You are not required to have an attorney to go through the probate or administration process. Many executors and administrators go through the process without one.
The Surrogate's Court is here to guide you through the process itself, but cannot give or imply legal advice. No recommendations made by the Surrogate's Court should be construed as legal advice.
If the estate is complex, contested, or you are feeling overwhelmed, you may want to consult with an estate attorney. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend attorneys to the public.