• Accessing the PLI Course Handbook Archive on Discover PLUS

    Date: 2015.06.09 | Category: Course Handbooks, PLI Discover PLUS | Response: 0

    Currently, the PLI Discover PLUS archive dates back to 2004 with more archived titles being added every week.  Watch this video to learn how to access this treasure trove of content on Discover PLUS.



    We will continue to add instructional videos to this channel, so stay tuned for more! Also, if you have any suggestions for future search tips videos, please contact the PLI Library Help Desk.

  • PLI Free Fridays

    Date: 2015.06.05 | Category: Fun Fridays, PLI, Programs (free) | Response: 0

    Each Friday, PLI offers everyone one week of free access to one web segment or One-Hour Audio Briefing from its catalog of more than 3,500 hours of on-demand offerings. These Free Friday segments are good for one full hour of CLE credit, and can be passed along to clients, colleagues, or anyone in need of training.

    Free Fridays are brought to you by the PLI SmartBrief, a free daily e-newsletter that delivers all of the legal news you need (plus Free Fridays!) right to your desktop. Editors handpick key articles from hundreds of publications specifically with practicing attorneys in mind, summarizing the content and linking back to the original sources.  Go here to sign up for PLI SmartBrief.

    This Friday, PLI is offering a segment from the 17th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum.  The segment, Current Developments, will provide an overview of the significant changes to tax law, recent legislation, case law, regulations and rulings over the past year and the impacts they have on your clients.

    To view our Free Friday program, you will need to create a PLI account, if you don’t already have one.  Programs will remain free only for one week; be sure to add to your library during this period. Click here and follow the on-screen instructions.

    As a reminder, PLI Privileged Members have access to all of PLI’s live programs, Webcasts, and on-demand programs.  


  • PLI Librarian Advisory Breakfast at AALL 2015

    Date: 2015.06.03 | Category: AALL, Just for librarians, PLI, PLI Discover PLUS | Response: 0

    PLI Librarian Breakfast

    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a Librarian Advisory Breakfast at the AALL 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia.

    At PLI, we recognize that past practices greatly affect future dealings and decisions, and we’re working hard to upload our vast archived content to PLI Discover PLUS, our eBook library containing our authoritative Treatises, Answer Books, Course Handbooks, Program Transcripts, and Legal Forms. Since PLI has been publishing authoritative secondary sources on legal matters since 1933, we are in a unique position to be able to provide our subscribers with a treasure trove of expert opinions. By the end of 2014, we had released over ten years of Course Handbook content going back to 2004, and we are continuing to provide subscribers with more archived titles every week.

    During a breakfast discussion on Discover PLUS historical content, we will offer a participant the chance to explore their very own history: attendees will be placed in a drawing for a chance to WIN a FREE World Explorer Ancestry.com package
    ($224 value).

    We will also demonstrate the exciting future enhancements that are currently planned for Discover PLUS.

    7:30 – 8:30 AM
    Philadelphia Marriott

    Please RSVP to libraryrelations@pli.edu, and we’ll include location details in
    your confirmation.

    We hope to see you in Philadelphia!


  • If there’s a vessel involved, you need Maritime Law Answer Book 2015.

    Date: 2015.06.02 | Category: Answer Book, PLI Discover PLUS, PLI Publications | Response: 0

    Titles_6728_Maritime-Law-Answer-Book-15_NWedit_20150519154344Ninety percent of the world’s goods are carried in ships, with maritime commerce affecting nearly every product bought or sold in the United States.

    With the modernization of the shipping industry, as well as traditional bank finance, shipping companies have gained access to the public markets in the United States, and many are now publicly held here. Add to this the global economic crisis and downturn in shipping markets, and both publicly and privately held shipping companies have sought protection from creditors under the Bankruptcy Act. It is therefore not unusual for lawyers of all types to have exposure to maritime law concepts.

    If there’s a vessel involved, you need Maritime Law Answer Book 2015.

