Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor (continued)

As lawyers, many of us wouldn’t have come this far in our careers if it wasn’t for a mentor, said Michelle R. Suskaeur.  Mentors help new lawyers in various ways, whether it’s in a substantive area of law, with practice-related questions, or on a personal matter.  It is incredibly helpful to bounce ideas off of someone who has had same experiences or just has a different perspective, even from a child custody attorney’s perspective.  When you’re involved in a complex or time-consuming issue, it helps to have someone who has a “30,000-foot view.”  When I was a young assistant public defender, I was mentored by my aunt, Sherry Hyman; Justice Barbara Pariente, and my husband Scott, who was already a public defender.  They gave me tremendous guidance and support.  I was lucky to have them in my life and would not be where I am today without them by contacting this person