Firms Bolster Security As Fears Of Shootings Grow

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The glass door was locked, so Roderick Rist shot it open. He stepped through the shattered frame and kept firing into the law office. Police would find 60 bullets in chairs, computers, walls and one in Rist himself.

Last week’s shooting at the Upton Law Firm in Covington, La., marked the second time in five weeks and the third time since February that a gunman targeted a law office. Amid warnings from security officials and mental health professionals, law firms nationwide are adopting unprecedented strategies to prepare...
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