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From the Junk Mail Bin: Don’t Deal With Those Other Scammers . . .

No. 1,553 I found the following classic in the junk mail. Attn:Beneficiary, I am Mrs. Anna Joy, I am a US citizen, 48 years Old. I reside here in New Braunfels Texas. My residential address is as follows.108 Crockett Court.Apt 303, New Braunfels Texas, United States, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich. […]

Texting Your Lawyer and/or Potential Litigants

No. 1,515 I used to tell clients never to text me, except in an emergency or to say something like “call me.” I gave up on that advice because I learned that texting was the best way (sometimes the only way) to get their immediate attention.  Some people ignore incoming calls and emails, at least […]

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?

No. 1,510 I’ve written about this before.  It never ceases to amaze me that I receive so many emails like this one. Some days I get two or three of them.  Is it even a crime?  If so, is anyone ever apprehended and punished for doing it?  And who clicks the links?  90 year old […]

“It Was a Cold Bright Day in April and the Clocks Were Striking Thirteen.”

No. 1,463 The first words of Orwell’s great masterpiece, “1984”. It could have been a day like today, also cold, bright and in April. I’ve often thought that this book played a decisive role in shaping post-WWII Western society.  We didn’t want to live in that World and we didn’t want to be Winston Smith. […]

Life and work in the iworld, its a Double-brainer.

No. 1,455   Distractions coming from many directions are keeping us from concentrating while we work.  We give immediate attention to email. It takes too much will power to ignore an incoming  cell phone call.  After all, it might actually be more important (or interesting) than the task before you. Back in the old days, […]

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.

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.


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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