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When Your Office Is Like A Prison Cell...

Many lawyers feel trapped in their jobs, or chained to their computers or BlackBerrys.  But now, the lawyers and other employees of Indiana law firm, Woods and Woods will, quite literally, discover what it's like to work in a prison cell.  That's because the firm recently moved its offices into the old Vanderburgh County Jail, an 1890 building recognized as historic by the Indiana Historical Bureau, as reported by the Associated Press (11/14/07).  While the jail has received some minor upgrades, the building still has bars over the windows.  And the firm has also retained one of the original cramped jail cells for visitors to view (perhaps the cell offers incentive to the firm's DUI clients to sober up before they wind up in jail themselves).

Ultimately, by "doing time," Woods and Woods has done well for itself.  The firm's decision to relocate offices to the jail saved a historic building from destruction.  And the firm generated extensive, national publicity as shown by the results of a Google search.  Who would have thought that moving to a cell could wind up as great "sell" for a law firm?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on November 14, 2007 at 04:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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