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New Year's Resolutions

BABY.001/ALLISON/FINALWelcome back.  As you can see, although I took time off from blogging, I didn't take time off from working on the blog.  I finally got around to updating the software I use for doing this, since it's gone through four revisions since I started back in May of 2006.  It makes doing posts a good bit easier, and allows me to do some things I couldn't do before.  I've also spruced up the site a bit, to make it a bit more pleasing to the eye. 

In addition to the cosmetic changes, I'm going to be making some substantive ones.  One of the reasons I started this was to provide a resource for solo and small firm practitioners, and it's actually turned out to be a fairly decent one; I've found myself coming across legal issues and thinking, "Hey, I did a post about that."  One of the things I'm going to be working on over the next couple of months is making that information more easily accessible.  There's some additional stuff in the About section on how to do that, and I'll have more on that later on.

I'm going to start off the week with the Case Update, which is the post right below this.  We'll do the 8th District Roundup tomorrow.  Over the next few  weeks, I'll be doing a "Year in Review" post summarizing the evolution over the past year in some area of law.   Wednesday's posts will be one of those, with the focus on allied offenses. 

Enjoy the New Year.

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