Certificate of Good Standing
The Supreme Court Clerk is the keeper of the Roll of Attorneys admitted to practice law in this state. A certification of admission to practice (i.e., a certificate of good standing) is available to Active and Voluntary Inactive members of the State Bar of Michigan who have paid their annual membership dues for the current year, who are not resigned, involuntarily inactive, suspended, or prohibited from practicing or holding themselves out as attorneys, and who are not subject to pending disciplinary proceedings in Michigan or any other jurisdiction. Certificates of good standing are also available to Emeritus members who are not subject to pending disciplinary proceedings in Michigan or another jurisdiction.
A certificate of good standing may be requested by completing the form below and mailing it to the Supreme Court Clerk's Office:
Cert of Good Standing_MSC form.pdf
Certificate requests received by mail will be processed and mailed within 1 business day. Failure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope will delay processing of the request.
Certificate requests made in person at the Clerk's Office counter in the Hall of Justice (4th floor) may be paid by credit card and are usually available immediately if there have been no prior disciplinary orders.