In a recent article for Super Lawyers, Michelle discusses Pro Bono representation:
The percentage of folks who cannot afford attorneys is very high. I’ve heard anywhere from 70% to 80%,” says Michelle R. Suskauer, former president of the Florida Bar Association and attorney at Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein. “But there’s really nothing that’s more rewarding than taking on pro bono representation and helping people navigate through the justice system.
Having counsel who understands the process, who understands rules, and understands the law is certainly better than going in without any attorney whatsoever,” agrees Suskauer. “It’s a scary process to go into. To have someone to guide you, to educate you on the law, to provide that comfort and that representation is critical.