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Ben & Jerry Celebrate Same Sex Marriage With an Old Flavor, New Name.

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Supreme Court Initiates Sanctions Against Lawyer Who Let His Client Tell Him How To State The Argument In A Petition

No. 1,123 In the Matter of Discipline of Howard Neil Shipley, No. 14D2827. Live long enough and you can see everything. Every lawyer has had clients who want to micromanage the case.  Its a serious handicap.  But most of the time, it just makes the task harder. But not always. In a rare move, the […]

“Thanks, Dan” is real lawyer advertising — for now

No. 1,004 Yes, Virginia, the You Tube production below is a real lawyer advertisement.  And, of course, the embarrassment is all ours, Pittsburgh lawyers!  Those are the front steps of our venerable 114 year-old Allegheny County Court House where Dan plies his trade in the Criminal Division of our venerable Common Pleas Court. This video, […]

Hidden Strength: King David and Ghengis Khan

When David slew Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell teaches, it wasn’t a fluke. David knew exactly what he was doing and he said as much. As a shepherd (the lowliest occupation) he had killed the wolf. He had used the same technique he would use to fell Goliath — a single blow from a stone propelled from a sling at high speed with deadly accuracy.

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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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