The Florida Bar President Visits Campus

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The Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer talks with students in the Frost Courtroom.

FSU Law hosted The Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer on February 6. Suskauer, who practices criminal defense at Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A., in West Palm Beach, met with students and toured campus. During her inspirational presentation to students, she discussed the many Florida Bar resources available to law students and young lawyers – in areas such as mentoring, wellness, ethics, professionalism and law practice management – and encouraged students to take advantage of their free Law Student Division membership.

“We’re here to make your lives easier, productive and profitable,” Suskauer told the packed courtroom of students. Suskauer also urged students to get involved in their legal communities and to be open to a variety of mentoring relationships. “Your legal career is a marathon, not a sprint,” Suskauer remarked when discussing the importance of patiently building relationships and your legal skills as a young lawyer. Having spent her entire career dedicated to service, Suskauer also encouraged students to fulfill their obligation to give back.