GRBA Admission Ceremonies
The Grand Rapids Bar Association hosts two Admission Ceremonies per year, one in May (for those who pass the February Bar Exam) and another in November (for those who pass the July Bar Exam). The exact dates of the ceremonies are not set until the results come in.
After Bar Exam results are available, the Grand Rapids Bar Association will send a letter to all the admittees who submitted a mailing address in Kent County to the Board of Examiners. If you did not submit a mailing address in Kent County to the Board of Examiners but you would like to participate in the Grand Rapids Bar Association's ceremony, please call (616) 454-5550 to express your interest in participating and to give us your name, address, and phone number.
The letter sent out by the Grand Rapids Bar Association will describe the items you must provide in order to participate in the GRBA Admissions Ceremony. They are:
Please read the GRBA letter very carefully. Thank you, and congratulations on passing the Bar!
If you've missed the May or November Admission Ceremony, you can schedule a date and time for your ceremony with the presiding Judge.
Once you have the date scheduled with the secretary; please complete the following:
In order for your paperwork to be prepared, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org the following items:
On the date of your ceremony, please come to suite 2400 (ask for Ruth Thomet) with the following items:
If you've missed the May or November Admission Ceremony, you can schedule a date and time for your ceremony with the presiding Judge. Please contact Ruth Thomet at the Circuit Court Clerk’s office via email at email@example.com to start the process.
***FYI*** Once your swearing-in has been completed, it does take 5-10 days to process the paperwork. Please note, you will not be able to receive your P number or practice until after the Michigan State Bar has received your Order of Admission from the County Clerk’s office.
If you have any questions, please call Ruth Thomet at (616) 632-5465 or you may reach her at the e-mail listed above.