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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

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

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.

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.

Treatise Update: International Corporate Practice

International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success provides guidance on building a comprehensive global legal department, including advice on structuring, staffing, and budgeting, as well as the use of foreign legal consultants and outsourcing. This update includes new material designed to enable lawyers, whether in-house or outside counsel, to operate efficiently on the global stage.

Updates from the Release #15:

  • Chapter 1 contains a new section highlighting twenty trends that will likely have an impact on in-house counsel—from automation to diversity, from skills training to management structure, from partnering with outside counsel to corporate social responsibility, and much more.
  • Chapter 2 updates the discussion of the privilege in Colombia, emphasizing the penalties that may be imposed for a breach and the factors that are weighed in assessing the seriousness of the breach.
  • Chapter 3 is updated with current information about major international law firms and new discussion of lawyer referral services.
  • Chapter 4 includes new coverage of the New York Court of Appeals’ amended Rules for the Licensing of Legal Consultants.
  • Chapter 6 explores the treatment of U.S. government guidance, published in 2019, as a useful framework for corporate compliance programs. To help prosecutors evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of compliance programs, the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, released “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.”
  • Chapter 9 provides updated coverage of the legal professional privilege in the United Kingdom.
  • Chapter 19 discusses money laundering and terrorism financing, including a discussion of the Indian Cosmos Bank cyberheist; the regulation of cryptocurrencies; and the trend for law enforcement to prosecute individuals responsible for the money-laundering violations of their employers, not just the employer corporations.
  •  Chapter 22 is revised throughout, with new discussions of proposed U.S. regulations that would broaden government authority, when adjudicating the admissibility of certain foreign nationals, to determine whether those individuals might become a public charge; the European Union’s creation of a European Labour Authority (ELA); and whether same-sex spouses can qualify as dependents for work authorization purposes.
  •  Chapter 27 provides expanded coverage of international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, as well as to require use of approved ballast water management systems; the cleanup of contaminated sites in the United Kingdom; and environmental regulation in China, including the 2019 Law on Soil Contamination Prevention and Control.
  • Chapter 29 adds new material on the cross-border insolvency system created by the Recast EU Regulation, including treatment of an interrelated “group of companies” and the key principles of the 2019 Directive.

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

PLI Current: COVID-19 Special Issue

PLI Press published a special issue of PLI Current to address the developing effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the legal community. Covering a variety of legal issues related to COVID-19, this special issue contains a mix of original reportage, program materials and transcripts from recent PLI One Hour Briefings. Below is a list of contents along with links to individual articles.

*All articles and online programs related to the global coronavirus crisis are free to access with your PLI login. For upcoming programs, visit pli.edu/coronavirus.

  1. COVID-19: Reducing the Spread of Both Illness and Social Panic 
  2. Coronavirus: What Lawyers Need to Know: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 10, 2020 
  3. Coronavirus: What Lawyers Need to Know (program materials)
  4. Coronavirus: Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation, Travel and Supply Chain Losses: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 17, 2020 
  5. Coronavirus: Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation, Travel and Supply Chain Losses (program materials) 
  6. Investment Adviser Regulatory Update: Considerations Regarding the Coronavirus and Getting Ready for the 2020 ADV Update Season: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 18, 2020 
  7. Investment Adviser Regulatory Update: Considerations Regarding the Coronavirus and Getting Ready for the 2020 ADV Update Season (program materials) 
  8. COVID-19 and the Cyber-Risks of Working from Home: Meeting the Challenges: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 25, 2020 
  9. COVID-19 and the Cyber-Risks of Working from Home: Meeting the Challenges (program materials) 
  10. COVID-19 Challenges for First Quarter 2020 Form 10-Q and Annual Meetings: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 26, 2020 
  11. COVID-19 Challenges for First Quarter 2020 Form 10-Q and Annual Meetings (program materials) 
  12. How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked—and Answered!: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 26, 2020 
  13. How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked—and Answered! (program materials)
  14. Coronavirus Considerations: SEC Disclosure, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Breach of Contract and Force Majeure Issues: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 27, 2020 
  15. Coronavirus Considerations: SEC Disclosure, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Breach of Contract and Force Majeure Issues (program materials)

New Edition! Equipment Leasing—Leveraged Leasing

Equipment Leasing—Leveraged Leasing (Sixth Edition) provides readers with the comprehensive legal, tax, economic, accounting, and documentation information and advice needed to develop and implement leasing deals that maximize rewards and minimize risks. Written by more than thirty leading leasing authorities, and featuring hundreds of pages of sample forms, checklists, and documents that expedite successful transactions, this treatise is an essential resource on leasing transactions of all kinds.

The recently published Sixth Edition contains several new chapters including:

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.