Jackson County Family Court Honors Shook for Pro Bono Commitment to Families

Jackson County Family Court will recognize Shook, Hardy & Bacon for its ongoing commitment to providing pro bono services to families at its annual Appreciation Banquet, November 8, 2019.  The court will highlight two Shook attorneys, Megan Roth and David Suroff, for their constant work advocating for parents and juveniles. The Court is specifically offering its thanks for the work Roth and Suroff have provided with two recent court projects: a pilot program for providing representation for parents at protective custody dockets and a recent program for recognizing reunification of children with their families at a Unity Day celebration.

“It is particularly humbling to be recognized by the Court for the important work Shook, David and Megan commit to each day,” said Shook Pro Bono Director Jolie Justus. “To help encourage pro bono participation, Shook offered ongoing continuing education courses for other law firms in the area of domestic violence to help families in this challenging area for our society.”

Both Roth and Suroff bring years of experience from the Missouri State Public Defender’s office to Shook. The firm annually commits more than 25,000 of free legal counsel to communities across the United States.