On March 18 & 19, 2019, Dr. Marie Wood and Medical Laboratory Science juniors Meredith Lindsey and Catherine Jevit attended the Legislative Symposium held in nearby Washington, DC. The Legislative Symposium serves to brief the attendees on critical issues challenging laboratory services in the US as well as instruct participants on presentation techniques for effective conversations with their congressional representatives. This experience provides an excellent education in lobbying and professional advocacy.