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 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 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.

The Continued Emergence of In-House Career Advising for Lawyers: Practical Considerations for Integrating the Role with Your Firm's PD Strategies by Traci Mundy Jenkins
An in-house career advisor demonstrates a firm's commitment to the career development of its lawyers. The suggestions in this article are starting points for creating a foundation on which to build and expand the position.

"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.


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:

Janet Smith
Editor, PD Quarterly
NALP
202) 835-1001
jsmith@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
  • Emily Atkinson, Torys LLP
  • Stephanie Felder, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Andrew Hales, Venable LLP
  • Stacey Kielbasa, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Kay Nash, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Beth Shackleford, University of Georgia Law School
  • Brad A. Sprayberry, Gunster
  • Scott Westfahl, Harvard Law School
  • Sheri Zachary, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Board Liaison: Charles Curtis, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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NALP
(202) 835-1001
cbrown@nalp.org

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