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Blakely at Judgment Day says that the legal profession can be a dangerous one:

While many attorneys—especially those practicing criminal defense—have received threats from clients, more often than not it’s just empty talk. I think many attorneys become numb to threatening phone messages and letters, primarily because everything has worked out fine in the past. Two stories over the last week, however, remind us to take these situations seriously.

I disagree with the “especially those practicing criminal defense” part. As criminal-defense lawyer, we deal with (often) bad people on their best behavior; family lawyers, by contrast, deal with good people on their worst behavior. I’d bet that family lawyers and personal injury lawyers get more threats from their clients (and from opposing parties) than criminal-defense lawyers. What do you say?


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