Recent Violent Attacks Leave Many Lawyers Questioning Security


Lawyers are accustomed to being the subjects of verbal attacks from clients, opposing parties, and even their peers. However, recent violent attacks against the legal community are unsettling. Understandably, many attorneys are looking over their shoulder and questioning the strength of security measures at their offices and local courthouses.

The Center for Judicial and Executive Security reports that there have been over 400 incidents of violence against courts since 2005. They include shootings, stabbings, bombings, and arson attacks aimed at court officials, litigants, attorneys, and others.

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