    Written in a Q&A format, this volume includes step-by-step discussions of many of the unique and often confusing aspects of maritime law, including:

    • The maritime arrest of vessels
    • The exercise of pre-judgment attachment in maritime matters
    • The handling of maritime limitation of liability proceedings
    • A discussion of other unique aspects of maritime litigation

    Written by partners at Winston & Strawn LLP with decades of maritime law experience, Maritime Law Answer Book 2015:

    • Describes the maritime law considerations in buying, selling, financing, leasing, and operating vessels, while providing specific illustrative examples, practice tips, and guidance
    • Offers a detailed discussion of the environmental laws and regulations that affect vessel owners, operators, and financiers
    • Covers maritime disputes and dispute resolution, providing a clear discussion of maritime arbitration practice plus the current rules of the leading maritime arbitration organizations

    If you’d like to order Maritime Law Answer Book 2015please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.


  • New Treatise! Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption

    Date: 2015.05.26 | Category: EBooks, New Title!, PLI Discover PLUS, PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0

    AnotheTitles_7655_Global-Business-Fraud-and-the-Law_20150519154305r new PLI title has been added to Discover PLUS: Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption.

    This brand-new book presents a comprehensive and practical guide to preventing business fraud and corruption, and remedying unlawful behavior should it occur. Expert practitioners from around the globe offer an international perspective based on their extensive experience.

    Whether you run a company that operates across international borders or provide legal counsel to such a company, this book provides an invaluable resource.

    Part I of Global Business Fraud and the Law explores the nuts and bolts of global compliance issues and potential for internal investigations that could confront organizations and individuals conducting international commerce.

    Chapter 1 Design, Implementation, and Operation of Global Compliance Programs
    Chapter 2 Considerations in Global Internal Investigations
    Chapter 3 The Audit Committee’s Evolving Role in Overseeing Corporate Investigations
    Chapter 4 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    Chapter 5 Conducting an FCPA Internal Investigation
    Chapter 6 Global Antitrust Cartel Enforcement: Identifying Risks and Ensuring Compliance
    Chapter 7 The Economic Espionage Act
    Chapter 8 International Intellectual Property Protection
    Chapter 9 OFAC Enforcement of U.S. International Economic Sanctions

    Part II provides country-specific practice guides to the law of business fraud and corruption in several countries key to global commerce:

    Chapter 10 Brazil
    Chapter 11 Russia
    Chapter 12 India
    Chapter 13 China
    Chapter 14 Australia
    Chapter 15 United States
    Chapter 16 United Kingdom

    If you’d like to order Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption, please email the PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

  • Updates to Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements (3rd Edition)

    Date: 2015.05.18 | Category: PLI Discover PLUS, PLI Publications, Treatise Supplements | Response: 0

    Titles-177-Pub-Company-3rd-Ed_20141016095115“The most comprehensive of all the texts in the marketplace today.”  – New York Law Journal

    “The ‘bible’ for securities lawyers.” – Fortune Magazine

    Expanded and completely reorganized to meet the needs of today’s increasingly prescriptive environment, Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance and Disclosure Requirements is your one-stop center for expert counsel on how to deal effectively with the overlapping legislative, regulatory and private initiatives to reform public company governance and disclosure practices over the past decade.

    The enhanced Deskbook provides in-depth practical guidance centered around each of the following areas: Board Structure & Governance; Shareholder Meetings; Audit Committee, Auditor Policy & Auditor Disclosure; Compensation Committee, Compensation Policy & Compensation Disclosure; Public Company Reporting & Compliance; and Corporate Investigations & Whistleblowing. Included are numerous sample forms, checklists and documents, such as sample committee charters, director and officer questionnaires and annual meeting timelines for both NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies. Also addressed are current shareholder relations, including the prevalence, SEC-profile and outcome of common shareholder proposals, an analysis of proxy-advisor withhold recommendations and a comprehensive activist update.

    Written by three partners with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for securities practitioners, compliance officers, directors, officers, accountants, auditors, and research analysts, and an important reference for securities regulators.

