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 May 24, 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:
1:30-2:00 p.m. Registration and Light Refreshments
2:00-3:00 p.m. Ceremony


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 Mass Swearing-In Ceremony in person on May 24, 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 May 24th 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 contact Cindy Depaulis of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at 313-224-5509 or 313-224-5510.

If you have any questions and to register,  please contact the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at (313-224-5509 or 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