Four Years and Counting
June 12, 2014 § 17 Comments
This blog was born on June 14, 2010. This coming Saturday will mark its fourth birthday.
The inspiration to do this came from an exasperated chancellor in an adjoining district who called to inquire whether I was having problems, as he was, with attorneys not complying with the amended adoption pleading requirements and jurisdictional residence periods. Those amendments had been in effect over two years, and lawyers were still expressing surprise that there had been any changes in the statutes. I had been dealing with the matter one lawyer at a time, with scant progress.
I cast about for a way to address a wider audience: CLE? Newsletter? What would work best? One morning, enjoying one of my usual blog-readings, it occurred to me that, if I could build up a readership, I could get the word out more effectively. A blog could do that. And if the scope were widened enough to include many of the things I have learned over 40 years of practicing law and judging, then it might just be worthwhile.
So I started Chancery12, with “News and helpful information about practice in the 12th Chancery Court District, Place 2.” Later, I broadened the scope further, simply focusing on “Better Chancery Practice” in our Mississippi courts.
The result is that I have heard from lawyers and judges across the state (and even in other states) who have found this useful and helpful. Nearly 300 of you receive updates via email. There are 400-600 visitors per day, M-F.
I enjoy hearing from everyone. I don’t always have time to address your comments, emails and even correspondence. I hope that does not offend anyone.
The blog comments are always a good source of thoughful (sometimes humorous) interchange of views. If you have stood on the sidelines reluctant to comment, I encourage you to jump in.
I reckon we’ll keep on going a while.