PLI launched the online journal the PLI Chronicle in September 2020 with a simple mission: to present engaging and timely discussions about the legal industry from a diverse range of perspectives. Chronicle editor Alyse Greer explains, “Since everyone offers value to their fellow industry associates, all legal and accounting professionals are encouraged to submit articles. The publication gives authors a platform to educate others and the freedom to write in their own voices.”
We compiled this “special edition” of the Chronicle from articles published in previous issues as a way to familiarize librarians with this new content type. The selection reflects what we identified as themes running throughout this year’s American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) conference: 1) Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession; 2) The future of legal technology, education, and research; and 3) Mental health for legal practitioners.
In the articles below, you’ll find wellness tips from an attorney who overcame depression and addiction; a two-part look into the Internet of Things and open source software; musings on the role of curiosity in fostering inclusion and diversity initiatives; and more. You don’t need a subscription to read these articles. Everything published in the Chronicle is available for anyone and everyone to read. All you need is a PLI account, which is both free and easy to set up.
Our hope is that this curated edition will enhance the conference experience and perhaps even inspire some of our colleagues in law libraries to publish with us.
Jennifer Fiore, J.D., M.A.
Associate Legal Editor, Publishing and PLI Plus
- A Light Heart and a Focused Mind at the Law Firm: Part I—Mental Wellness and Self-Care During the Pandemic
- Attorney Mentoring in the 21st Century
- The Generational Disconnect Between Law Firm Partners & Associates
- Root for the Home Team: Participating in the Trade Association of Your Target Market
- IoT and the Special Risks and Rewards of Open Source Software and Technology Standards – Part I
- IoT and the Special Risks and Rewards of Open Source Software and Technology Standards – Part II
- Key Themes Emerging from Federal and State Privacy Law Discussions
- Why So Many Diversity Initiatives Are Not Working
- Rise to Inclusion: Try Curiosity Instead of Conflict
- Overwork Is Killing the Legal Profession