306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933
United States

Established in 1935, the State Bar of Michigan is the mandatory bar organization governed by the Michigan Supreme Court Rules. According to these rules, the State Bar of Michigan should always support and improve the justice system's efficiency, law, rules, and jurisprudence, the independence, professionalism, public service, and competence of the bench and bar, access to justice for all, public understanding of the system and profession, openness of the legal profession, and the position of the State Bar of Michigan as the representative of the profession. Additionally, the State Bar of Michigan favors continuing legal education through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education founded in 1959 with the cooperation of the University of Michigan Law School and Wayne State University Law School.