Category Archives: Work

Recent shooting at Virginia college proves the point

Recently a young man walked in to his classroom and opened fire on his teacher. Fortunately the teacher ducked behind his desk and then the rifle jammed.  What’s the point proven?  Be alert, drop to the ground, get behind something … Continue reading

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Holloween tip

Actaully saw a good tip at a bank yesterday.  They had a sign up which said (more or less) “So we can all have a safe Holloween, masks are not allowed in the bank. Please take your mask off before … Continue reading

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Reception area

Any good reception area should be properly designed to comfort and impress clients, intimidate other lawyers, and be comfortable for your employees.  But 1 thing is regularly overlooked:  security. So I’m going to post a few ideas just to be … Continue reading

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Reception area tip 1

Your receptionist should have a concealed panic button.  The button should connect to your office and set off a buzzer or flashing light or *something* that will immediately attract your attention.  Then you can decide what to do. Where should … Continue reading

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Reception Area tip 2

Chairs and furniture should be large, over-stuffed and/or fastened down so they can’t be picked up and used as a weapon.  Seems simple but family lawyers know how stressed out people can be.  Personally, I like very low (extra low … Continue reading

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Reception Area tip 3

Tell your receptionist to alert you to people who appear agitated while they are waiting.  Keep in mind this one fact:  your instincts and the instincts of your employees have evolved over millions of years to identify danger.  Listen you … Continue reading

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Windows

About a year ago a Judge in Nevada (I think it was Reno but I’m not sure) was shot through his windows as he was looking out.  The shooter was a man with a rifle in a building across the … Continue reading

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Office Door

If you don’t want to use the little “bell ringer” you have choices: a)  keep the front door locked and ask people to ring the doorbell.  Then look to see who’s there & buzz them in. That’s a good way … Continue reading

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Office Safety–front door

OK.  Now we just finished (for the moment) talking about your front door.  It assumed that you had a reception area separate from your personal office.  But what about the front door to your office?  It has to be open … Continue reading

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Office safety–Introduction

I’m going to start listing different things people can do for their office that a) don’t cost much (if anything) and b) will dramatically increase safety.  Many of these ideas are taken from stuff I’ve written before but never published … Continue reading

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