Professional Skills Center

In today's competitive legal environment, client and employer expectations are higher than ever. To stay competitive, it's crucial that you not only hone your legal knowledge, but continually work at developing professional skills. Whether it's managing existing clients, developing new business or raising your profile at the office, your professional skills play a pivotal role in how effectively you service your firm and clients. PLI's Professional Skills Center provides practical resources in important areas such as business development, communication, firm leadership, leveraging technology, law firm economics and much more.

Please note that not all of PLI's Professional Skills programs qualify for CLE credit or for state specific "skills" credit. Please check the credit calculator for specific credit information in your jurisdiction.

Don't see a Professional Skills program topic? Feel free to email your suggestions to psc@pli.edu.

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Who's Speaking?
Hon. Gerald Lebovits

Hon. Gerald Lebovits ~ Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County; Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Fordham University School of Law & New York University School of Law
Speaking at Writing for Litigators 2016 Practising Law Institute Jun. 30, 2016

Why You Should Attend

Good writing skills are one of a handful of skills necessary to success in the practice of law. What ...

Christine M. Fecko

Christine M. Fecko ~ General Counsel, IOLA Fund of New York State
Speaking at Ethical Issues in New York State Escrow Accounts 2016 Practising Law Institute Jun. 28, 2016

Why You Should Attend

If you are a lawyer practicing in New York State who handles client funds, you must maintain an ...

 
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Featured Seminar

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

May. 10 - 12, 2016

University of Chicago - Gleacher Center - Chicago, IL

Why You Should Attend This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number and with no or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, and also provide a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is included to show how drafting and prosecut... Read More


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