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Toll Free Ethics Helpline: (877) 558-4760

The State Bar of Michigan provides a full 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 Casemaker to bring premium state and federal research materials to its membership. This service provides case law, constitution, and statutes for all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. In addition the service provides Michigan primary law, administrative code, state court rules, federal court rules, attorney general opinions, and the model civil jury instructions.

Members also have access to several advanced legal research tools, including a case citation tool that simultaneously runs a search for secondary and/or third part treatises and publications, and a tool capable of searching all customized books within any state and/or federal library in a single query.

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