Fees and Costs

General Fees

General Fees Cost
Copies of ADB Files $0.50 per page (plus postage)
Certificate of Disciplinary History $10.00 per certificate

Certificate of Disciplinary History Request Form

Mail the above form and check/money order (payable to Attorney Discipline System) to:

Attorney Discipline Board
333 W. Fort St., Ste. 1700
Detroit, MI  48226 

Or, you may request and pay for a certificate by Visa, MasterCard or electronic check (ACH/payment) online at:   https://secure.affinipay.com/pages/state-bar-of-michigan/certificates

Basic Administrative Cost (see MCR 9.128)

Discipline Cases (Assessed on an Order of Discipline): Cost
Discipline by Consent Pursuant to MCR 9.115(F)(5) $750.00
All Other Orders Imposing Discipline $1,500.00
Petitions for Reinstatement (Pursuant to MRC 9.124(B)(2)): Cost
Publication Fee (Filed with AGC) $150.00
Administrative Fee (Reinsatement Petition filed with the ADB): Cost
If Suspension was Less Than 3 Years $750.00
If Suspension was Greater Than 3 Years or Revocation $1,500.00

Fee and Cost Reimbursement Instructions

Reimbursement of costs incurred by the Attorney Grievance Commission and the Attorney Discipline Board is governed by MCR 9.128.  Please review that rule and read the following instructions:

1.  When Payment is Due - Costs assessed in an order of discipline, or an order granting or denying reinstatement, are due on or before the date provided in the order.  An order directing the payment of costs is stayed only if the respondent seeks review and requests a stay and an automatic stay or order granting stay is issued.  See MCR 9.115(K) and MCR 9.122(C).  If you have any questions about the date costs are due, please contact us at (313) 963-5553.

2.    Forms of Payment Accepted
  • Online by Visa or MasterCard only or by electronic check (ACH/payment) at https://secure.affinipay.com/pages/state-bar-of-michigan/disciplinecost
  • By check or money order, made payable to the Attorney Discipline System, made in person or by mail addressed to the Attorney Discipline Board, [333 W. Fort St., Ste., 1700, Detroit, MI 48226-3147].  Please include case name and case number
  • Payments will not be accepted any other way, including over the phone
3.    Certification of Non-Payment - Failure to pay the assessed costs on or before the specified date will result in the filing of a certification of non-payment of disciplinary costs.  Commencing on the date the certified report is filed, interest on the unpaid costs will accrue at the rates applicable to civil judgements.

    The respondent will be suspended automatically, effective seven days from the mailing of the certified report, and until the respondent pays the costs or the Attorney Discipline Board approves a suitable plan for payment.  An attorney suspended for non-payment under MCR 9.128 is subject to the notification requirements of MCR 9.119 and the reinstatement requirements of MCR 9.123(A).