Virtual Admissions Ceremony

  • 11/22/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Registration is closed

to all those who passed the Michigan State Bar!

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 have partnered to conduct a virtual Admissions Ceremony on November 22, 2021.  Introductions by Chief Judge Timothy Kenny and other visiting Judges. The issue orders of admission will be sent to the State Bar of Michigan.

An online reception following the swearing-in ceremony will be held.  Join Chief Judge Kenny, Detroit Bar President Robert E. Murkowski and Detroit Bar Barristers President Morgan Schut, 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:  Monday, November 22, 2021

Register by November 19 12:00 p.m. to participate.  Detroit Bar will send a ZOOM link to all registrants to join the Judges from Third Circuit Court, Law School Dignitaries, Detroit Bar Officers and Barristers Officers.

Admissions Ceremony check-in with Wayne County by November 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.  You must call 313 224-5510 to pay $25 to Wayne County and receive appropriate paperwork or email

Ceremony & Reception: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Everyone is invited to participate.

All those participating in the awards ceremony will be provided a unique PANELIST Zoom link at 10:00 a.m. on Nov 22nd so they can be viewed.  All others joining will be given a link with their registration confirmation to join as a viewer. We encourage everyone to call in at noon to hear from the Third Circuit Court Judges for one hour speaking to all Bar passers and sharing their experiences.  

PASSERS: Please submit a photo of yourself to: for the presentation. Due 11/19/21.

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

For more information contact Julie Van Hove at 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 313-224-5510  or