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How to Come to Court Prepared.

No. 1,570 If you are representing yourself in court, here are a few tips about preparation.  Make copies of any documents you wish to present.  Make a copy for the opponent. one for the judge and one for yourself. Keep originals separate in your file. If you are before an arbitration panel, make one for […]

How to Cure Title When a Notice of Sheriff Sale was not Given to a Junior Lienholder.

When notice was omitted to a junior lien holder, the most common means to fix the title defect was to conduct a new sale. Most of the time, however, the junior holder had no interest in purchasing the property.

Becoming the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.

But, it is the subtitle that always strikes a chord in me,every time I see it: “How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.”

How to Subpoena a Witness in City Court

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can easily get a subpoena to compel attendance a City Court case by going to the window for the appropriate court (Traffic, Non-traffic, Housing) with the necessary information (Case name, number, caption, name and address of witness, date, time). The clerk will prepare it and you serve it. But be prepared to wait a bit.


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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