Join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate the success of qualifying attorneys who are entering the legal profession.

The Detroit Bar and Third Circuit Court will conduct an Admissions Ceremony on November 27, 2023. The orders of admission will be sent to the State Bar of Michigan from the Wayne County Clerk’s Office after the ceremony.

Event Timeline:
12:30-1:30 p.m. Ceremony
1:30-2:00 p.m. Light Refreshments

The admissions ceremony marks the commencement 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.

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

If you wish to participate in the Swearing-In Ceremony in person on November 27, 2023, in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor auditorium located at 2 Woodward, Detroit, MI  48226, please provide the following to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, room 201 of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.  These items must be received by 10:00 a.m. on November 27th in order to participate.

  • Bar Admission Letter
  • $25.00 Cash or Credit card  (No Personal Checks)

If you wish to be sworn in in a Private Ceremony, have questions, or want to register, please contact Cynthia Depaulis of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at or call 313-224-5509 or 313-224-5510. Office Hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

For more information about the Detroit Bar, please contact Sheena Law Killinger at