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On Leaving Your Cell Phone Behind

No. 1,534 JACK SEZ:  I never take my mobile phone to church.  If God calls me, it won’t be by phone.

Guest Post: Plutarch on Using Your Brain for Suitable Endeavors.

No. 1,530

Senator Elizabeth Warren is Running for President

No. 1,525 She spent the 4th of July in Iraq, visiting the  troups, touring Mosul, meeting with Iraqi officials — all the things a future Presidential candidate does.  Last election, Trump famously called her Pocahontas.  This time, he will probably be calling her Hillary II.  When that time comes, she will embrace it. You heard […]

Dinosaur Humor, according to Jack

No. 1,513     JACK SEZ:  Why is it quiet when a pterodactyl goes to the bathroom in the jungle? Because the P is silent.

Introducing Jack, My Senior Partner.

No. 1,513   JACK SEZ: When guile and duplicity fail, its time to roll out the brute force.

On Being Quick to Learn and Slow to Judge

No. 1,509 It is worth a reminder not to draw conclusions with less than full information. Information is being communicated to us with incredible speed.  Yet, too often, what reaches our eyes and ears first is incomplete or worse, presented to further the interests or biases of the communicator. If the communicator is also a […]

Question:Are the Russians Writing in Ads for the Pennsylvania Primary Campaign?

No. 1,490 Answer: No, the 2016 Russian ads are mild compared to the worst of this year’s home-grown ones. Campaign ads are becoming increasingly mean and often lack fairness and truthfulness.  But this year’s current crop in Pennsylvania exceeds the worst of the worst.  The Russian ads that appeared on social media in 2016, some […]

PBI says it will Continue to Operate as a Department of Pa. Bar Association

No. 1,487 The following message appeared in my email today.  Maybe you received it too.

To Do List

No. 1,486 Here’s a few things that may not make your to d0 list in a busy law practice:  Update software. File papers. Put away files. Review dockets. Clean up the computer desk top. Clean up the real-life desk top. Scan documents. Make notes on important items that cross your mind. Send thank you emails, […]

PA Bar Governors Vote to Disband Pa Bar Institute

No. 1,484 In a surprise move the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors voted to disband the PBI. Here is the full article, published in Law 360, this evening. Pennsylvania Bar To Dissolve Its Legal Education Arm By Matt Fair A mid-April vote to dismiss PBI’s governing body and wind up the organization came in […]

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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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