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.

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Featured Seminar

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

Practising Law Institute - San Francisco, CA

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms who will share their best practices and real world tips for successf... Read More

News & Expert Analysis

September 22, 2014

Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software

From: Patent Law Practice Center

Since the United States Supreme Court issued its d...

September 19, 2014

Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

From: Patent Law Practice Center

I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent...

September 17, 2014

Software, Open Source and Programmers

From: Patent Law Practice Center

On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert B...

September 17, 2014

Form 4, Form 4, Where Are Ye Form 4?…The SEC Wants to Know

From: The SEC Institute Blog

The SEC recently identified a new SEC enforcement ...

September 15, 2014

The Future Software Patent Application

From: Patent Law Practice Center

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice...