Updated4/28/2020
OaklandCountyClerk’sOfficeNewAttorneyOathofOfficeProcess
DuringtheStateofEmergency
OnceyouhavepassedtheMichiganStateBarExamyoumustbesworninbyanOaklandCountyCircuit
CourtJudgeoraSupremeCourtJudgewhowilladministeranoathofattorney.Note:Ifyouarebeing
sworninbyanyotherjudge,i.e.DistrictCourtJudge,youmustprovideourofficewithacopyofthe
StateCourtAdministratorOfficeAssignment(SCAO)letter.
Afteryourswearinginceremonyhasbeenheldwithajudge,youwillneedtofollowallinstructionsin
thispacketandeFiletherequireddocumentation,OathofAttorneyandfilingfeetotheOakland
CountyClerk’sOffice.
SwearinginceremonywithaJudge
IndividualsmaycontactthechambersofanOaklandCountyCircuitCourtJudgedirectlyto
scheduleaswearinginceremony.Theirofficewillprovideinstructionsonhowthehearingwill
beconductedandwhatdocumentationyoumayneedtoprovidetothem.
IfyouareparticipatingintheOaklandCountyBarAdmission(OCBA)massswearingin
ceremony,contacttheOCBAonwhatisrequiredandhowthevideohearingwillbeheld.
Onceyourswearinginceremonyhasbeenconducted:
1. Thejudge’sstaffwillmostlikelyeFileyour OrderofAdmissionafteryourceremonyhasbeen
conducted.Ifso,youdonotneedtosubmitittotheClerk’sOffice.
a. Ifthejudge’sstaffdonoteFiletheOrderofAdmissionforyou,youwillneedtoeFileit
withtherestofyourdocuments.
2. IfyouareparticipatinginthemassceremonythroughtheOCBA,yourOrderofAdmissionwill
beautomaticallyeFiledforyou.
CompletetheOfficialOathofAttorney(afterceremonyw/judge)
1. YouwillneedtoprintouttheattachedOfficialOathofAttorneyandsignit.TheoathMUSTbe
signedusingyourhandwriting.YouCANNOTsignusinganelectronicordigitalsignature.
a. YoursignaturemustbethesameasthenameonyourOrderofAdmissionoravery
closeversion.
2. Typeorlegiblyprintyournameandaddress.
a. Provideavalidaddresswhereourofficecanmailcertifiedcopiesbacktoyou.
3. LeavetherestofthefieldsblankfortheClerk’sOffice.
PrepareandsubmityourdocumentsforeFiling
1. Scanandsave:
a. YoursignedOathofAttorney.
b. “Greetings”letterreceivedfromtheBoardofLawExaminers.(Thisisthelettersentto
youwhichstatesyouradmissiontotheBarhasbeenrecommended.)
Updated4/28/2020
c. OrderofAdmissionsignedbyaCircuitorSupremeCourtJudge,ifprovidedtoyou.
(SomejudgesmayeFilethisorderforyouifyouhadanindividualceremony.Ifyou
werepartofthemassswearingin,theorderwillbeautomaticallyeFiledforyou.)
d. Ifyouarebeingsworninbyajudgeotherthancircuitorsupremecourt,i.e.District
CourtJudge,youmustalsoeFileacopyoftheSCAOAssignmentletter.
SubmitDocumentstotheClerk’sOffice
1. eFiletherequireddocumentation(adabove,ifapplicable)totheClerk’sOfficeusingMiFILE
(poweredbyTrueFiling).
a. Logintohttps://mifile.courts.michigan.gov.
b. Aquickguidetosignup/registercanbefoundatwww.oakgov.com/efiling.
c. Youmustregisteryourroleasaproselitigant.Note:onceyoureceiveyourPnumber,
itisrecommendedthatyouupdateyourroleinMiFILEasanattorneypriortoeFiling
intoanycaseswithinMichigan.
3. Searchforandselectcasenumber2020999999XX.Thisnumberhasbeensetuptoprocess
yourOathofAttorneywiththeClerk’sOfficeduringthestateofemergencyonly.
4. Uploadallrequireddocuments.Youmayuploadthemasonecombineddocumentorupload
themasseparatedocumentswithinthesametransaction(bundle).
5. IntheFilingTypedropdownbox,youmustselect“Appeal‐$25.00.”(Itshouldbenotedthat
thestatutoryfilingfeeis$25.00toprocessyourbaradmissionwiththeClerk’sOfficeand
selecting“Appeal”isaworkaroundtocollecttherequiredfeeduringthestateofemergency.)
6. Unselectthe“Servedocument”option.Otherwise,youreFilingsubmissionwillbeservedon
anyothernewattorneywhoerroneouslyselected“Servedocument.”
7. Note:MiFILEwillautomaticallyaddyouasaservicerecipientto2020999999XXuponfiling
yourdocuments.Itisrecommendedthatyougobackintothecasenumberandremove
yourselfasaservicerecipient.
AftertheClerk’sOfficereceivesyourdocuments
1. Onceourofficehasreceivedtherequireddocuments,$25.00feeandsignedOathofAttorney
byeFiling,wewillmailyoutwocertifiedcopiesofthesignedOrderofAdmission.
2. OurofficewillalsosendyourOrderofAdmissiontotheStateBarandSupremeCourtas
requiredbylaw,onaweeklybasis.Ifyouchoose,youmayalsosubmitacertifiedcopyofthe
ordertotheStateBartoobtainyourPNumber,althoughitisnotnecessary.
ForquestionsregardingtheClerk’sOfficefilingprocess,call2484664416.
OFFICIAL OATH OF ATTORNEY
STATE OF MICHIGAN No.___________________
COUNTY OF OAKLAND (For office use only)
I do Solemnly Swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of
the State of Michigan, and faithfully discharge, to the best of my ability, the duties of the office of Attorney
and Counselor at Law, So help me God.
Si
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nature
Print name:
Address:
(For office use only)
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this ________________________________
day of ______________________________________ 2020.
_________________________________________________
Clerk of the Court
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