Thanks to blogger Bill Tyroler’s Westlaw-like brain, incisive analysis, entertaining writing, and warp-speed posting, On Point is now celebrating 100,000 hits. Not too shabby for a blog devoted to improving indigent defense in Wisconsin. Cheers to the many faithful readers who have made On Point a “hit” !
Winston Churchill once observed that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Our justice system may not be — and in many cases is not — perfect, but it is the best on the planet. It can only be as good, however, as those who work in it, and, in my view, defense lawyers are the bulwark of all our efforts to keep us a free people. But lawyers, judges, physicians, auto mechanics, indeed, persons pursuing any endeavor, are only as good as their skills. I know of no finer and easier way for all of us in the criminal justice system to keep our skills honed than “On Point,” which would not be what it is without the tireless and skilled work of Bill Tyroler. So, on this the most recent of what I hope will be many milestones, a shout out and special kudos to Bill.
Congratulations, Bill! This website is such a wonderful resource–I’m delighted to hear so many others are also learning from your work and enjoying your writing. Keep it up for another 100k and beyond!
An ancient proverb says that a journey of 100,000 website hits begins with a single case digest. Congratulations to Bill, Colleen, and all other leaders of On Point!
Bill Tyroler needs a hobby. Wait, he has one. Or maybe it’s a calling. Either way, I look forward to his analysis of the day’s cases.
AAG and Director, Criminal Appeals Unit, WI DOJ
Thanks, Bill! Your colleagues are very grateful for your help!
Appellate rocks. Bill rules. Nuff said.
GO Bill GO!!
Three comments about why we should read whatever Bill Tyroler writes:
First, although it is generally true that “[a]ll artists in all fields despise all critics all the time” (Adam Gopnik), what would we do without them? The better ones help us find what we could never find on our own, and the best ones, like Bill, make the artists work harder, and art is better for it.
Second, the daily issue of the higher courts can be a treasure trove of insight and innovation and opportunity. But treasure hunting requires a seasoned hunter, who knows where to look and knows what’s distinctive and what’s dross. Bill is the Mel Fisher of legal bloggers.
Third, writing is a successful lawyer’s most important skill. The key to strengthening that skill is to read strong writing. No multivitamin compares to a hundred words of Bill Tyroler first thing every morning.
I want to thank Bill Tyroler for his tireless efforts to inform and entertain all of our blog visitors, and Colleen Ball for her tech support. Please tell a friend to subscribe to On Point!
Thanks to Bill & Colleen for developing On Point into an essential resource!
Nice work, Bill and Colleen!!!
This blog is a staple to my practice. I’ve got an RSS feed bookmark to it that I follow daily. I owe many thanks to Bill Tyroler for his case summaries, and am happy to hear of this blog’s success. Congrats on 100k hits, and cheers to thousands more.