Member Orientation


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.


Q. What do I do after being sworn in?
Q. What is the license fee?
Q. What is the Client Protection Fund?
More information about license fees.

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

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.

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Expanded Directory Profile

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

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 username and password. From the Member Directory select the "Login" link. From there all the CloudLawyer site features can be accessed.

Public Policy

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