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. In every issue leading experts in lawyer professional development, career development, and talent management present advanced-level content in core areas of lawyer PD — sharing research, best practices, lessons learned, and new developments in the field.
Published four times a year (February, May, August, and November), PD Quarterly is provided to NALP members as part of their annual membership fees. Non-member subscriptions are also available.
Smart Collaboration: The Lateral Hiring Paradox by Heidi K. Gardner
The goals of fostering collaboration and hiring high-performing lateral candidates should be mutually reinforcing but often are not. PD professionals can play a key role in helping to increase the retention and productivity of newly hired laterals.
What the Legal Industry Needs to Know about Generation Z by Josh Miller
Gen Z has arrived in law schools and for the next 15 years will be the primary demographic entering the legal field. Does your organization understand what will motivate and engage this next generation?
Job Aid: Preparing Your Evaluators by Andy Hales and Stacey Kielbasa
It's that time of year when many law firms are preparing for evaluations. Here's a Job Aid for preparing evaluators or an evaluations committee for an upcoming evaluations process.
An Exploration of Civility within the Legal Industry by Jeremy Bloom, Rachael Bosch, and Jennifer Mandery
A study by the NALP Foundation and Fringe Professional Development seeks not only to explore civility within law firms but also to identify policies and procedures for addressing incivility.
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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. 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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