The Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Surprise? – There’s a Backlog in Social Security Disability Cases

Published on: January 3, 2009

As if it were “new” or “news,” an Associated Press report in the January 2, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer discussed the “huge backlog of [Social Security disability] cases.”  Unfortunately, this isn’t news, it’s “olds.” For years, the Social Security system has been plagued with delays, and the backlog ebbs and flows with the economy and with […]

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Last Minute Surge in Appellate Decisions Unlikely

Published on: December 28, 2008

As the end of 2008 approaches, I harken back to prior years, when Justices were leaving the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (generally as the result of mandatory retirement). In each of those years, the Court would issue a flurry of decisions, presumably so that the departing Justice’s vote would “count.” Oddly, many of these December 31st […]

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Where Is the Legal Profession Heading?

Published on: December 25, 2008

As 2008 comes to a close, I have mixed thoughts about the state of the profession. In many ways, practicing law has become a greater challenge — with issues of civility and professionalism making the difference. When I began practicing, lawyers were still under the illusion that law was a profession, not a business. Clearly, […]

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Greetings from Dan Siegel – Please Join in the Blog

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Law Blog, a service of the Havertown Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel. The Pennsylvania Law Blog is designed to spur debate about issues confronting Pennsylvania legal practitioners, including case law, trends in the law, new or revised rules, ethics and professionalism. Please feel free to join in the discussion (no […]

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