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A Hard Look at Our Criminal Justice System

January/February 2019 Michelle R. Suskauer President's Page
As the first former public defender to ever lead The Florida Bar, criminal justice issues have been a priority of…

Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor

November/December 2018 Michelle R. Suskauer President's Page
I recently had the privilege of spending time in Sarasota’s legal community where I learned about the Booker High School…

LegalFuel: A Playbook for Profitability

September/October, 2018 Michelle R. Suskauer President's Page
I am excited about this upcoming year and finding ways to make the Bar a vital resource for you, both…

We’re All in This Together

July/August, 2018 Michelle R. Suskauer President's Page
One of my great passions when it comes to Bar work is getting people together. I learned quickly as a…

A Grateful Heart

June 2018 Michael J. Higer President's Page
Like all good journeys, when I started, I really had no idea where the road would take me, who I…

In the Spirit of Giving

May 2018 Michael J. Higer President's Page
Michael J. Higer For those of you who have heard me speak as I have traveled our great state and…

Mental Health: The Issue of Our Time

April 2018 Michael J. Higer President's Page
Michael J. Higer I thank Judge Steve Leifman, co-chair of the Special Committee on Mental Health in the Courts and…

Educating Our Way to the Florida Constitution

March 2018 Michael J. Higer President's Page
As I write this column, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is travelling across the state conducting town hall meetings to…

The Benefits Go Beyond the Bar

February 2018 Michael J. Higer President's Page
If you are a member of The Florida Bar, this message is for you: Membership has benefits! This is especially…

Recognizing We Have a Problem: The Mental Health and Wellness of Lawyers

January 2018 Michael J. Higer President's Page
In my last column, I talked about “having a heart” — meaning practicing with passion, purpose, and meaning. For some…
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