    If you’d like to order Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements, Third Edition, please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.

  • The 12 Week Interview

    Date: 2015.05.12 | Category: Law Firms, PLI | Response: 0

    Across the country, law students are surfacing from their stacks of books and papers and are feeling the sun on their skin for the first time since final exams started over a month ago.  However, a summer vacation is not next on the agenda, instead it is time to get ready for the summer associate program, also known as the legal profession’s 12 week interview process.

    Other than a shopping trip to buy breathable, moisture-wicking professional attire to keep cool during your commute and that rooftop bar happy hour(s), how else can you prepare for the upcoming summer months?

    • Attend a FREE PLI program
      • On June 23, PLI will hold an in-person, interactive breakfast session specifically designed for summer associates at our New York Conference Center. The program, How to Succeed As A Summer Associate 2015, will offer practical advice and highlight the skills summer associates need to make the most of their experience including:
        • Workload and time management expectations
        • Getting feedback and dealing with criticism
        • Making the most of your mentor
        • How to take advantage of pro bono and training opportunities
        • and Social expectations.

    If you can’t attend the June 23 program, you can read the program transcript for last year’s program, “Calling All Summer Associates:  Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship,” or listen here.

    • Have fun!
      • Part of your job as a a summer associate is to attend firm-organized social events.   Make sure to attend as many events as possible and get to know your potential future colleagues.  Read up on the Top Ten Networking Tips including number ten, “Carry your drink in your left hand – if it’s not in your right, you’ll have to move your drink in order to shake hands, plus, your hand will be cold and wet.  Yuck!”.

    And about that wardrobe….you may want to add a few pieces in royal blue, yellow, and dark green. Why Find out here.

  • Your Courtroom Companion

    Date: 2015.05.05 | Category: EBooks, PLI, PLI Discover PLUS, PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0

    Titles-207-Trial Handbook Spring 2015_20150413125919





    “A valuable reference tool that should be a part of every litigator’s library.”
    – New York Law Journal


    “For federal court practitioners, [Trial] Handbook is a must.”
    – Trial Lawyer


    Trial Handbook is the one-stop resource you can trust in the planning, trial, and post-trial stages of litigation. Designed for quick reference in the courtroom, Trial Handbook is keyed to the Federal Rules of Evidence and focuses on the presentation of proof and the evidentiary problems faced by counsel.

    Packed with practical checklists, charts, outlines, sample jury selection questions, Trial Handbook gives you the knowledge and tools to:

    • Develop solid trial briefs and strong case plans
    • Prepare lay and expert witnesses and organize your exhibits more effectively
    • Master voir dire to maximize your chances of getting the most sympathetic jurors
    • Make a clear record at trial to aid jurors’ understanding of your case
    • Build a rapport and your credibility with the jury throughout the trial
    • Use opening statements to put your cases, clients, and proof in the most favorable light
    • Give summations that blend evidence and issues to paint a thoroughly persuasive picture
    • Exploit discovery materials at trial to get an additional edge
    • Lay the proper foundation for various forms of evidence
    • Capitalize on the powerful probative impact of visual aids at trial
    • Apply proven direct examination and cross-examination techniques
    • Use pretrial, trial, and post-trial motions to gain strategic advantages
    • Draft clear, legally sound jury instructions that subtly sway judges

    At the heart of Trial Handbook is its unique Evidence Guide, now also included as a laminated fold-out, which clearly explains the meaning, purpose, operation, and history of every rule, including how each rule applies to other cases and how leading cases construe a particular rule.

    Volume 2, the Case Authority, includes thousands of case summaries of decisions under the rules, arming you with the latest evidentiary resources to help you prevail at trial.

    If you’d like to order Trial Handbook (Spring 2015)please email PLI Library Help Desk or call 877-900-5291.



    Date: 2015.05.04 | Category: Answer Book, PLI, PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0



    Date: 2015.05.01 | Category: Answer Book, PLI, PLI Publications, Treatise | Response: 0






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