The Trial Lawyer Winter 2018 - Page 10

FROMTHEPRESIDENT Mark Lanier • President The Lanier Law Firm, Houston, Texas Hello fellow lawyers! As my one-year term comes to an end, I wanted to take advantage of this final column to thank the many who have made this year special in so many ways. The staff and lawyers at the National Trial Lawyers are each amazing and it has been a privilege to work with each one over these 12 months. They work hard with diligence, professionalism, and always a smile. The amazing lawyers who attend the NTL functions make the organization what it is. Whether through presentations, attendance, networking, skill- building, insight-sharing, or many other ways, these lawyers have made our profession a better profession. And finally to those who are practicing law, using the tools provided by this organization and others, 8 x The Trial Lawyer thank you for making our country a safer and better country, and for helping to change the world, one case of justice at a time. It is an honor to be a lawyer. We practice an exciting and important profession. It is a special honor to have served this year as the NTL president. I am eager to see each of you come January in South Beach! With great appreciation, Mark — NTL MEMBERSHIP NEWS & NOTES —