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Toll Free Ethics Helpline: (877) 558-4760

The State Bar of Michigan provides an index to Michigan ethics opinions, both professional and judicial, with links to all ethics opinions released since October 1988.

The State Bar's Ethics Helpline provides confidential ethics advice to lawyers and judges. Advice is limited to the prospective conduct of the inquiring lawyer. Members are encouraged to call for free confidential ethics advice whenever they are faced with difficult ethics issues.


The Bar also works through its education partner, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), to ensure that hundreds of legal seminars, practice handbooks, forms, and other how-to materials are available statewide in all major practice areas.

The State Bar of Michigan's sections offer a wide array of educational programs for their members. To learn more about section educational programs, visit ICLE online.


The State Bar provides its members with numerous publications, many have digital versions customized for mobile viewing.


The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with Fastcase to bring premium state and federal research materials to its membership.

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and powerful searching, sorting, and data visualization tools at your fingertips.

Fastcase is a comprehensive, nationwide law library, including case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and law review articles. It’s one of the largest online law libraries in the world.

Fastcase’s powerful sorting algorithms bring the best results to the top of the list every time – making research powerful, fast and easy. Find the cases you need, no matter what kind of research you’re performing.

To access this member benefit, simply log in to our Member Area and select the Fastcase link at the bottom under Extras.