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Pledge to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession in Michigan

    We believe that diversity and inclusion are core values of the legal profession, and that these values require a sustained commitment to strategies of inclusion.

    Diversity is inclusive. It encompasses, among other things, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, language, age, disability, marital and parental status, geographic origin, and socioeconomic background.

    Diversity creates greater trust and confidence in the administration of justice and the rule of law, and enables us to better serve our clients and society. It makes us more effective and creative by bringing different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the practice of law.

    We believe that law schools, law firms, corporate counsel, solo and small firm lawyers, judges, government agencies, and bar associations must cooperatively work together to achieve diversity and inclusion, and that strategies designed to achieve diversity and inclusion will benefit from appropriate assessment and recognition.

    Therefore, we pledge to continue working with others to achieve diversity and inclusion in the education, hiring, retention, and promotion of Michigan's attorneys and in the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within our organizations, the judiciary, and the profession.

Commentary to the Pledge

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The mission of the Law Student Section of the State Bar of Michigan is to represent the students of Michigan's law schools and to act as a liaison to the State Bar sections, to increase student involvement in the State Bar of Michigan, to actively support other State Bar sections' philanthropic activities, and to further professional opportunities among law students.

New Law Student Section members must be in good standing at a Michigan law school approved by the State Board of Law Examiners or a resident of the State of Michigan while in good standing at an American Bar Association-approved law school outside Michigan. Filing an application confirms your eligibility to become a member of the Law Student Section.

Law Student Section members will be billed annually in the amount of $15 around October 1 of each fiscal year. Membership may continue through graduation, as long as dues are paid, until the date when results of the first Michigan bar examination offered after the member's graduation are released. A membership may not be renewed after that date, but may continue until the end of the period for which dues have been paid or until the member is licensed to practice law, whichever occurs first.

The membership year is October 1 to September 30. Membership begins immediately. Law students joining the section late in the fiscal year will be billed again for dues due October 1.

Law Student Section members also receive free publications of interest to the Michigan legal profession, including a subscription to the Michigan Bar Journal.


Only your correct name may be used on the official register. Your business address and related information are required on the application.

Published Directory Address

The address you supply is considered your published directory address and will be used for State Bar purposes, including all mailing lists and directory listings unless otherwise requested. When you provide an email address, it will be published in the member directory (unless otherwise noted) and used periodically to communicate with you.

Secondary Address

If your published directory address is a post office box, you must provide a street address of your business or residence. Any member can provide a secondary address to be used for Bar Journal, section mailings, and general correspondence (such as refunds and suspension letters).

Supreme Court Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan

Rule 2—Membership

. . . Each member . . . must provide the State Bar with the member’s correct name and address, and such additional information as may be required. If the address provided is a mailing address only, the member must also provide a street or building address for the member’s business or residence. No member shall practice law in the state until such information has been provided. . . .