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Free Thinker.

Serious thinking requires one vital ingredient — the absence of distraction. You must have quiet. Thus, if you always turn on a radio or television to (I’ve been told) keep you company, you are depriving yourself of the opportunity to think. Instead of getting lost your own thoughts, your mind is filled up by someone else’s thoughts. There is nothing wrong with listening to others. What is wrong is abolishing any opportunity for quiet, reflective thought.

Think about it.

The Message Box is Back.

No. 784 We had to shut down the message box for a while for updating. It is now open for business.  If you want to send me a private message, look for it on the right sidebar. No one but me can read such a message. You can also make public comments at the end […]

Third Chair is the Place to Look to Find Everything You Always Wanted to Know (but Were Afraid to Ask) About Free/Cheap Continuing Legal Education.

No. 742 We lawyers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing legal education every year, including at least one hour of ethics.  Nobody thinks that lawyers should’t keep up to date, but for those of us who don’t have a law firm or employer picking up the tabs, the cost of fulfilling this requirement […]

China Law Blog Ranks No. 1 in AVVO Rankings. [Well, for a day.]

No. 741 UPDATE:  Above the law bounced back today ( October 26) and reassumed the top spot.  China Law Blog is second.  As I surmised, Above the Law wasn’t rated by Alexa.  This was the case with a significant number of other blogs, too. *******************************************************   China Law Blog has moved into the top slot […]

No, This is Not the Weather Channel Blog.

Looking over the list of recent posts, I noticed that there have been a few about the weather. Actually, I probably wrote more about the weather in July and August than I have during the entire three years and almost 700 posts on this blog. I have also written a fair number of posts about history and news events, none of which strictly qualifies as law.

PLBT, What Is It?

No. 688 Did we ever mention that a website called Acronym Geek published the three top meanings found on the internet for PLBT? Yup, they are, in order: – Pitttsburgh Legal Back Talk – Pin Loop Back Tester – Pusat Latiham Berprestasi Tinggi No kidding! No, I don’t have a clue either. CLT  

China Law Blog Is Gaining Readership.

No. 673 Check out China Law Blog.  Its been gaining readership for some time and is now No. 5 on the AVVO Law Blog list. It appears to be a must read for any lawyer with a client doing business in China.  The picture you will get from reading CLB is kind of scary.  Almost […]

Lawyerist Added to Blogroll

I find that I read the Lawyerist almost every day, so I put it in the blogroll so you can too. Most posts are about law practice management or legal marketing. They are full of ideas and always interesting.

The Cockle Bur Under Your Saddle Blanket.

Interesting Law Blog, The Cockle Bur, sponsored by Cockle Law Brief Printing Company, gives a short analysis of the 2010 Supreme Court session and a few predictions for 2011. AVVO No. 251.

Group Therapy

The discussions range from trivial to absurd to self-serving to intermittently informative. The most popular ones involve giving each other (or newbies, or wannabes) advice. “When do you run, not walk, from a client?” was a popular one. It ran for months and months beyond its shelf life expiration date, with at ll the same advice eventually being repeated in an endless loop.

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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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