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PLBT Guest Post on the AVVO Blog

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 24, 2008

Posted by Cliff Tuttle

AVVO is a web site that ranks lawyers based on experience, public recognition and ethics. Although many lawyers reacted negatively to being scored like a hotel or restaurant, most of them got over it. Part of the success of AVVO, as it expands toward the goal of rating lawyers in 50 States, has been its flexibility and innovation. It successfully turned its presentation to the legal profession from stick to carrot and is now perceived by lawyers who have claimed their AVVO page as a marketing tool.

The AVVO blog recently invited guest postings from its rated lawyers, so I wrote one as a means to help introduce Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk to a wider audience.

The guest post is about the lawyer’s need to include non-billable activities into a daily work plan. These are divided into four categories: Finance, Administration, Marketing and Education — F.A.M.E.

At the bottom of the post are links to my AVVO page and a contribution I made to the AVVO Guide concerning what to do when a mortgage foreclosure is imminent. On my AVVO page are links to questions I’ve answered for Avvo readers on a variety of topics.

You can read the Guest post by clicking here.


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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