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ADMISSIONS CEREMONY

 

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

The Detroit Bar and Third Circuit Court have partnered with the State Bar of Michigan to conduct a virtual unified statewide Admissions Ceremony on May 15, 2020.  New attorneys will be presented by the State Bar of Michigan President Denny Barnes 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.

The Detroit Bar and Third Circuit Court will host an online reception prior to the swearing-in.  Join Chief Judge Kenny, Detroit Bar President Joanne Swanson and Detroit Bar Barristers President Kate Brink Harrison, along with Law School Deans for this celebration.

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.

DATE AND TIME:  May 15, 2020

  • Detroit Bar Association Reception – 10:45 – 11:15 am
    The Detroit Bar will send a ZOOM link to all Bar passers to join the Judges from Third Circuit Court, Law School Dignitaries, Detroit Bar Officers and Barristers Officers.
  • Admissions ceremony check-in 1:30 pm.
    Statewide Ceremony 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  The State Bar of Michigan will send a ZOOM link to all Bar passers.
  • Family and friends can watch the ceremony live on the Court’s YouTube page.

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

Family and friends can watch the ceremony live on the Court’s YouTube page.

For more information contact Julie Van Hove at jvanhove@detroitlawyer.org or Zenell Brown at (313) 224-2236.

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.