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Don’t Be Bitter, Young Lawyer.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 28, 2010

No. 548

Dear colleague:

Sometime when I wasn’t looking, a blog called Bitter Lawyer made it to the No. 2 spot on the AVVO Blogs — moving ahead of that blonde law professor from Wisconsin, Althouse.  It was inevitable. Althouse has been gravitating to shorter and shorter posts for years, until she will eventually have nothing but one word to say.  And Bitter Lawyer can be rather entertaining . . . for a while.  Consider the classic video, broadcast under the “Living the Dream” label, currently on display: “Typo.” [No you are not going to look at it until I am done here.]

“Typo” may strike a chord with you, like it did with me.  But it is a sad, yes bitter one.  It subjects the classic law firm culture that has grown increasingly ugly  during the last 20 years or so to devastating ridicule.

Okay, spend a few wasted hours with Bitter Lawyer.  Watch all of the episodes of “Living the Dream” if you can handle the pain.  But don’t go back there too often.  You won’t learn anything that you don’t already know. And, eventually, it will make you bitter too.

So, get out of here! Go watch “Typo.”


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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