I recently returned from Austin, after attending a national nursing home conference for the American Association for Justice. While my talk involved the topic of more focused deposition taking, I must say that I was truly impressed by the effort and dedication of all of the other speakers. I am continually impressed by the level of dedication all of the attorneys I meet at these national conferences have toward protecting the elderly and infirm from abuse and neglect. One of the themes echoed through all of the talks was that of our common mission in improving the quality of care for nursing home residents all across the country.