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.
Recognizing and Preventing Burnout in the Legal Profession by Paula Davis-Laack
Burnout is closely linked to errors, turnover, reductions in work hours, and lower client satisfaction. Paula Davis-Laack suggests strategies PD professionals can use to prevent burnout in themselves and others.
Valuing the Quiet Ones: How PD Professionals Can Help Introverted Lawyers Shine Their Light by Valerie L. Fitch
We owe it to our profession to help introverted lawyers find their voices and to address the misunderstandings and implicit biases that often surround introverted lawyers.
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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