Monthly Archives: December 2011

November 2011 Course Handbook Update

Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of November 2011.

Corporate Law and Practice Series:

  • 44th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute
  • Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2011
  • Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2011

 Intellectual Property Series:

  • Outsourcing 2011
  • Patent Litigation
  • Tracking and Targeting Customers and Prospects Online and in Social Media 2011

Litigation & Administrative Practice Series:

  • Bet the Company Litigation 2011

Real Estate Law & Practice Series:

  • 13th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute
  • Negotiating Commercial Leases 2011

If you have any questions or would like to order a title, please contact the Library Relations Help Desk at or call 877-900-5291.

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment
(Free One-Hour Briefing)

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: Tools, Tips and the Inside Scoop for Associates

January 12, 2012,  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  (E.S.T.)

We’ve all read about how the current legal environment has changed, and its impact on young lawyers. Still, there are many good opportunities for talented lawyers in a variety of practice areas and locations. In this free One-Hour Briefing, Executive Search Consultant Stephen Nelson and Career Counselor Katie White will review the state of the market and the factors that attorneys need to consider in determining whether to change firms, and the proper approaches that they should take if they make such a decision.

Topics that will be discussed:

  • Good and not-so-good reasons for moving
  • When is the best time to move
  • What employers are looking for
  • Importance of the resume and other materials
  • How associates should get the process started
  • Importance of career planning, business development, and networking
  • Using recruiters—pro and con
  • Dos and don’ts in working with recruiters

To register by phone, call PLI’s Customer Relations Department at (800) 260-4754. Be sure to mention your Priority Code: WFZ0-8LBS2

How do law firms use social media?

The legal industry is slowly increasing its usage of social media platforms; about one-third of the ‘AmLaw 100’ law firms are on Twitter.

LexisNexis recently commissioned a report on the social media engagement of 110 law firms across the world. Here are some interesting highlights of the firms that were audited:

  • 35 firms have registered Twitter profiles, 24 are being used for broadcasting news;
    8 have yet to be used; and 3 are being predominantly used for interaction at the time of the audit
  • Of the 85 law firms that have registered on LinkedIn, 27 have created their own ‘LinkedIn Groups’
  • Only 12 use YouTube
  • Sydney and New York have the  highest numbers of legal bloggers

The breakdown by region: 

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Financial Institutions Answer Book (New Title)

Reflecting the many statutory and regulatory changes made since the beginning of the economic downturn, the newly published Financial Institutions Answer Book 2012 provides, in a handy Q&A format, a comprehensive overview of the complex federal requirements regulating financial institutions in the United States. Every aspect of a financial institution lifecycle is covered, from understanding the differences in regulation based on what type of charter is chosen, through ongoing capital and deposit activities requirements and major changes in corporate control, to the cessation of entity activity through merger, acquisition or entity failure.

Financial Institutions Answer Book 2012 covers the entire spectrum of financial institution regulation, including those regulating:

  • The creation of branch offices
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation
  • Deposit insurance requirements
  • Insider and affiliate transaction
  • Anti-money laundering and U.S. trade sanctions
  • Examination and audit
  • Privacy and data security

To order the book, click here or contact