Library Ledger, May 2016, Volume 4, Issue 2

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Our latest edition of the Library Ledger is now available on the blog! Read up on PLI Discover PLUS news with this most current edition, which explores how you can use Discover PLUS in your internal training program and highlights the new format for our monthly Discover PLUS alerts.  It also features a letter from PLI’s Library Relations Manager, Katie Hut. Read all of our newsletters on the Library Ledger page.

What’s New on Discover PLUS for May

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We add content to PLI Discover PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly updated our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in May.

Discover PLUS Forms Video Tutorial

Did you know that there are over 3,000 downloadable and editable legal forms on PLI Discover PLUS? Here’s a quick video tutorial that reviews in the ins and outs of our forms.

Be sure to check out the rest of our videos on the PLI Librarian YouTube channel. We will continue to add instructional videos to this channel, so stay tuned for more! And if you have any suggestions on search tips videos you would like to see, please contact the PLI Library Help Desk .

PLI Will Be Exhibiting at the 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

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Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be exhibiting at the 109th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference… please stop by and say hello!

This year’s conference will take place from July 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. We look forward to connecting with law librarians from across the country and communicating the latest Discover PLUS news.

This year we are excited to highlight our Discover PLUS app! Yes, you heard right—PLI created a mobile app that not only mirrors the desktop version of our award-winning online research database, but also simplifies the existing navigation and allows you to download content to access while you’re offline.  With the app, you can access your account from your iPhone® and iPad® and have the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques practiced by the industry’s leading law firms, corporations and government agencies at your fingertips. It’s like fitting an entire library in your pocket!

Stop by our booth #225 to get a quick demo and to enter a drawing to win a $1000 Orbitz giveaway gift card!

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

New Treatise! FDA Deskbook: A Compliance and Enforcement Guide

FDA DeskbookFDA Deskbook: A Compliance and Enforcement Guide provides a comprehensive description of the complexities of compliance under The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDC Act) and practical suggestions on how FDA-regulated entities can avoid being the subject of an enforcement action by the federal government.  This new title fully explains the legal framework created by the FDC Act and subsequent statutes, regulations, guidance and policies governing the food and drug industry.

Written by attorneys at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., the largest dedicated food and drug law firm in the U.S., the FDA Deskbook incorporates more than a century of cumulative experience from positions at FDA, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and regulated industry.  The result is this essential guidebook, which aims to assist industry stakeholders by providing a wide-ranging review of compliance and enforcement under the FDC Act and related laws.

The FDA Deskbook first details the ins-and-outs of FDA’s administrative actions (such as warning letters, import alerts, and recalls) and civil and criminal enforcement authorities.  The FDA Deskbook then walks the reader through individual chapters highlighting specific issues affecting the cross-section of FDA regulation:

  • drugs, including OTC, prescription, and compounded drugs, and controlled substances
  • medical devices, including in vitro diagnostic devices
  • food and dietary supplements
  • tobacco
  • animal products
  • cosmetics

Importantly, the FDA Deskbook contains chapters focused on today’s hot button issues, such as advertising and promotion, fraud and abuse, and good manufacturing practices.  The FDA Deskbook proposes best practice tips, including how to deal with FDA inspections, alternatives to conducting internal investigations, and potential defense strategies for use in enforcement proceedings.

The FDA Deskbook provides a thorough discussion of the current landscape necessary for FDA-regulated entities to achieve compliance and avoid enforcement action.

This essential new title is available on PLI Discover PLUS, our online research database. If you’d like to order a print copy, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

Special Report: FinCEN’s Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Rule

On April 4, 2016, FinCEN announced a proposal to amend the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) definition of broker-dealers to include “funding portals,” that is, online crowdfunding platforms involved in offering or selling securities.

The rule is not yet final; the comment period is open until June 3, 2016. If adopted, however, funding portals would be required to comply with the full array of BSA requirements applicable to broker-dealers, including implementing and maintaining effective anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing (“AML/CFT”) controls, developing and implementing an effective AML/CFT compliance program, maintaining certain customer and transaction records, and reporting suspicious transactions to the government.

Nicole S. Healy (Ropers Majeski Kohn and Bentley), author of PLI’s Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook provides a summary of the proposed new rule and its potential impact on funding portals. Download the report here or find it in the table of contents for Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook.

 

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Discover PLUS Research Topic Video – The Aereo Case and Public Performance Rights

With more than 60,000 secondary source legal documents, PLI Discover PLUS is a great place to begin research or to support a more in-depth research project. Our publications, form templates, and program transcripts provide users with authoritative background information, as well as insights into the positions of leading practitioners from law firms, corporations, government, and academia.

Scenario: After the Supreme Court’s recent decision against Aereo, an online streaming service,a researcher would like know how this may effect future public performance rights cases. Since this topic is currently evolving, the researcher chooses to search across PLI transcripts.

Search: Aereo /10 “public perform!”

Click below to watch the full Research Topic Guide video on the Aereo case. 

What’s New on PLI Discover PLUS for April

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We add content to PLI Discover PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly updated our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in April.

Last Day – National Library Week Book Sale!

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In celebration of National Library Week, Practising Law Institute is offering a 20% discount on all Treatises and Answer Books from April 10 – 16. Today is the last day of our sale!

Prefer to do your research digitally?  We encourage you to access our publications online through a subscription to PLI’s research database, Discover PLUS.   Discover PLUS gives you access to our Course Handbooks, Treatises and Answer Books, in addition to over 3,000 downloadable forms and close to 1,000 program transcripts.