The Starting Point
August 2, 2013 § 4 Comments
A pleasant young lawyer from far away in the exotic west of Mississippi dropped by my office last week on a probate matter. I signed her order and we visited briefly.
In the course of the conversation she complimented my work on this blog and said that she always finds something thought-provoking, even when she does not agree with my conclusions.
Ah. Mission accomplished.
As I have emphasized to anyone who will listen, this blog is not intended to be an authoratative reference work. It’s intended as a starting point. It’s a place where you may find a case or a concept that you might not have known about, and which will start you on your quest to put together the authority you might need to convince your sitting judge.
The posts here represent my best judgment about the law, but they are, above all, one judge’s opinion. You may disagree with my conclusions (and some commentors do). But if they provoke you to dig a little deeper, or to take what I have said and try to hammer it into a shape that will fit the predilections of your particular chancellor(s), then the blog is doing its job.
Welcome to the starting point.