Monthly Archives: October 2012

New York City Librarian Advisory Lunch Postponed

Due to Super Storm Sandy and the resulting damage and disruption of public transportation, our New York City Librarian Advisory Lunch, scheduled for Thursday, November 1st, will be postponed until further notice.  We’ll let you know the new date as soon as possible! Thanks for understanding and we hope all of our customers are safe and sound.

October 21 Marks the Beginning of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

In recognition of this, PLI is offering two free pro bono one-hour briefings next week:

October 23, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (E.D.T.) – Making the Most of California’s New Homeowner Bill of Rights (FREE Audio-only)

On July 11, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law key provisions of Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Homeowner Bill of Rights.  This landmark legislation is designed to protect California homeowners from losing their homes to foreclosure if an alternative resolution is possible.  The new law includes restrictions on dual-tracking (initiating foreclosure against a borrower who has a loan modification application under review), requirements for improved communications by mortgage servicers and, importantly, a private right of action to enforce compliance.  The law goes into effect on January 1, 2013, and advocates for homeowners will need to get up to speed on it by then in order to represent their clients effectively both in and out of court. This One-Hour Briefing will guide you through the relevant provisions of the legislation and also point out some of the law’s limitations so you can effectively advise and represent your clients.

Maeve Elise Brown and Lisa Sitkin, foreclosure prevention attorneys at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates who have been closely involved in advocating for this legislation for the past three years, will discuss the important provisions of the Homeowner Bill of Rights and offer tips on how to make sure your clients get the full benefit of the law’s protections.

To register, click here.

October 24, 2o12, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (E.D.T) – Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings: Learn How to Help (Free Audio-only)
The number of unaccompanied children placed in U.S. custody in Fiscal Year 2012 has reached an historic high: over 14,000 children, more than double the number last year.  Many of these children, who range from toddlers to teenagers, are fleeing abuse, abandonment, and persecution in their home countries, or are victims of human trafficking or other crimes.  They are placed in immigration removal proceedings and are not provided an attorney, regardless of their age.  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a national nonprofit organization working hard to match these children with caring pro bono attorneys who will ensure that they do not face an immigration judge alone.

Please join Laurie Carafone, Pro Bono Coordinator at the Boston office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Douglas C. Doskocil, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and KIND pro bono attorney, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings, and learn how you, too, can help.

To register, click here.

2012 PLUS Tour Update

Atlanta and LA down, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, DC and New York to go!  Discover PLUS keeps rolling on…

Here’s information for the upcoming Librarian Advisory Luncheons:

San Francisco, CA–Friday, October 12, 2012

Location:             The Palace Hotel (Pacific Heights Room); 2 New Montgomery Street; San Francisco, CA 94105

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 5th, 2012


Chicago, IL–Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Location:             The Westin Chicago River North; 320 North Dearborn Street; Chicago, IL  60654

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:        October 11, 2012


Houston, TX–Thursday, October 18, 2012

Location:             Hyatt Regency Houston; 1200 Louisiana Street; Houston, TX 77002

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 12, 2012


Philadelphia, PA–Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Location:             The Westin Philadelphia; 99 South 17th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         TBA


Washington, DC–Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Location:             Hotel Monaco; 700 F Street, NW; Washington, DC 20004

Time:                    12:30 PM

RSVP Date:         October 19, 2012


New York, NY–Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Location:             Sheraton New York Hotel; 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

RSVP Date:         October 26, 2012


Don’t see your city on this list? Email us and let us know where you want PLUS to stop next!


PLI Course Handbooks Published in September 2012

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

Commercial Law and Practice

Corporate Law and Practice

Intellectual Property

Litigation and Administrative Practice

Real Estate Law and Practice

Tax Law and Estate Planning

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

New Title! Intellectual Property Law Answer Book 2013

PLI recently published Intellectual Property Law Answer Book 2013.  Written in a convenient Q&A format, this highly practical resource is an easy-to-use guide to copyright, trademark, and patent law. Underscoring its highly accessible approach, Intellectual Property Law Answer Book 2013 tackles IP from the ground up, including such key aspects as definitions and IP basics, critical statutes, case law and research tips, formalities and registration, infringement, and practical aspects of litigation.

If you have any questions or would like to order a copy of this title, please contact PLI’s Library Relations Department (877-900-5291;

September 2012 Treatise Updates

In September 2012, the following PLI treatises were updated:

If you are on standing order for any of the above titles, these releases have already been shipped. If you would like to place an order, please email

It’s National Banned Books Week

Today marks the second to last day of the 30th annual Banned Books Week.  Each year, ALA celebrates Banned Book Week  in an effort to emphasize the importance of unfettered access to information by drawing our attention to the negative cultural impact that censorship can have.

Want to learn more? Check out ALA’s Frequently Challenged Books webpage and see which books–contemporary titles as well as beloved classics–have been banned over the years.  Over at the PLI Librarian, some of our favorite banned books include Catcher in the Rye, The Sun Also Rises, and Go Ask Alice (which we were extremely disappointed to find out was fabricated…and yes, we only found this out somewhat recently. Do not judge).

What’s your favorite banned book?