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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Who's Speaking?
Susan Raridon Lambreth

Susan Raridon Lambreth ~ Principal, LawVision Group
Speaking at Project Management for Lawyers 2015 Practising Law Institute Jan. 22, 2015

Why you should attend

Legal project management is fast becoming a critical way of doing business in law firms and legal departments.

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Doug MacKay

Doug MacKay ~ Comm LLC, Exec
Speaking at Basic Negotiation Skills 2015 Practising Law Institute Jan. 12, 2015

Why you should attend

Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about

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Getting Started; Legal Style: How to Make Your Writing Precise and Powerful

Featured Seminar

Basic Negotiation Skills 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

Practising Law Institute - San Francisco, CA

Why you should attendNegotiation 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 wo... Read More

News & Expert Analysis

December 17, 2014

A Survey of Some Interesting New Patents from Microsoft

From: Patent Law Practice Center

According to statistics released earlier this year...

December 15, 2014

Innovation Focus: Cisco Pursues Telepresence Technologies

From: Patent Law Practice Center

Cisco Systems, Inc. of San Jose, CA, is a corporat...

December 11, 2014

Tentative FDA Approval for Oral Pediatric HIV Treatment

From: Patent Law Practice Center

Mylan Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary ...

December 11, 2014

IFRS – The SAGA Continues

From: The SEC Institute Blog

As most accountants have heard, Jim Schnurr, the n...

December 8, 2014

On the Record with Sherry Knowles

From: Patent Law Practice Center

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Sherry...