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.
Applying Adaptive Leadership Principles at Law Firms by Scott A. Westfahl and Farayi Chipungu
Exploring five concepts that can help law firm leaders improve the ability for individual lawyers and teams to thrive during periods of crisis.
Professional Development in a Pandemic: Pivots, Problems, and Progress by Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower and Jennifer Mandery
Insights on the industry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and economic downturn of 2020.
Turning the Page on a New Chapter for PD Quarterly by James G. Leipold
Announcing an upcoming change to the publishing format of PD Quarterly as part of NALP's 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2021.
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).
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:
Editor, PD Quarterly
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.
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