Introducing PLI Chronicle!

We are excited to introduce the PLI Chronicle, a new online publication aimed at giving voice to the diverse array of professionals working in the legal industry. 

The debut issue addresses a range of topics relevant to our industry today, with articles such as:

PLI Chronicle is exclusively on PLI PLUS. Articles are available for anyone—PLUS subscribers and nonsubscribers alike—to view from now until the end of the year.

Do you or one of your colleagues have insight into a contemporary issue facing the legal industry? Contact to learn more about contributing to PLI Chronicle.

Coming Soon: Covid-19 and Other Pandemics Treatise

Next month marks the publication of Covid-19 and Other Pandemics: Business and Legal Challenges, a timely new treatise authored by public health and safety regulation experts James O’Reilly and Philip Hagan. In an effort to get information to readers as quickly as possible, we made several chapters available to subscribers on PLI PLUS in advance of the official publication. We will continue to pre-publish content from the book as it is finalized in the editorial process.

Chapters available now include:

Visit the Covid-19 and Other Pandemics book page on PLI PLUS to access new chapters as they become available throughout this month. We will make another announcement when print copies are available for purchase.

New Edition – Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers & Artists

PLI Press is proud to announce the publication of the Fifth Edition of Art Law: The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers, & Artists.

From artists to auction houses, from attorneys to appraisal experts, from dealers to collectors — every segment of the art world has found practical guidance and crucial insights in this longtime favorite treatise. Now thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, the new edition provides more clear, readable coverage than ever before. Key documents, contracts, forms, and checklists make this popular treatise an indispensable resource.

Both authoritative and fascinating in its own right, this new edition analyzes a remarkable range of topics concerning the legal context of the business of visual art, including:

  • The artist-dealer relationship
  • How digital technology and social media affect both commerce in art and the creation of art
  • Tax and estate planning strategies for collectors and artists
  • Artists’ rights under copyright law and the First Amendment
  • New legal challenges for museums
  • Resources for dealing with art theft and artworks confiscated by the Nazis; and more.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

If you would like to purchase a print copy, please email

New Title! The Deal Lawyer’s Weapons in the War on COVID-19

PLI Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Deal Lawyer’s Weapons in the War on COVID-19, a new treatise on the basic legal and economic principles a deal lawyer is likely to face in advising clients on issues arising out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Written by the esteemed author of Mergers, Acquisitions and Tender Offers, this timely title helps lawyers quickly identify many of the business law issues that arise as a result of COVID-19 in areas including:

  • Benefits adopted by the CARES Act (e.g., the Paycheck Protection Program)
  • Financial assistance adopted the Federal Reserve Board
  • Corporate and securities laws
  • Antitrust laws
  • Federal income tax
  • Regulation of cross-border transactions
  • Valuation of companies
  • Contract drafting
  • Bankruptcy 

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Meet Our AALL 2020 Raffle Winner: Amy Eaton

At the Virtual AALL Conference this year, PLI raffled off a one-year membership to MasterClass. Amy Eaton, director of library and research services at Perkins Coie LLP, was our winner. We caught up with Amy to discuss her career path, virtual work, and more. 

Tell us a little about yourself. Why did you become a librarian?

Although I came to the profession early, it was not planned. I did know I wanted to be a librarian but I also loved art history. My plan was to get a Master’s in Art History followed by an MLS and work in a museum library. Instead we ended up in Detroit for my husband’s work and library opportunities were limited. My first job offer came from the Detroit College of Law (now part of Michigan State University). The director, Mario Ceresa, was willing to take a risk on someone with no JD and no legal background. I learned with the first year students, helping them with their exercises. It was great training and I found that I loved the work. Our ultimate goal was to return to the Seattle area and when we did, I was hired at my first law firm. I was scared to death most of the first month but learned that the work was pretty exciting and the people are great. I took a few detours during the following years but am happy to be back at a law firm.

What do you like most about your job at Perkins Coie?

The people. I work with, and am part of, a great team. The culture and respect for staff at Perkins Coie is unlike anything I have seen elsewhere.

What is a common research question you receive?

Although I occasionally chip in, my days at the reference desk are long past. Our two most common types of requests are related to document delivery and alerts.

