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Free NYSBA Mobile Ethics app

The New York State Bar Association just came out with an app that has a searchable database of ethics opinions from the NY State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics. It has more than 850 opinions on topics including various conflicts of interest, attorney advertising, standards for social media and social networking and more. This app is free and is available for iPhone,  Android , and Blackberry.  Opinions are keyed to the New York Rules of Model Conduct and are available for sharing via social networks or email.

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment
(Free One-Hour Briefing)

Changing Jobs in the New Legal Environment: Tools, Tips and the Inside Scoop for Associates

January 12, 2012,  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  (E.S.T.)

We’ve all read about how the current legal environment has changed, and its impact on young lawyers. Still, there are many good opportunities for talented lawyers in a variety of practice areas and locations. In this free One-Hour Briefing, Executive Search Consultant Stephen Nelson and Career Counselor Katie White will review the state of the market and the factors that attorneys need to consider in determining whether to change firms, and the proper approaches that they should take if they make such a decision.

Topics that will be discussed:

  • Good and not-so-good reasons for moving
  • When is the best time to move
  • What employers are looking for
  • Importance of the resume and other materials
  • How associates should get the process started
  • Importance of career planning, business development, and networking
  • Using recruiters—pro and con
  • Dos and don’ts in working with recruiters

To register by phone, call PLI’s Customer Relations Department at (800) 260-4754. Be sure to mention your Priority Code: WFZ0-8LBS2

Federal Court adds 30,000 court opinions to free database

The U.S Government Printing Office (GPO)  and its Federal Digital System (FDsys) added 30,000 court opinions to its online collection of opinions, part of a new pilot program.

The United States Courts Opinions collection in FDsys contains opinions from the Federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts.  The collection is divided into appellate, district, and bankruptcy court opinions. Opinions are text-searchable across opinions and across courts. Posted court opinions date as far back as April 2004.

The opinions on FDsys may differ  from opinions available on online legal research services—FDsys permits embedded animation and audio that works while the opinion is accessed.

If you need additional resources for trial preparation check out our Trial Handbook.

Career Building for Mid-Level Associates
(Free One-Hour Briefing)

Free One-Hour Briefing

December 15, 2011, 1-2pm ET

During this One-Hour Briefing Andrea Lee Negroni, attorney and author of “What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School,” “Moving on Up: Reaching the Next Rung on the Law Firm Ladder,” and “Don’ts for Lawyers,” will identify and discuss tools and tactics to enhance job satisfaction and help associates take more control of their careers. She will focus on both time-saving ideas that can be implemented immediately and processes for longer-term goal-setting.

Join her for this important free briefing to learn what you can be doing to enhance your career.

To register by phone, call PLI’s Customer Relations Department at (800) 260-4754. Be sure to mention your Priority Code: WFZ0-8LBS2 when registering.

FREE 1-Hour Briefing on Tax Research in the Library

PLI is holding a 1-hour briefing that looks at tax research in the library.  This briefing, entitled An Introduction to Tax Research in the Library: The Crossroad between Information and Practice, is free to all who register in advance.

This program reviews what  librarians, attorneys, and allied professionals need to know about tax research in order to support tax practice and aid other consumers of library reference services.  This course will shed light on sources that will help librarians, attorneys, and legal researchers find and navigate IRS pronouncements, tax news and secondary materials (both print and online, published and unpublished).  As an added bonus for the legal librarians who also have their JD and research attorney’s, CLE credit is available.

When: September 29, 2010

When: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Format: Audio only

For additional information, or to register click here.


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