No. 603 Thanks to the participants in the Landlord-Tenant Litigation Seminar at Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Park Campus last night. We had a truly interactive session, with every person participating. I’ll give that Continuing Legal Education seminar once more, just before the end of the next CLE period deadline three months from now. [...]
No. 602 Pennsylvania’s new Governor probably didn’t have to pledge no tax increases in order to be elected. But he did. In due course, he announced his first budget. After a couple weeks of public rage, his poll numbers were so low that he ranked just below stink bugs. Then, last week, after it appeared [...]
How quickly it can happen! A large segment of a heavily populated nation has been reduced to rubble. Thousands are dead. Many others are missing. Survivors are trying to survive with severely limited food, water and shelter. The world’s third largest economy is in total paralysis. The risk to the public health from damaged nuclear power plants is unknown but the dagger of disaster appears to be hanging by a thread. Attempts to cool the runaway reactors have taken on the appearance of desperation.
No. 600. Another landmark. It was only a little over 6 months ago (August 28, to be exact) that I interviewed Lance Godard of 22 Tweets on Twitter for Post No. 500. Godard had been interviewing lawyers who tweet from around the world about their practice on Twitter. This means that the answers must be [...]
No. 599 10 Things to Stop Doing Now… to Get More Done! by Time Management Ninja. Sometimes our own actions and behaviors can be counter productive to getting things done. Here are 10 non-productive behaviors that you need to stop doing… Things You Need to Stop Doing Now! Procrastinating – Do you ignore deadlines? Why don’t [...]
No. 598 I just received a follow on Twitter from the Pear Cares: a designated driving service in Pittsburgh. I don’t know what they cost, but they have to be cheaper than the lawyer you’ll have to hire after you are hauled into the slammer for the night. Just click on the link below to [...]
Prosecutors filed a search warrant application on March 8 that indicates their strategy in phase II of this case.
The warrant seeks to obtain a group of defense exhibits presently in custody of the court, containing handwritten notes by Senator Orie. The handwritten comments were exculpatory, in that they indicated that Senator Orie gave instructions such as that employees doing campaign work during regular working hours should do “comp time”.
Corine Tampas, the Philadelphia lawyer who calls herself “an Onshore Outsource Attorney”, tells the story in her blog about her attempt to volunteer to provide free legal services. The most recent issue of the Attorney Disciplinary Board’s Newsletter focused on Chief Justice Castille’s call for Pennsylvania attorneys to volunteer free legal service to those who need counsel but cannot afford to pay the going rate. Fired-up with enthusiasm, Corinne (who is a very experience lawyer) dropped in at the office of an organization providing assistance to indigent debtors (a tautology?) in bankruptcy cases. The doorman wouldn’t let her in, saying that she should leave a resume so that they could determine whether she was qualified. Corinne, however, is nothing if not persistent. She managed to talk to the director of the organization on the phone while still standing at the door. After she explained that she was an experienced lawyer who had volunteered before, the director told her to leave a resume with the doorman so that they could determine whether she was qualified.
No. 595. Dear young (or maybe not so young) lawyer: Don’t count on making a career out of working on electronic discovery projects. Unless, of course, you are the boss. You may have seen articles recently about software that does the work of hundreds of document coders, only more efficiently, quickly and accurately. Well, its [...]
If you are not tired of the Oriegate scandal yet, here’s a commentary by That’s Church, the relatively new venue of the former famed Pittgirl. Read the comments, too.
Also, here’s a report by WTAE TV about the kind of expert testimony that may soon be playing on a witness stand near you.
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