In private practice, I was threatened several times, always related to domestic and protective order cases. I didn’t consider any of them serious and took no action. But that was decades ago. Today we need to appreciate that threats must be taken seriously. Have you had a conversation with all of the people who work with you on how to handle these threats?

This week you can handle this more easily because Theda C. Snyder and Attorney@Work recently published Specific Steps to Take If You Receive a Threat. The piece is well-written and comprehensive. I suggest you share the link with everyone in your office, give them a deadline to complete reading it and then schedule a meeting to discuss their reactions. You may learn some things you did not know about past threats.