I recently returned from a speaking engagement at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s Annual Nursing Home Litigation Conference (now known as the American Association for Justice). Although I have attended many of these conferences of the years, I am continually impressed by the continued devotion of all of the hardworking attorneys who have chosen this specialty to protect our most vulnerable of citizens. Throughout the two days of seminars and interactions, the group continually talked about the unwavering goal of protecting the elderly and improving the quality of care for nursing home residents across the country. The devotion of this group, of which I am proud to say I am a member, never fails to inspire on this mission. In broad posts to follow, we will talk about a number of organizations that concerned citizens can join to serve as advocates for the elderly in long term care.