Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk

Legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus.

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Why Blog? 10.5 Reasons.

Lawyers are often advised by marketing professionals to blog because it is good marketing. The AVVO blog recently announced an inexpensive and easy to use blogging vehicle for lawyers. If you have a modest marketing budget, investing in a blog will buy you more effective advertising than any other vehicle, including Google pay per click ads.

Judge Kopf Discontinues his Blog “Hercules and the Umpire” but States that the Cruz Statement was not Involved in the Decision.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf has discontinued blogging because employees of his District of Nebraska think that “Hercules and the Umpire” is an embarrassment to the court, according to the ABA Journal. He said that the welfare of District of Nebraska is his primary concern and that if its employees think the blog embarrasses the District, it is not in its best interest. Kopf says that there are no disciplinary complaints or medical/mental health reasons involved.

Justice Don Willett, Tweeter Laureate of Texas, is Worth the Follow on Twitter.

No. 1,180 Another member of the Bench who is savvy about social media is Texas Justice Don Willett, who was recently name Tweeter Laureate by the Texas Legislature. So what does a State Supreme Court Justice tweet about? See for yourself.

Hercules and the Umpire — a small sample

No. 1,179 Federal Judge Richard G. Kopf is a fearless blogger, as this partial reprint will attest.  Does he mean all the stuff he says below?  I don’t know.  Some of it, I guess.  But judges are pretty fearsome, even if they don’t offer to shoot you if you plan an unscheduled home visit. By […]

While We weren’t Looking, Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk Rose to No. 152 in Law Blog Rankings.

I haven’t read the AVVO law blog rankings for a while, so it was a pleasant surpass to see that PLBT had risen to number 152 among law blogs in number of visits.

Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk is Six Years Old.

Very few blogs are alive and well after six years. Several lawyers I know ran out of ideas after about 6 posts. Blogging is all about fresh thoughts. Where do they come from? Everywhere and nowhere. They come suddenly when you are not thinking about your next post.

“How Appealing” is also appealing to on-line marketers.

How Appealing is the word on appellate court decisions. For over ten years this blawg has been reporting about appellate cases. It is so well-known and so popular that you might make the same mistake Carol Elefant did in a recent post in My Shingle and go to the link “howappealing.com”. Whereupon, you will be offered a page full of links to things to buy.

LOL with “Lowering the Bar”

Kevin writes books, too, such as “The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance”. He assures us that this is a work of non-fiction and that all of the laws, ordinances, etc. in this book a real — or at least were before they were laughed out of existence.

Thank you, AVVO

AVVO, the organization that inter alia, provides the public with ratings for lawyers, has increased my rating to 10.0. That’s the ceiling for AVVO ratings. Thank you, AVVO.

Touring the Neighborhood: A Short Guide to the Most Visited Legal Blogs

No. 1,009   Avvo has a blog ranking based upon the Alexa ranking of various legal blogs.  Alexa ranks a large number of blogs and websites based upon the number of visitors. The top-ranked legal blog is now Avvo’s own Lawyernomics, with an Alexa Rank of 5,137.  That means that there are only 5,136 blogs/websites […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.


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