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What personal safety measures do you take at work, at home and in between?

Posted Apr 10, 2013 3:30 PM CDT
By Sarah Mui

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The recent slayings of two prosecutors in Kaufman County, Texas, and other fatal courthouse shootings in 2013 have put courthouse security in the spotlight.

But aside from what the courts you practice in are doing to protect you and your clients—what do you do to protect yourself? What personal safety measures do you take at work, at home and in between? Have you had any past brushes with danger that adjusted your attitude in this regard?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week's question: Have you ever accepted something other than cash for legal services?

Featured answer:

Posted by Andy Syrett: "A client of mine insisted on paying me with a one ounce gold Chinese panda coin. At the time it was worth $700. I took it and kept it. Last time I checked, it was worth $1,600 as gold and over $3,000 as a collectible. But as a memento as this now-deceased client, it’s priceless."

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