committee Chair Job Description
Committee Member Job Description
Staff Committee Liaison Job Description

Committee Forms

Committee Expense Reimbursement Form | Instructions