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. In every issue leading experts in lawyer professional development, career development, and talent management present advanced-level content in core areas of lawyer and law student 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.


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In the Current Issue: November 2020


Feedback in the Time of COVID by Molly Peckman

Creating a culture to ensure that the pandemic and remote work are not used as excuses for managers to provide timely, candid, and effective feedback.

Managing at a Distance: Skills for Supervising Lawyers by Steve Armstrong and Tim Leishman
Practical advice about managing in a remote work setting that you can share with supervising lawyers.

The Pandemic-Era Legal Leaders' Playbook by Daisy Dowling
A look at how the COVID crisis is affecting legal professionals — and what managers and leaders in any firm can do about it, today.

Keeping an Eye on Non-Billable Activities During a Crisis by Stephanie Felder and Reva Pollack
How to maintain a big-picture focus on professional development in conversations with associates and partners in unprecedented times.

Skip the Trip: Impactful Distance Learning by Lori Berman
Designing a virtual learning platform around four key factors for how people learn best: optimizing cognitive capability, learning by doing, maximizing social learning, and creating a positive attitude.


Article & Issue Archives

PD Quarterly articles are searchable in an article archives. Subscribers can also access past issues (beginning with the November 2014 issue) by clicking the "archive" icon that appears in the top navigation bar when reading an issue of PD Quarterly online.

Archive of Articles November 2014 - present

Archive of Past Issues August 1999 - August 2014


Subscription Information

All NALP members receive PD Quarterly as a member benefit. Non-members of NALP may subscribe to PD Quarterly by purchasing an annual subscription of $350/year (4 issues). Special discount subscription rates are available to employees of law schools, public interest organizations, and government agencies, and PDC members (who are not members of NALP) viewing the PD Quarterly subscription form (PDF).


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. 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.

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

Andrew Parker
Editor, PD Quarterly
NALP
202) 835-1001
aparker@nalp.org


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
  • Michele Bendekovic, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Stephanie Felder, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Stacey Kielbasa, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Kay Nash, Wiley
  • Michelle Nash, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Reva Pollack, Ice Miller LLP
  • Beth Shackleford, University of Georgia Law School
  • Brad A. Sprayberry, Gunster
  • Scott Westfahl, Harvard Law School
  • Board Liaison: Timm Whitney, Covington & Burling LLP

Advertising

PD Quarterly offers both half-page and full-page digital advertising opportunities. Those interested in advertising should contact:

Jay Richards
Senior Director for Operations, Member Services, and Meetings
NALP
(202) 835-1001
jrichards@nalp.org

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