PD Quarterly

PDQ is a digital journal within the NALP Bulletin+ that offers thoughtful, in-depth explorations of lawyer and law student professional development and talent management topics by PD people for PD people. Published as a standalone journal from August 1999 through February 2021, PD Quarterly was rebranded PDQ in May 2021 and combined with the legacy NALP Bulletin brand to create Bulletin+. 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 monthly within Bulletin+, PDQ is provided to NALP members as part of their annual membership fees. Non-member subscriptions are also available.

Current Issue Archives Subscription

PDQ in the Current Issue of Bulletin+: October 2021

Understanding and Avoiding Limbic Hijack

by Jonathan Beitner

Attorney, coach, and speaker Jonathan Beitner explains why limbic hijack can affect your ability to focus on the task at hand while offering tips about how to train yourself to understand the brain’s reactions to help reduce cognitive dissonance, including practicing affect labeling and mindfulness.

A Learning Dialogue for the Evolving Legal Workplace

by Kristen Uhl Hulse
Exploring how a concept known as the Learning Dialogue can help shape ongoing professional development for lawyers in a remote-hybrid environment in the return to a new normal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Advisory Group

The PDQ Advisory Group is made up of experts in the law student and lawyer professional development fields. The group provides insight and guidance on PDQ's editorial direction.

  • Michele Bendekovic, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Stephanie Felder, McGuire Woods LLP
  • Stacey Kielbasa, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Kay Nash, Wiley LLP
  • Michelle Nash, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Reva Pollack, Ice Miller LLP
  • Shahrzad Poormosleh, Southwestern Law School
  • Scott Westfahl, Harvard Law School
  • Sheri Zachary, Saul, Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Board Liaison: Alison Ashe-Card, Wake Forest University School of Law

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