PD Quarterly

PD Quarterly

About PD Quarterly

PD Quarterly is a digital journal that offers thoughtful, in-depth explorations of lawyer and law student professional development and talent management topics by PD people for PD people. 

PD Quarterly is published four times a year (February, May, August, and November).

Subscriber Online Access & Archives

Beginning with the November 2014 issue (when NALP became publisher), PD Quarterly articles are searchable in an article archives here. Subscribers can also access past issues (beginning with the November 2014) issue that they have subscribed to in their Qmags personal archives (accessible through a link provided in the email announcing availability of each new issue).

In the May 2017 Issue

  • The New Legal Talent Economy — Are You Ready?
    If people are our greatest asset and their capabilities the only way firms can truly differentiate themselves, then this is the right time for the people who advise, counsel, and manage people to shine!
    by Terri Mottershead

  • Eight Steps to Success in Lateral Partner Hiring and Integration
    With eight tips to guide you and your team, you can achieve success in lateral partner integration. You just need a roadmap to begin the journey.
    by Amy Pretty

  • Leverage the Strengths of Millennials: Finding Common Ground and Hidden Opportunities
    A baby boomer and a millennial offer specific steps for moving from a misunderstanding of millennials to leveraging the incredible talents of the next generation of legal leaders.
    by Avery Blank and Scott Westfahl

  • Blowing in the Wind and Working in a Political World
    To quote Bob Dylan, "We live in a political world," and some law firms are responding by adding "respectful workplace" training to their curricula.
    by Molly Peckman

  • What Works: Nudging Your Firm to Attract and Recruit More Female Talent
    Research supports that custom-designed, organization-specific "nudges," when applied to the recruitment and interview process, measurably increase the recognition and hiring of talented women.
    by Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio

Subscription Rates

The yearly subscription rates for PD Quarterly are:

  • $150/year — Law schools, government agencies, and public interest organizations
  • $250/year — NALP or PDC members (not employed at a law school or public interest organization)
  • $350/year — Nonmembers employed by private organizations.

All subscriptions are for one year (four issues). To subscribe, complete and submit the PD Quarterly Subscription Form (PDF).

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Author Guidelines

NALP encourages you to consider becoming a contributor to a future issue of PD Quarterly! You can find information about submitting an article proposal here: PD Quarterly Author Guidelines (PDF). We also welcome your ongoing feedback.

Article proposals, potential articles, and questions about these guidelines should be directed to:

  • Janet Smith
    Editor, PD Quarterly
    NALP Senior Editor

    1220 19th Street, NW, Suite 401
    Washington, DC 20036-2405

    (202) 835-1001

Articles should provide information on subjects related to lawyer professional/career development and talent management that will be useful to persons who have primary responsibility in those areas for private law firms, corporate legal divisions, government agencies, law-related organizations, law schools, and consulting firms.

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Advisory Group

The PD Quarterly Advisory Group is made up of experts in the law student and lawyer professional development fields. The group provides insight and guidance on PD Quarterly's editorial direction.

  • Steve Armstrong
    Armstrong Talent Development
  • Andrew Hales
    Venable LLP
  • Stacey Kielbasa
    Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Kay Nash
    Wiley Rein LLP
  • J.D. Neary
    McGuireWoods LLP
  • Beth Shackleford
    University of Georgia Law School
  • Kimberly Sheldrake-Head
    Torys LLP
  • Scott Westfahl
    Harvard Law School
  • Sheri Zachary
    Saul Ewing LLP


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  • Christopher Brown
    Director of Meetings & Sponsorship, NALP
    (202) 835-1001
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