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.
In the Current Issue: November 2018
Succession Planning for Clients and Practices: Safeguarding Your Firm's Future by Steve Armstrong and Tim Leishman
Succession planning is becoming increasingly important for many law firms as their leaders move toward retirement. Talent management professionals are well-positioned to take the lead in creating or improving their firms' succession planning process.
The Fifth Trimester: Rules for Supporting (and Keeping) New Working Moms by Lauren Smith Brody
Returning to work after maternity leave is a breaking point for many attorneys. Get this critical transition right and you'll improve retention, recruiting, and firm reputation.
Wellness Is the Cake, Not the Icing by Dr. Larry Richard
Think of wellness not as a "nice-to-have" perk that gets added on after all the "important" stuff has been addressed. Think of it as the last remaining untapped source of competitive advantage for your firm.
"Edutainment": Harnessing the Power of Entertainment to Enlighten and Educate about Harassment, Retaliation, and Related Topics by Kit Goldman
Employing an "edutainment" methodology for training on critical workplace topics can achieve extraordinary levels of engagement and retention.
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