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Is Your Client A Ticking Time Bomb?

Forensic psychologist tells lawyers what to look out for

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

In the wake of a murder-suicide at the Middletown courthouse four years ago, a number of bar groups asked Sidney S. Horowitz, Ph.D what lawyers can do to protect themselves -and others-from unstable clients. He has plenty of ideas that don't involve spending a lot of money, playing "amateur shrink" or asking overly invasive questions. He spoke with Senior Writer Thomas B. Scheffey last week following a murder-suicide in Vernon that appeared to have been triggered by a divorce filing, and the melodramatic July 7 kidnapping and arson in South Windsor, also triggered by a man angered by his own divorce proceedings.

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