Once I pass the exam & am certified for admission, what do I have to do to practice law in Michigan?
The applicant must appear and present the Board of Law Examiners certification to the Supreme Court or one of the circuit courts , and upon motion made in open court by a licensed lawyer, the court will enter an order admitting the applicant to the Michigan bar. After being admitted to the bar by the court, the applicant must then complete an application for membership in the State Bar of Michigan, enclosing payment of the required dues. By return mail, the applicant will receive a membership card bearing a license number. Registration with the State Bar of Michigan and payment of bar dues is the final step in becoming authorized to practice law before the state courts of Michigan.