AAJ will have their annual conference in Chicago July 28-31 of this year. AAJ is the national organization that supports and educates Plaintiff's lawyers. We are very excited to be exhibiting this year. Since the conference is in Chicago (as is our SmithBucklin HQ) we are able to exhibit at a decreased cost. Our goal is to exhibit and further the education of attorneys to our field of expertise. At these national conferences we also try to meet with key leaders and arrange contacts that might lead to further exposure for our organization. This has been very successful in the past few years with DRI (national defense organization) and TAANA (national nurse attorney organization). I will be attending AAJ and be present in the booth on a daily basis. You may ask how do we decide where we are going and how much we spend for each endeavor? In the past under Marianne Hallas's leadership and now with Julie Dickinson in the role as treasurer we examine our yearly budget and the finance committee determines the amount available to us for exhibiting. Then we look at other factors such as location, dates, cost to fly, booth costs, hotel costs etc. When we have the ability to have HQ in the same city as the conference that definitely saves us money for travel, lodging and shipping our booth and products. We also look at new avenues to explore for business development. The SB staff and I will be showcasing AALNC and our products and services. We hope if any of you will be attending to please stop by Booth # 1009 and introduce yourself. Thank you for the continued opportunity to represent our organization.