The following is a testimonial from one of our students who recently passed the bar exam. She describes how she structured her swearing in ceremony to make it as special an occasion as possible!
Now that you have graduated from law school and passed the bar exam, you are ready to begin your professional career. However, there’s one more small step: your lawyer swearing-in ceremony! In many jurisdictions, this is the final step before “officially” becoming a lawyer. If you are unfamiliar with the process, here’s a general description:
First of all, congratulations on passing the Michigan bar exam!
Your final step to becoming a lawyer eligible to practice law is a swearing-in ceremony. A swearing-in ceremony basically marks the transition from law student to lawyer (although you will not be able to practice right away – you still have to wait for your P number, which usually takes about a week to get!). If you are completely unfamiliar with what a swearing-in ceremony is, read this blog post on the basics of a Michigan bar exam swearing-in ceremony. Continue reading
A Description of Swearing-In Ceremonies in Michigan for those who Pass the Bar Exam
To be admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan, after you pass the bar exam, you will need to attend a “swearing-in” ceremony. You may attend the swearing-in ceremony in any county. It doesn’t make a difference in terms of where you can practice law. Some counties offer different programs or advantages than others, but most students choose which swearing-in ceremony they are going to attend based on location and convenience. Continue reading