June 14, 2010 § 2 Comments

So much in Chancery Court practice depends on the preferences and predilections of the judge.  Chancellors are vested with broad discretion.  Thus the old saw that, “A good lawyer knows the law; a great lawyer knows the judge.”  Translation = A good lawyer knows what the law provides; a great lawyer knows and plans for how the judge will apply it.

I hope that this blog will give you an insight into some of my preferences and predilections about practice in Chancery Court in the 12th District.  Every day I have the opportunity to discuss case management and procedure with attorneys.  This blog will be a means to make those kinds of communications available to all attorneys and others who have an interest in practice in the Chancery Court.  I will also share thoughts about appellate decisions and points of law, insights from the judge’s perspective about effective and ineffective trial practice, handling probate matters, and even humor and philosophy.

I hope for a dialogue with the lawyers.  All who are in good standing with the Mississippi Bar are welcome and encouraged to comment on and respond to posts.  All comments will be moderated, and only civil, relevant posts by lawyers will be approved.  There is no reward for posting your comments here, nor is there any punishment.  The decision whether to participate is up to you.  As we say in my church: “All may, none must, some should.” 

It is my goal for practitioners to find here always a source of useful, helpful information.  Enjoy.

§ 2 Responses to HEAR YE, HEAR YE …

  • Derk Parker says:

    Saw a note about your blog on Tom freelan’s blog.. Great job. see you at the conf in Oct? Regards, derek

    • I had to laugh, Derek. Your comment was treated by the host as “spam.” I thought, “Wow, the people at WordPress must know Derek!” Ha! Yep, I plan to be there in Oct. We’ll have to have a cool one together in memory of Reno.

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