• First, let’s kill all the lawyers.  A new report suggests that attorneys at Eckert Seamans should have stopped the incinerator deal that bankrupted our state capital.  [Patriot]
  • Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s staffers have been furloughed without pay pending her corruption trial, but she might get to keep earning her $195,309 salary while she’s suspended.  [Trib]
  • Pittsburgh’s job market is apparently improving faster than other cities’ job markets.   [Trib]
  • This might be good news for Pittsburgh lawyers because it keeps a big expensive case churning along in Pittsburgh: A federal judge denied Alcoa’s motion to dismiss the civil racketeering lawsuit against it.  [Post-Gazette]
  • This guy was maybe angling to be the most popular criminal defense lawyer in town when he smuggled marijuana to his client in an Allegheny County jail — for $150.  There have got to be easier ways to make $150! Like, I don’t know, billing someone for one hour of practicing law?  [ABA Journal]
  • Advice for young lawyers arguing before the Third Circuit.  [Legal Intelligencer]