Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 PLI Treatise Catalog

The 2012 PLI Treatise Catalog is now available.  View it online here.  If you would like a print copy mailed to you, please email us at libraryrelations@pli.edu.

  New additions to the catalog include:

– Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book 2011-2012
– Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation (4th Edition)
– The Securities Law of Public Finance (3rd Edition)
– Asset-Based Lending: A Practical Guide to Secured Financing (7th Edition)
– Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era (2nd Edition)

SOPA and PIPA

As many of you know, there are two bills under review in the House (Stop Online Piracy Act) and Senate (Protect Internet Property Act) that are currently being  discussed in the library world.

For your reference, here’s a link to an informative chart made by Corey Williams of the Washington ALA (American Library Association) Office.  Williams details the specifics of both SOPA and PIPA, as well as the OPEN (Online Protection of and Enforcement of Digital Trade) Act, which some view as a more viable and less stringent alternative to SOPA and PIPA.

http://www.districtdispatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/ALA_pipasopaopen_ref_guide.pdf

Williams, C. (January, 11, 2012). PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide [Figure]. Retrieved from: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/4574

December 2011 Treatise Updates

In December 2011, the following Treatises were updated:

  • Manning on Estate Planning Rel. #6
  • Financial Product Fundamentals Rel. #16
  • Evidence in Negligence Cases Rel. #13
  • IRS Practice & Procedure Deskbook Rel. #3
  • Estate Planning and Chapter 14 New 2nd Edition

Please write libraryrelations@pli.edu if you have any questions or would like to order a title.

November 2011 Treatise Updates

In November 2011 the following Treatises were updated:

  •  Equipment Leasing Rel. #3
  •  Hedge Fund Regulation Rel. #10
  • International Tax and Estate Planning Rel. #14
  •  Public Company Deskbook Rel. #4
  • Bankruptcy Deskbook Rel. #9
  • Terminating Derivative Transactions Rel. #3
  •  Patent Law Rel. #13
  •  How to Write a Patent Application Rel. #4
  •  Friedman on Leases Rel. #17
  •  How to Handle an Appeal Rel. #12
  • Product Liability Rel. #2
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law Rel. #4
  • Variable Annuities Rel. #9
  • Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting Rel. #6
  • Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law Rel. #26
  •  Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings New 2nd Edition
  •  Financial Institutions Answer Book 2011-12 (New Title)
  • Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds Regulation New 3rd Edition
  • Corporate Legal Departments New 4th Edition
  • Investment Adviser Regulation New 3rd Edition
  •  Broker-Dealer Regulation New 2nd Edition

Please write libraryrelations@pli.edu if you have any questions or would like to order a title.

Free NYSBA Mobile Ethics app

The New York State Bar Association just came out with an app that has a searchable database of ethics opinions from the NY State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics. It has more than 850 opinions on topics including various conflicts of interest, attorney advertising, standards for social media and social networking and more. This app is free and is available for iPhone,  Android , and Blackberry.  Opinions are keyed to the New York Rules of Model Conduct and are available for sharing via social networks or email.