February 2013 Bar Exam Admission Ceremonies


The results of the February 2013 bar exam were mailed to applicants on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The names of certified passers will be posted on the Board of Law Examiner's website on May 20, 2013, after 12:00 p.m. View the notice on the Board of Law Examiners' website.

After being sworn in to the courts of Michigan, you will need to complete a membership application to join the State Bar of Michigan and pay your membership dues. To complete the State Bar of Michigan new member application online and pay by credit card, go to e.michbar.org and create an account as a pending active or pending voluntary inactive attorney and continue with the membership application if you have already been sworn in. Do not create an account online until you have been sworn in. If you wish to complete the paper application and pay with a check, you may download a new member application form. After completing the new member application form and payment of dues, an original true copy or certified copy of the Order of Admission will need to be provided to the State Bar of Michigan. Some courts provide the Order of Admission directly to the State Bar. As soon as the State Bar of Michigan has issued you a P number, you will be a member in good standing and eligible to practice law.

Local bar associations are scheduling their admissions ceremonies. We will post information on those ceremonies as soon as we receive it from the local bars.

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Genesee County Bar Association

    Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013; 4:00 p.m.
    Courtroom: Hon. David J. Newblatt
    Location: Genesee County 7th Judicial Circuit Court, 900 S Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502
    More Information/RSVP

    Visit www.gcbalaw.org or call (810) 232-6012.

Grand Rapids Bar Association

    Admission to the federal court is coordinated with this ceremony.

    Visit www.grbar.org or contact Debbie Kurtz at (616) 454-5550 or debbie@grbar.org

Grand Traverse–Leelanau–Antrim Bar Association

    Visit www.gtlaba.org. Contact the 13th Circuit Court Administrator's Office at (231) 922-4706.

Ingham County Bar Association & Cooley Law School

    All passers are welcome to participate in this ceremony—you do not have to be a Cooley Law School alumnus.

    Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013; 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, Room 501 in the Cooley Center

    Visit http://inghambar.org or contact Shenique Moss at MossS@michigan.gov

Kalamazoo County Bar Association

    Admission to the federal court is coordinated with this ceremony.

    Visit www.kalamazoobar.org

    Contact Gale Evans at Kalamazoo County Circuit Court (269) 383-8669.

Macomb County Bar Association

    Date: Monday, June 3, 2013; 4 p.m.
    Visit www.macombbar.org or call Tracy Stabryla (586) 468-2940 Ext. 101.

Oakland County Bar Association

    The Oakland County Bar Association will hold one Lawyer Admission Ceremony with judges sitting en banc. Admittees MUST register in advance.

    Date: Friday, May 31, 2013; at 11:45 a.m.
    Location: Commissioner's Auditorium, 1200 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
    Visit www.ocba.org or contact Jan Anson at janson@ocba.org (248) 334-7757.

Saginaw County

Washtenaw County Bar Association

    Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013; 11:00 a.m.
    Location: County Courthouse, 101 E. Huron, Ann Arbor; Courtroom #9 (2nd Floor), Hon. Donald E. Shelton presiding
    Register before May 31 at 4 p.m.

    Visit www.washbar.org for more information. For questions contact Kyeena Slater, slaterk@ewashtenaw.org, (734) 994-4912.