February 24, 2021 Lawyer Wellness

Safety Tips for Lawyers

Karren Jo Pope-Onwukwe and Carole L. Worthington

Most attorneys begin their law practice with no concern for their personal safety in mind. They eagerly accept new clients and begin to meet with them to assist them with their legal issues. A new attorney may begin without other attorneys or office staff who can provide assistance if issues arise. The first instance where an attorney may feel that their personal safety is in jeopardy is in the office with the doors closed and a client suddenly becomes belligerent. A client who expresses strong belligerence toward others may turn the belligerence on the attorney.

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