Monthly Archives: September 2014

Now you can access PLI Discover PLUS with a Search Widget

The library team at PLI is happy to announce the addition of the Discover PLUS search box. This search widget can be embedded into any page you choose whether it’s your library’s intranet page or standard webpage. It’s our mission to deliver you the most up-to-date valuable information in the most efficient way possible. This new search box will allow your organization and patrons a direct line to over 4,000 segments of legal research. This simple and easy search box allows you to enter a search query without having to open a new window with our designated web address.

Interested in adding this to your webpage? Write us at and we’ll send you the code.
Or you can test drive the search from our blog.

PLI Treatises Updated in August 2014

In August 2014, PLI updated the following Treatises:

Also in August 2014, PLI published the following new Treatise title:

If you are on standing order for any of these titles, the releases have already been shipped.  If you would like to place an order, please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

Free One-Hour Briefing on Transitioning to an In-House Counsel Role

September 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

The role of the in-house lawyer has long since evolved away from the notion that it is simply cheaper to employ attorneys than use outside services. Increasingly employers are realizing that their legal staff can and should contribute unique value that cannot be matched by outside counsel. Yet, in many cases, this goal remains illusory because the conceptual understanding of the in-house role is not clearly articulated by either employer or attorney. This One-Hour Briefing will offer ideas as to how to address this challenge. It is specifically designed for attorneys who are thinking about moving to an in-house role or have recently done so.

Please join James D. Dinnage (formerly in-house at DuPont and Conoco) and Laurence S. Rickles (formerly trademark counsel at Johnson and Johnson), now both with the law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC , together with David C. Shelton, Associate General Counsel and Mary Jo Anderson, benefits attorney, both at DuPont, Charles “Chic” Krukiel of the law firm of Dunlap Codding P.C. (formerly Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Invista S. a r.l.) and Luke Mette, Head of Global Litigation at AstraZeneca Inc. as they:

  • offer ideas on how to think about the in-house role in the world of 2014;
  • identify the opportunities inherent in the in-house role that enable the attorney to bring value to the enterprise;
  • discuss the skills that need to be developed to be successful; and
  • explore ways for appraising the attorney’s contribution based on the value proposition.

Register now and don’t miss this important free briefing!

Free One-Hour Briefing on Basics of the Federal Election Campaign Act 2014

September 4, 2014, 1:oop.m. – 2:00p.m. (E.D.T.)

In just one hour, this briefing will provide you with a summary of federal candidate and PAC campaign law, as regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act and administered by the Federal Election Commission’s Regulations and Disclosure Rules.

Please join Jan Witold Baran of Wiley Rein LLP, Kenneth A. Gross of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Chip Nielsen of Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP for a discussion addressing:

  • Contribution definitions, limits, and prohibitions
  • Contributions and expenditures after the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases
  • Disclosure and political action committees
  • Tax laws for political organizations and 501(c)(4)s
  • Resource materials provided by the FEC and other experts

This One-Hour Briefing is offered as a primer for the two-day program Corporate Political Activities 2014: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws on September 11-12, 2014 at The Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., and is presented by the program co-chairs. Register for the live two-day program and receive complimentary access to this preparatory briefing.

Register now and don’t miss this important free briefing!

PLI Discover PLUS Featured on UNC’s Carolina Blawg!

The Carolina Blawg once again made their patrons aware of the Katherine Everett Law Library’s subscription to PLI Discover PLUS!  As posted “PLI Discover Plus is a good place for students in transition-to-practice courses to find forms for agreements and pleadings. In addition, there are complete transcripts of PLI seminars and the full texts of hundreds of PLI course books and treatises.”

UNC blog

Do you subscribe to PLI Discover PLUS? If so, a blog post or library page is a great way to spread the word to your patrons. Contact the PLI Library Help Desk for images and information you can add to your blogs, intranet, subject guides, practice area pages, listservs, or any other way you’re reaching your patrons!