The Affiliate Assistance Team (AAT) is charged with designing and implementing bar leadership programming at national and regional conferences, assisting with Affiliate site-visits, providing programming and onsite consultations for Affiliates, and maintaining a resource area on the ABA YLD website. Each year an Affiliates Director is appointed by the ABA YLD Chair to lead the AAT. This year the Affiliates Director is Sarah Theophilus. Sarah works as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Last year she was the AAT Vice Director and previously served as a team member. Recently, I had a chance to chat with Sarah about the upcoming year.