Lawyers contribute in various ways, helping clients directly and holding public offices of trust.  Admission to the bar is the culmination of years of study and the successful passing of a rigorous exam.  New Lawyers will take the oath of the profession.  The admission ceremony marks the beginning of individuals beginning the practice of law and is celebrated with friends and family as the venerated lawyers and judges welcome the new lawyers into the profession.

The Detroit Bar and Third Circuit Court have partnered with the State Bar of Michigan to conduct a unified statewide Admissions Ceremony.  New attorneys will be presented by the State Bar of Michigan President and Chief Justice McCormack will swear everyone in.  The issue orders of admission will be sent to the State Bar of Michigan from the Michigan Supreme Court.

DATE AND TIME:  Next dates will be posted soon.

Newly admitted attorneys to the Bar are eligible for a one-year free Detroit Bar Association membership. Click here to join.

For more information contact Julie Van Hove at

For private ceremonies, those who want to be sworn in may contact Ms. Cindy Depaulis of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at 313 421 9682.