I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase.
After 1.57 million page views of the over 2,220 posts on the existing site, effective today EDTexweblog.com will have a new face. The address will stay the same, but the blog itself starts over on a new and upgraded platform. I encourage you to sign up on the new weblog, and see the new bells and whistles at work.
For some time now I have wanted to write a larger number of more in-depth posts on issues, and organize the information on the weblog in a way that it is more accessible and useful to subscribers. Accordingly, the new site will:
- Index posts by judge, division and topic
- Provide more detailed analysis of trials and verdicts, including copies of verdict forms
- Include documents, such as key cases, seminar papers, etc., with posts
- Provide more complete analysis of local developments
Access will remain free for emails with summaries of posts, as well as for government and public sector lawyers. If you have been receiving the weblog's posts via emails through Feedblitz, you will continue to receive them through our new site's email service.
For private sector lawyers and corporate subscribers full access will remain free of charge for two months for you to give the new expanded format a test drive, after which subscriptions to the full content, including the expanded analysis of cases and developments, will be available $99 for the first full year (through February 28, 2018). After that date subscriptions will increase to $299 per individual. If your firm or entity would like to arrange for an entity-wide subscription, email me, but otherwise subscriptions are on an individual basis only.
I have been cross-posting for several months now, so there will be overlap of recent posts, but anything before that will remain available on the former site at http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/ . I am not moving all the 2,200+ prior posts over, but I am not taking anything down.