Scare Up Some Goodwill This Halloween

Halloween can be scarier for law firms than it can be for young children navigating their neighborhood haunted house. You may recall the foreclosure firm that went out of business a couple years ago after staging a “Homeless Halloween” party.

Such incidents are as rare as they are repulsive. But they bring a groundswell of media attention that contributes to the common misconception of lawyers. To avoid any unnecessary embarrassment (or worse) this Halloween, the folks at have created a list of Do’s and Don’ts for you to consider.

If you want to promote the greater good, Halloween provides an opportunity to remind others in your community about the potential dangers of trick-or-treating as well as safety tips to avoid them. Last year, the law firm of Craig Swapp & Associates in Sandy, Utah reminded parents, drivers and homeowners to prepare for possible safety and liability dangers related to Halloween. On the firm’s blog, Swapp offered advice ranging from urging parents to choose safe costumes for their children to encouraging pet owners to keep their animals away from trick-or-treaters.

Is your firm planning to incorporate any of these ideas? Do you have ideas we’ve missed? We’d love to hear about them in the comments section.