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

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

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From: Patent Law Practice Center

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From: Patent Law Practice Center

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From: The SEC Institute Blog

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