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.
In the Current Issue: August 2018
Innovating in Training by Kelli Dunaway
How can we help turn an industry mired in precedent into one embracing and creating new ways of lawyering? Here is how one firm’s Business Academy has taken on that challenge.
The Missing Ingredient: How to Use Liminal Thinking to Enhance Lawyer Learning by Donna M. Branca, Jon Krop, and Sheri M. Zachary
Taking a liminal thinking approach to the delivery of professional development programs and coaching can potentially increase the learning of lawyers and law students.
The Rules of Retail for a First-Year Performer by Werten Bellamy
This open letter to first-year associates taps into the rules of retail to offer advice for success. Readers have permission to share this article with their new associates and law students.
Each Law Student Must Take Increasing Ownership Over Professional Development During Law School by Neil W. Hamilton and Jerome M. Organ
A competency-based curriculum that shifts responsibility from the teachers to the learners would greatly benefit law students, faculty and staff, legal employers, clients, and the legal system.
Retain Your Talent: Offer On-Ramping Programs to Support Lawyers Who Take Parental Leave by Manar S. Morales and Sejal M. Shah
Talent management professionals play a key role in ensuring that both their law firms and their firms’ new parents gain maximum benefits from the firms’ on-ramping programs.
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