Practicing Law Institute

Anita Carr Shapiro

The Practicing Law Institute website has announced the passing of PLI President, Anita Shapiro. In 2015, Shapiro appointed as their first female President. She joined PLI   in 1999 as a program attorney, then rising from Vice President to Executive Vice President until her appointment as President in 2005. According to her Linked In profile, Shapiro spent two years as a Litigation Marketing Manager at Mayer Brown.

Many in the law librarian community may also remember Shapiro as a Westlaw Account rep in New York City from 1990 to 1999. Shapiro remained a great supporter of the law librarian community and she sought the perspective of law librarians who participated with other legal professionals on the PLI Advisory Board.

More about Shapiro from the PLI In Memoriam page:Continue Reading PLI Mourns the Passing of  Its First Female President Anita Shapiro

PLI is offering a free one hour webinar on June 11th at 3 pm.  You must register on the PLI website and use the code: FREE COVID. Here is the description of the program.Register for free at this link

COVID-19 and Issues for Legal Librarians

As the legal community adjusts to the COVID-19 new normal virtual work environment, law librarians face unique challenges.  It is vitally important for law librarians to be proactive in monitoring the needs of the respective practice areas they support, including ensuring adequate research is being performed in those hot Covid-19 practice areas and ensuring alerts have been set up to monitor late breaking
Continue Reading PLI Offers Free COVID Webinar for Law Librarians on Thursday June 11th

Practicing Law Institute (PLI) will be removing their content from Bloomberg Law at the end of 2017 when the current license ends. PLI is one of the premier Continuing Legal Education Providers in the U.S. The big question is – will PLI content show up on Lexis or Westlaw. The answer is “no.” According to