Admissions Ceremony

  • 06/01/2022
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Registration is closed

Congratulations 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 an Admissions Ceremony on June 1, 2022 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Emma Henderson Auditorium, 13th Floor, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226. 

Introductions by Chief Judge Timothy Kenny and other visiting Judges. The issue orders of admission will be sent to the State Bar of Michigan.

Passers will receive a gift bag following the ceremony.

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:  Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 12:30 to 2:00pm

Register by May 31, 2022, 4:30p.m. to participate.   

Admissions Ceremony check-in with Wayne County,  in order to participate in the mass ceremony, all paperwork must be submitted by 10am on June 1, 2022. Please review instructions per the attachment.

Ceremony & Reception: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Everyone is invited to participate. 

PASSERS: Please submit a photo of yourself to: for the souvenir e-booklet. Due May 31, 2022.

Mass Swearing-In Ceremony Instructions PDF Download

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  

For private ceremonies, those who want to be sworn in may contact the Wayne County Clerk’s Office at 313-224-5509 or 5510.