Michelle Suskauer, President of The Florida Bar, is a leading voice on a variety of issues facing today’s lawyers. In a recent article by the Daily Business Review (which has also been picked up by the National Law Journal), Michelle discusses the results of a recent survey by the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida […]
Lawmakers: Florida court employees need a pay raise Florida’s court system is struggling to recruit and retain qualified and experienced professionals. And that’s a problem all Floridians should be concerned about. Courts have a direct effect on our lives. Crime victims are heard. Criminals punished. Families add new members through adoption and couples go their […]
In her Spring 2019 message, President Michelle Suskauer features the Young Lawyers Division’s #StigmaFreeYLD initiative, which is working to remove the stigma of mental health treatment, and highlights the March/April Bar Journal on diversity and inclusion, as well as The Florida Bar legislative activities page. She also introduces the newest LegalFuel Speaker Series free CLE video titled “Making […]
Earlier this week, Jupiter, Florida police announced charges against 25 men for participating in human trafficking and prostitution. One of the accused is billionaire businessman Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. He reportedly is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution. Video Shows Evidence of Participation […]
Criminal defense attorney and president of The Florida Bar, Michelle Suskauer will be contributor in the forthcoming book 50 Lessons For Women Lawyers, From Women Lawyers. The new book will offer career and life lessons from 50 successful women lawyers from across the country.
In her February President’s Video message, The Florida Bar President, Michelle Suskauer, features the enhanced Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service website, the upcoming Feb. 7 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court, and the latest LegalFuel CLE Speaker Series video, “Enhanced Results Through Effective Communication. Click here to watch […]
Tallahassee Democrat.: The Florida Bar will recognize 22 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by […]
Jacksonville Daily Record: There’s a lot that must be learned in three years of law school to prepare for the Bar exam. The reality is the demanding curriculum doesn’t allow teaching the other side of establishing and sustaining a career as an attorney: The fact that it’s a business. The Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer […]
The Florida Bar: Bar President Michelle Suskauer recently traveled to Key West to make a presentation to the Monroe County Bar Association and meet with local officials including Monroe County Judges Mark Wilson and Peary Fowler, 16th Circuit Chief Judge Mark Jones, Circuit Judge Timothy Koenig, and State Attorney Dennis Ward. From the left are […]
In her December message, President Michelle Suskauer highlights some of the Bar accomplishments in the first half of her term, such as the launch of LegalFuel.com, Florida Bar hurricane efforts, and the Criminal Justice Summit. She also introduces the newest LegalFuel Speaker Series CLE video on easy ways to improve your law practice and productivity while guarding your mental health and wellness. […]
The Florida Bar Website: Since my installation, I have been proud of the Bar’s ongoing efforts to support our members in the day-to-day business of law, to improve our justice system and to help Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael. This storm impacted thousands of families dealing with legal issues with property damage assistance and insurance […]
Effective criminal justice reform requires collaboration, conversation and creative thinking Change in Florida’s criminal justice system will not happen overnight. We must continue to further define problems and pinpoint solutions that can be agreed upon and enacted. From high rates of incarceration and recidivism to minimum mandatory sentencing, from pretrial release to conviction integrity, issues […]
The Palm Beach Post: From high rates of incarceration and recidivism to minimum mandatory sentencing, from pretrial release to conviction integrity, issues affecting Florida’s criminal justice system have been a focal point of discussion for years. While some positive changes have been implemented, many critical challenges remain that require broad collaboration for effective reform. Read […]
The Florida Bar President, Michelle Suskauer, will be honored at the 2018 ADL Palm Beach Jurisprudence Award Dinner on December 4th. On this special evening, ADL will pay tribute to two heroes of jurisprudence – Barry Krischer and Michelle Suskauer. ADL 2018 Palm Beach Jurisprudence Dinner December 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The […]
In her latest message, President Michelle Suskauer discusses Florida Bar hurricane resources and volunteer opportunities, the Criminal Justice Summit, and highlights the newest LegalFuel Speaker Series CLE video on cybersecurity.
Jacksonville Daily Record: Making her first visit to a Jacksonville voluntary Bar association since being sworn into office, The Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer addressed the meeting of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association on Wednesday at The River Club. A criminal defense attorney and partner with Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein in West Palm Beach, Suskauer […]
In her latest message, President Michelle Suskauer discusses the upcoming Criminal Justice Summit, calls for pro bono award nominations and highlights the newest LegalFuel Speaker Series CLE video.
Michelle Suskauer was named one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500 – A list of the 500 of the most influential business leaders in the state of Florida.
As women lawyers across the country say #MeToo, bar associations play an important role By Robert J. Derocher The Bar Leader article: People who had been subjected to their advances and reported the issues were no longer employed there and these men were. Is there anything more to be said? [Being propositioned] created emotional, financial […]
Michelle Suskauer was featured in a recent Daily Business Review article: We asked [Michelle Suskauer] to share the stress they see in the legal profession and how they deal with it. Coping options came from the Florida Bar president on down. Suggestions for taming the stress range from working directly on the stressor at hand […]