What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI 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 update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

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Upcoming Webinar: Corporate Law Resources on PLUS

On Tuesday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET PLI’s Library Relations Manager, Kay Mitchell, will provide a brief demo to highlight the Corporate Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) online research database, PLI PLUS. Kay will cover popular Corporate Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS.


This demo is part of PLI’s ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.

Treatise Update: Friedman on Leases

Friedman on Leases (Sixth Edition) clarifies and analyzes the full range of lease provisions and conceivable landlord-tenant situations to give readers unsurpassed practical instruction on how to negotiate and draft airtight agreements that protect clients’ rights and minimize their liability exposure.

Highlights of the latest update—Release #9—include:

  • Chapter 12, Landlord’s Services and Other Obligations. Updated discussion underlines the importance of expressly specifying in the lease any services that the tenant expects to receive.
  • Chapter 13, Condemnation. Updated discussion underlines the importance for a landlord, if it is the landlord’s intent, to expressly state in the lease that upon condemnation, the lease automatically terminates (or terminates at landlord’s option) and the tenant waives any right to the condemnation award.
  • Chapter 14, Renewals. Updated discussion covers Minnesota’s statutory provisions barring retaliatory eviction, but that apply only to retaliation for complaining to a government agency or filing a suit, not complaining to the landlord.
  • Chapter 15, Purchase Options. Updated discussion includes an example of a purported election that is ineffective because it did not conform to the lease.
  • Chapter 16, Default by Tenant. New discussion explores the extent to which courts will enforce a tenant’s waiver of certain rights if the waiver is expressly set forth in the lease, and agreed upon by the parties.
  • Chapter 17, Exculpatory Clauses. Updated discussion covers how different states handle exculpatory clauses, including Alabama, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
  • Chapter 21, Distraint, Landlords’ Liens and Tenant Security. The updated discussion underlines the importance for a tenant to request during lease negotiations that landlord’s assignee is required to specifically assume landlord’s obligations with respect to the return of the security and the landlord is only released if it actually delivers tenant’s security deposit to the grantee and provides tenant with notice of such transfer.
  • Chapter 25, Fixtures. Updated discussion provides another sample provision in a lease with strong tenant protections for fixtures.
  • Chapters 11, 18, 20 & 22–24 have been updated to incorporate the latest case development. To aid in your research, the Table of Authorities and Index have also been updated.

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One-Hour Briefing: COVID-19 and Issues for Legal Librarians

LIVE WEBCAST: June 11, 2020 3:00 pm EDT

As the legal community adjusts to the COVID-19 new normal virtual work environment, law librarians face unique challenges.  It is vitally important for law librarians to be proactive in monitoring the needs of the respective practice areas they support, including ensuring adequate research is being performed in those hot Covid-19 practice areas and ensuring alerts have been set up to monitor late breaking legislative and regulatory changes. Additionally, now is the time to proactively communicate the existence of virtual research tools and provide training when lawyers cannot fall back on print.

Please join Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services at Debevoise & Plimpton and Kathryn McRae, Director of Research & Knowledge at Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP for a discussion addressing:

  • The long term opportunities this pandemic provides to eliminate all print from remaining collections
  • How to proactively market AI and data analytics tools to reluctant lawyers
  • Staffing considerations and project assignments
  • Virtual training options for summer associates
  • Long-term team management
  • Leveraging alternate electronic library resources
  • Vendor communication

This program is free to attend. Register online with the priority code FREE COVID.

Test Drive the PLI PLUS Search Widget

The PLI PLUS search widget can be embedded into any knowledge management portal, whether it’s your library’s intranet page or a standard web page, a SharePoint page or some other format. This simple search box gives your organization a direct line to more than 90,000 legal documents on PLI PLUS.

Test drive the widget right here:

Interested in adding this to your webpage? Write us at PLUS@pli.edu and we’ll send you the code.

New Title! Healthcare Employment Practice

PLI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Healthcare Employment Practice: Policy, Law and Procedure, a new treatise addressing the employment conflicts and challenges that mark today’s hospital and healthcare system.

The hospital and healthcare environment in the U.S. has become more fractured and more fractious in recent years. Job satisfaction is down, contracts are much more complex and the covenants which bind doctors and other healthcare personnel have locked up the futures for many professionals. This clear and concise guidebook responds to these complex issues with examples and details to save time, reduce errors and improve employee satisfaction. It explores how the system actually operates, and suggests how lawyers, human resource professionals and hospital management teams can improve their outcomes through astute planning and careful drafting of agreements.

This book includes:

  • Step-by-step, term-by-term guidance on physician employment contracts, with an emphasis on the problems presented by restrictive covenants, and a full sample Physician Employment Agreement
  • Labor and employment law as it affects healthcare industry employees
  • Issues presented by telemedicine
  • Stark and anti-kickback law compliance

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Tune into PLI’s Pro Bono Podcast!

Season two of PLI’s Pursuing Justice: The Pro Bono Files podcast launches today with a timely new episode.

In the midst of the global pandemic, lawyers and law firms are stepping up to help out. As an example of what one law firm has done – and to encourage others to get involved – we share with you the latest episode of PLI’s Pursuing Justice: The Pro Bono Files podcast, “Pro Bono in a Pandemic: A Law Firm Goes All In”. Listen in as guests Brad Karp, Jean McLoughlin and Robert Atkins from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP discuss how one law firm came together to help people and small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Learn more at https://www.pli.edu/probono/probonopodcast/.

Getting Started with PLI PLUS

New to PLI PLUS or need a refresher? Watch our new training video! This 3-minute tutorial details the search capabilities on the research platform and shows how to browse and access any book published by PLI PRESS.

If you have questions or need research assistance, send us an email at plus@pli.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

For additional training videos and reference guides, visit the PLI Librarian Training Center.

Treatise Update: Bankruptcy Deskbook

Bankruptcy Deskbook (Fifth Edition) keeps readers up-to-date on legal developments, analyzing recent Supreme Court, court of appeals and bankruptcy court decisions. Designed as a primary source for non-specialist attorneys, this concise reference treatise acts as a step-by-step guide through the bankruptcy laws, clarifying the purpose, features, mechanics, advantages, and drawbacks of Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 in the era of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).

In this release, all fourteen chapters are updated with the most recent rulings affecting bankruptcy practice, along with expanded and clarifying discussions of existing topics. Developments discussed in this release include:

  • Small Business Cases: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, effective February 19, 2020, created a new form of Chapter 11—the subchapter V case—for small business debtors, offering an alternative form of relief to that provided by the small business case. See Chapter 11.
  • Domestic Support Obligations: The BAPCPA clarified the circumstances under which an obligation arising out of a marital dissolution is dischargeable by introducing the concept of the “domestic support obligation.” See Chapter 1 and Chapter 9.
  • Avoidance: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 added a new clause to section 547(b) regarding trustee avoidance actions, the purpose of which is to require the trustee to conduct an investigation into alleged preferences, rather than simply sue anyone who the debtor’s ledger indicates received a payment in the ninety days prior to the petition. See Chapter 6.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Happy National Library Week from PLI!

Greetings from our department zoom call.

It’s National Library Week, and we at PLI are especially proud to celebrate this year. Access to information is never more important than amid a global health crisis. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been in awe of the ways libraries of all types and sizes are rising to the meet the demands of this challenging period despite being forced to close physical locations. We are particularly impressed by those law librarians who—if our inboxes serve as indication—are hard at work managing resources and providing remote access during these uncertain times.