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

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Ten Years and over 1,500 Posts

No. 1,528 Ten Years is a long time for a blog.  It is exceptionally long for a legal blog.  Nearly all lawyer bloggers run out of juice long before then.  Ten years in, Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk is not only going strong but, if you will allow me a bit of self-congratulation, is going stronger […]

I know you’re out there, Adrian Baron, alias THE Nutmeg Lawyer!

No. 1,430 I have been getting messages from you on Twitter.  So I know you’re out in cyberspace somewhere.  Eventually, I even figured out how to find your revived blog.  Or is it revised blog? God put me on this Earth in the latter half of the 20th Century in order to teach me that […]


In the coming year, I intend to post more and make most of them shorter. To celebrate the anniversary, I am beginning to put together an ebook containing a selection of posts I like the best. It won’t be too long and like the blog itself, it will be free.

Two Entertaining Blawgs from Sunny Florida.

No. 1,340 1.  Gerstein Justice Building Blog, aka Rumpole Blog. 2. Southern District of Florida Blog, which just celebrated it 12th birthday with over 3,000 posts.

Judge Richard Kopf: Still Crazy After All These Years

No. 1,314 I knew it couldn’t last. Judge Richard Kopf, a Senior United States District Judge in Nebraska, is blogging again. He shut down his long-time site,Hercules and the Umpire, a couple of years ago because court employees stated in a poll that they thought that the blog reflected poorly on the reputation of the […]

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.

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.

Four Years, 872 Posts

No. 872 Four years and 872 posts ago, I published the very first post on this blog — July 7, 2008. That’s enough time to graduate from college or serve out a one-term presidency. I have been reprinted, retweeted and quoted all over the world wide web. In the process,  I have made friends and, […]

The Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk Blogroll Rocks!

No. 862 I added the SCOTUS Blog to the blogroll today.  I should have done it a long time ago.  It covers the United States Supreme Court like a blanket.You can find the blogroll down — way down — the left hand column. Here’s a few other things going on that you might want to […]

Arbitrary And Capricious Blog Surfaces, Albeit Briefly

No. 833 Every once in a while, I check to see how I’m doing on the AVVO list of legal blogs.  Today PLBT is coming in at No. 228.  No. 227 is a Public Defender Blog which has been on hiatus since 2009.  However, there was one post in February 2012.  Very entertaining, even if […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 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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