Alison G. Love, the Director, Education and Meeting Services for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”) has retired after many years of service to VTLA. My long time friend, whom I could count on at Conventions, Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) programs and whenever I would visit the VTLA headquarters in Richmond, was always quick with a smile; my “marching order” when I was to be a speaker, panelist or presenter; and a kind word for everyone. Even though she dealt daily with trial lawyers, many of whom are egotistical professional complainers, she never lost her cool. And the best lawyers in Virginia all knew her, respected her and enjoyed her company. I will miss her very much, as her tenure was one of expert organization and excellent attendance.