I am an attorney licensed in Michigan, am I required to post a surety bond and take an oath of office at the county clerk's office?
After April 1, 2007, attorneys who are members in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan are not required to file a surety bond. However, they must still file an oath of office with and pay a $10.00 application filing fee to the county clerk's office. Note the fee may be greater in some counties.
Approximately 90 days prior to the expiration of notary public commissions issued to attorneys on or after April 1, 2007, the Secretary of State will mail out a reappointment application form. By certifying continued status as an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, you may be exempt from filing a bond and taking an oath of office with the county clerk at that time. Please check back here for more detailed information on how the procedure will work in the months immediately prior to expiration of your commission issued on or after April 1, 2007.
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