The opportunities afforded the author over this past year have shown him the wealth of talent, the knowledge and the passion International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) members throughout the world have for the Rule of Law. He's been continually amazed and gratified at the energy and enthusiasm shown by IADC members in every task they've undertaken to improve not only the IADC but the civil justice system. While IADC has tried to highlight some of those efforts in various publications, meetings and events, it is impossible to note every laudable action by IADC members. IADC members have indeed filled the Unforgiving Minute and strained with every sinew of their body to do more than what was asked of them. More importantly, the world and everyone in it are much the better for your efforts. Though you may not receive a thank you note, the world is also grateful for your contributions as Lawyers and Leaders in Today's World.