We recently made an enhancement to PLI Discover PLUS, which makes it even easier to filter by publication year. Instead of just filtering by individual years, you can now filter by decades. This enhancement recently debuted to accommodate our growing archival collection as we continue to add content back as early as 1980.
Now you can filter results using a 10 year date range on the search results page.
For example, if I want to learn more about how mortgage-backed securities were used in financing from 2000 – 2009, I can do a search for “mortgage-backed securit!” /s financ! and then use the date filters on the search results page to select 2000 – 2009:
If you have any questions about this enhancement, or you’d like to schedule a quick training session to review, please contact PLI Discover PLUS Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.
We add content to PLI Discover PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly updated our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.
A Starter Guide to Doing Business in the United States is a new “must read” for non-U.S. businesses, foreign attorneys, law firm associates and new entrepreneurs. Edited by Woon-Wah Siu (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) the Starter Guide covers the main legal and regulatory issues to be considered before entering the U.S. market, including:
Choice of a business entity—describing the requirements for a corporation, LLC, partnership, and sole proprietorship
Federal securities law—discusses the major statutes, provisions and regulations controlling the creation and exchange of business interests; the chapter includes what is required to qualify as a Foreign Private Issuer
Buying a company: the M&A process—highlighting each step of the process and the differences between buying a U.S. company and a non-U.S. company
Employment considerations—providing general guidance on the issues and statutes that arise when hiring employees in the U.S.
Equity incentives for U.S. employees—comparing the permissible types of equity incentives and the related, relevant tax and accounting treatment of such incentives
Immigration law—describing the requirements for the various types of employment-related visas and other business-related provisions
U.S. international trade law—exploring, in the book’s most extensive chapter, the many major statutes and international agreements that regulate importing into, exporting out of, or investing in the United States
Protecting intellectual property—describing the kinds of protections in the U.S. and how to derive maximum value from your IP through licensing, and how to assert or defend your IP in litigation
Environmental law—describing the requirements mandated by major federal and state statutes and regulations, as well as providing suggestions on successful compliance strategies
Taxation—describing the many kinds of taxes affecting trade and business, and focusing on the distinctions between how U.S. persons versus non-U.S. persons, as well as U.S. source versus non-U.S. source income, are treated
Litigation before courts and agencies, mediation and arbitration—providing a general discussion of the structure of the court systems in the United States as applied to civil cases, the terminology and procedure generally used in U.S. courts, enforcement of court judgments, and specialized tribunals, arbitration and mediation.
The Starter Guide also includes concepts in U.S. commercial real estate transactions, regulation of the energy sector, products liability law, and business insurance. This new guide also provides useful charts, tables, best practices and highlighted tips.
Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its fifth Librarian Advisory Breakfast at
the AALL 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference in Chicago.
In an effort to pay homage to this year’s host city, known for its deep dish pizza, pierogies, and jibaritos, we will be raffling off a $150 gift certificate to Open Table. Bring the experts to your table with Discover PLUS,
PLI’s online research database!
During the breakfast, we’ll take a deep (dish) dive into Discover PLUS.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
7:30 – 8:30 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago
The PLI Legal Information Services team is pleased to be in Atlanta for the 26th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing. Come by to say hello and learn about how our online research database, PLI Discover PLUS, can help you learn dangerously!
PLI Answer Books are written in an easy to read, q&a format. And they’re filled with checklists and practice pointers, making them useful resources for seasoned practitioners and newer attorneys alike. Watch this short video tutorial to learn how to access our more than 80 Answer Books on PLI Discover PLUS:
Be sure to check out the rest of our videos on the PLI Librarian YouTube channel. We will continue to add instructional videos to this channel, so stay tuned for more! And if you have any suggestions on search tips videos you would like to see, please contact the PLI Library Help Desk .
Have you heard about PLI’s one-hour briefings? During these “bite-sized” programs, top legal practitioners explore topics ripped straight from the headlines. Many of our one-hour briefings have been transcribed and are available on Discover PLUS!
Check out the transcripts of some of our most recent briefings, available on Discover PLUS today: