Monthly Archives: April 2012

Free 1-Hour Briefing on Competitive Intelligence in the Law Firm (Part II)

PLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals.  This spring we are offering a two-part session on Competitive Intelligence.  Part 1 was held on April 25th at 1:00 pm and Part 2 will be on May 9th at 1:00 pm.

As librarians we know how to find information, but historically we have been asked to provide raw data rather than an analytical report with business projections and actionable conclusions.  The conclusion of this two-part program will help you:

  • Learn about the resources that are currently being used to perform competitive intelligence research
  • Obtain or hone the skills needed to become an effective CI Researcher or Analyst
  • Start a competitive intelligence project or program in your firm
  • Create an analytical report from start to finish

Please remember to register for this free briefing.  Even if you missed Part I, it’s not to late to register for Part II!

This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in competitive intelligence, was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY). This briefing is chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Gitelle Seer and Patricia Barbone.

What: What is CI?: An Introduction to Competitive Intelligence in the Law Firm Environment – Part II

When: May 9, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Speakers: Jennifer Alexander ~ Business Analysis Manager, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Margaret T. Hennessey ~ Business Intelligence Analyst, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New Book! Labor Management Law Answer Book 2011-2012

Increased enforcement of labor and employment laws puts a premium on the reliable guidance required to successfully anticipate and respond to compliance demands in a legally sound and enterprise-friendly manner

This “one-stop resource” allows you to easily access the vital insights you need to deal with a host of increasingly complex real-world labor management issues, including obligations under executive orders affecting labor relations of federal contractors; federal preemption of state regulation; reporting requirements of unions and employers; protected and unprotected activity; duty to bargain; unfair labor practice case procedures; and regulation of union dues and administration. Labor Management Law Answer Book 2011-12 incorporates planning opportunities and strategies affording you a truly actionable tool you can use to optimize proactive decision-making.

Updated annually, Labor Management Law Answer Book 2011-12 is a vital compliance tool for in-house and outside corporate attorneys and an important reference for corporate executives and managers.

To order the book, click here or email libraryrelations@pli.edu.

PLI Helps Explain the new JOBS Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law, bringing about significant changes to the regulation of capital formation in the United States.  In response, PLI arranged a dialog with senior staff from the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and private practitioners (audio only), which you can access here.  In addition, PLI will host a seminar on the JOBS Act on May 30.  Click here to find out more about it and sign up.

Expert Witness Answer Book Reviews

PLI’s Expert Witness Answer Book has been getting rave reviews!

The Expert Witness Marketing and News Blog writes, “While there are several good books available today that discuss expert witness marketing and the other facets of expert witnessing, it can be safely said that this is the first book that covers the various legal principles, procedures and practice tips involving the topic.”

Bullseye, a legal blog on expert topics, offers this advice: “If you’re searching for a resource that contains almost everything you wanted to know about the federal and state multi-jurisdictional expert witness world, look no further.”

Check out the full reivews here and here.

To order the book, click here or email libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Fun Friday – National Library Week

Happy National Library Week!  This week’s events included:

 

 

  • The release of the Top 10 List of Frequently Banned Books Here’s the list for 2011: 1) ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle; 2) The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa; 3) The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins; 4) My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler; 5) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; 6) Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; 7) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley; 8 ) What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones; 9) Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar; 10) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • National Library Workers Day (Tuesday, April 10)
  • National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday, April 11)
  • Support Teen Literature Day (Thursday, April 12)

Check out ALA’s page on all the ways to celebrate here.

How did you celebrate?

 

Introducing PLI Answer Books

Over the years many customers have come to us with a similar problem:  “How do I get clear, fast answers to practice questionswithout getting buried in details?”

In response, PLI has introduced the new Answer Book Series.

Written by members of major law firms who provide a complete understanding of the relevant practice issues that arise in the selected subject matter areas, each Answer Book provides a step-by-step explanation of the regulations and issues that the practitioner is likely to face.

Each title in the series uses an easily understood Q&A format so that the needed information can be found quickly. Practice pointers and checklists that assist in explaining everyday client questions are included in every title.

You can view the Answer Book Series online and get started on updating your library with books that cover all of today’s most pressing industry challenges.

The following titles are included in our collection:

  • Antitrust Law Answer Book
  • Business Liability Insurance Answer Book
  • Consumer Financial Services Answer Book
  • Corporate Compliance Answer Book
  • Expert Witness Answer Book
  • Financial Institutions Answer Book
  • Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book
  • Insurance Regulation Answer Book
  • Intellectual Property Law Answer Book
  • Labor Management Law Answer Book
  • Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book
  • Mortgage Finance Regulation Answer Book
  • Personal Bankruptcy Answer Book
  • Transfer Pricing Answer Book

Covering fourteen different practice areas, these step-by-step guides are vital to any skilled practitioner needing a comprehensive summary or to any attorney new to the particular practice area.

Purchase entire Answer Book Series and receive over 50% off!

To receive all 14 practical Q&A guides in the series for only $1,565, contact PLI’s Library Relations Teamat (877) 900-5291 or libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Fun Monday (the belated holiday version)

While many of us know that the arrival of Peeps in supermarkets signals spring, and we’re all aware that they’re a delicious sugary treat, most of us remain ignorant abut their research and study habits.  Here, the Staley Library at Millikin University delves deep into the library and research customs of Peeps, revealing quite a few surprises.

Free 1-Hour Briefing on Competitive Intelligence in the Law Firm

PLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals.  This spring we are offering a two-part session on Competitive Intelligence.  Part 1 will be held on April 25th at 1:00 pm and Part 2 will be on May 9th at 1:00 pm.

As librarians we know how to find information, but historically we have been asked to provide raw data rather than an analytical report with business projections and actionable conclusions.

•Learn about the resources that are currently being used to perform competitive intelligence research

•Obtain or hone the skills needed to become an effective CI Researcher or Analyst

•Start a competitive intelligence project or program in your firm

•Create an analytical report from start to finish

What: What is CI?: An Introduction to Competitive Intelligence in the Law Firm Environment – Part I

When: The original one-hour briefing took place on April 25, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Speakers: Jennifer Alexander ~ Business Analysis Manager, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Margaret T. Hennessey ~ Business Intelligence Analyst, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Please note this program has expired. If you are interested in current PLI Library Programs, please visit www.pli.edu/libraryaudiobriefings

Course Handbooks Published in March 2012

Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of  March 2012:

Corporate Law and Practice Series

Intellectual Property

Litigation & Administrative Practice Series

New York Practice Skills

Real Estate Law and Practice Series

Tax Law and Practice Series

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