Happy Birthday to BCPB

June 15, 2015 § 14 Comments

Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of this blog.

The birthday party was pretty wild, with cake, ice cream, punch, bubbly, clowns (always lurking around here), bouncy house, slip-n-slide, and a few sets by St. Paul & the Broken Bones. The crowd didn’t finally disperse until police broke it up around 2 am.

Not really. It was an ordinary dull (hot) Sunday around my house.

So, what is the sum of these past 5 years vis a vis this blog?

  • This is the 1,411th post. I wondered when I started this whether I would still have anything to say after a few months.
  • There have been 2,944 comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wanted from the start to generate some comments and helpful observations.
  • There are now 480 followers by email. That’s a lot, as far as I am concerned, and I think there are many other readers who don’t follow via email.
  • I hear from all areas of the state from lawyers, and even judges, who have used this as a resource.

The fundamental goal when I set out was to begin compiling material to which legal professionals could come to find answers to basic questions, practice tips, and ideas to improve representation of clients. I think I’ve been successful to a degree.

I’ve always saved major changes and new directions for anniversary dates, and this year will be no exception. On past anniversaries, I changed the name of the blog, changed its focus, and revamped its appearance.

I’ve also always used the anniversary as a re-commitment for another year.

So here’s what’s coming this time:

  • I’m going to follow the lead of the saner bloggers who went before me and relax my regimen of a post a day, M-F, a pace that can get somewhat hairy at times with all of one’s other demands. So you might see anywhere from one to five posts in a given week, and, occasionally, none. I encourage to you to “follow” the blog via email by clicking on the window and entering your email address on the computer version; that way, you’ll get notice via email when there is something to read.
  • All of the archived content will remain in place. Change in frequency of posts won’t affect that.

That’s all for now. I will continue into the foreseeable future. I hope this continues to be a useful resource.

§ 14 Responses to Happy Birthday to BCPB

  • David says:

    Judge, I don’t know how you do it or have done it for so long. Carried one of your blogs to court with me this morning, along with the cites, and your insights and help were invaluable. I save them all. Thank you.

  • David Owen says:

    Great to have this year! I am a silent reader, and this my first comment. Smart about not doing daily, and have always wondered how you kept that pace judging and all of that. Thanks

  • Judge Doleac says:

    Learned Chancellor Primeaux – Happy Birthday,

    Congratulations, and thanks for sharing……

    We are all the better and more focused at what

    we do because of what you do with the resource

    you call your BCPB!

    See you soon.

    Ron Doleac


    10th Chancery District

  • hale1090 says:

    This Blog is a modern day “Judge Griffith on Chancery Practice, ” Yet it is more than a reference in our library. It keeps us up to date and help me avoid pitfalls.


    Hale Freeland

  • Patrick Stubbs says:

    Your blog has been a very helpful tool to me in learning the not so black and white ways of chancery. Are there any circuit court blogs that you personally follow that you would recommend?

    • Larry says:

      Sorry, I don’t know of any such blog. Philip Thomas has an excellent blog on practice in general and developments in Mississippi law, and Jane’s Law Blog is a great resource for keeping up with appellate cases.

  • Robin White says:

    I think I can speak for the other 479 followers when I thank you for the time you put into the blog and I can assure you it is a valuable resource for the practicing attorneys in the state. Just this morning, I had an issue involving Rule 54(b) and I began my research by going to your recent post on that topic.

  • fsspringer says:

    Five years. Congratulations! Those stats are amazing.

    Thanks for all you have done and continue to do. The archives are such a valuable resource. Congratulations, again, Judge Primeaux, and thank you for helping us all become better Chancery practitioners.

  • Bob Wolford says:

    If you don’t mind, I’m editing one of your paragraphs to read as follows:

    “The fundamental goal when I set out was to begin compiling material to which legal professionals could come to find answers to basic questions, practice tips, and ideas to improve representation of clients. Based on the comments and feedback, this blog project has been a resounding success.”

    Well done, Your Honor. And thank you.

  • Virgil Gillespie says:


    Your blog is the first thing I read every morning. Thank you. I am only 74 and I hope you keep it up for at least 16 more years. Can you keep it up for at least that long?

    A devoted fan,

    Virgil G. Gillespie

    Gillespie Law Firm, PLLC 1901 24th Avenue (39501) P.O. Box 850 Gulfport, MS 39502-0850 Phone: (228) 864-4520 Fax: (866) 859-2530 vgg@gillespielawfirm.com

  • Edwin L. Bean, Jr. says:


    Great service to the attorneys in this state.

    Ed Bean

  • bill may says:

    Judge, until you advised me otherwise, i thought you were up at 6:00a.m. pounding out new blog material everyday…
    I agree with Dave…. coffee and your blog start the day for many of us. Thanks for writing and here’s to many years more to come.

  • dave pumford says:

    Thank you for taking the time. Like a daily cle with my morning coffee!

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