Which PLI publication do you most frequently recommend to attorneys?

An Associate’s First Year: A Guide to Thriving at a Law Firm. We provide a link to the title in PLI Plus to all of our first year associates and keep a few print copies around also.

What part of AALL 2020 did you find most interesting and why?

I think AALL, PLLIP and AMPC did really well responding to the sudden and dramatic change in plans. The sessions I attended were well done and I had the opportunity to touch base with a few vendors. A big thank you to the vendors who continued to support AALL during the conference! I was particularly grateful to see the lower price point. I was able to “send” all my staff and hope that a virtual component will continue to be a part of the conference moving forward. This year I had the opportunity to work on several panels with people I did not know at all or did not know well. I love getting the chance to get know my colleagues who work in other types of libraries or different areas of the country. If someone asks you to be on a panel, say yes! It’s a great opportunity and we all want to hear from new faces with fresh perspectives.

What advice to you have for law librarians who are working remotely right now?

Don’t isolate yourself. In this environment it is easy to put your head down and work all day without creating or maintaining personal relationships. We all missed seeing our friends at AALL this year. Why not pick up the phone and call a few? Take a few minutes out of your day to check in on a friend or let a fellow law librarian author/panelist know that you appreciated their article or talk. Passing along a compliment is a sure fire way to improve their day and yours!

New Title! Succession Planning and Retirement Strategies for Law Firms and Lawyers

PLI Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new treatise on professional skills:

Succession Planning and Retirement Strategies for Law Firms and Lawyers showcases the perspectives of both law firm management and individual partners in order to mitigate the discomfort of retirement conversations and help develop effective transition plans that meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Written by a certified career/life management coach with more than three decades of experience working with the legal profession, this book is designed to help all participants address assumptions, thoughts, and emotions around aging and retirement to influence transition outcomes in a positive manner. It contains numerous tools and exercises to help guide discussions and planning.

Among the specific topics covered are:

  • Strategic plans designed to launch retirement discussions
  • Aligning talent management strategies with life cycle
  • Impact of compensation and culture on succession planning
  • Mindset of aging partners
  • Designing post-practice life
  • Tending to physical, mental and emotional well-being
  • Collaborating for better outcomes

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Upcoming Bankruptcy Law Webinar

We received several customer requests to review this timely topic, and so on Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET PLI’s Library Relations Manager, Kay Mitchell, will provide a brief demo to highlight the Bankruptcy Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s online research database, PLI PLUS. Kay will cover popular Bankruptcy Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS. PLI PLUS subscribers can register here.


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.

New Title – California Consumer Privacy Act Annotated

PLI Press is excited to announce the publication of a new treatise on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the first law of its kind in the United States providing consumer privacy protections.

California Consumer Privacy Act Annotated equips businesses and practitioners with the tools they need to understand the data they collect and how that data is used, disclosed, and stored, and then develop the framework, policies, and procedures to meet the CCPA notice requirements and to respond to data subject requests. This timely book takes into account the final text of proposed regulations the Attorney General submitted to the California Office of Administrative Law on June 1, 2020.

This thorough treatise includes advice on:

  • Determining whether an entity meets certain size and scope thresholds to be subject to the CCPA
  • Evaluating whether personal information collected from consumers, households, and devices is protected under the CCPA or whether an exemption applies
  • Understanding the considerations surrounding the sale of personal information by a business to a third party
  • Drafting sound notices at collection and privacy policies
  • Understanding the rights the CCPA grants to consumers regarding their personal information, as well as the different exceptions and limitations to these rights, in setting up processes and procedures for compliance
  • Building an infrastructure and creating procedures for managing and responding to consumer requests under the CCPA
  • Evaluating security requirements and practices in light of the new private right of action in which consumers can seek actual damages and statutory damages for a personal information security breach that is the result of a business’s failure to use reasonable security

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Hello from PLI’s Virtual Booth @ AALL2020

Even though we would have loved to be with you in person in the wonderful city of New Orleans this week, we are just as happy to connect with you in this new format. Swing by our virtual booth to say hi. Don’t forget to enter our raffle for a chance to win a one-year pass to MasterClass.