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The 2014 Professional Development Institute is the “must-attend” conference for learning about current trends in lawyer professional development, exploring key issues facing the legal industry, hearing about proven programs to give your lawyers and law students the competitive edge they need, and gaining access to more than 300 law firm and law school PD contacts. If you are responsible for professional development in a law firm, law school, corporation, or government agency, the Professional Development Institute will equip you and your organization to stay ahead in today’s challenging environment.
“I was ecstatic over the agenda when I first received [the conference brochure], and thank goodness my supervisor attended as well. [That way] we could go to every session we wanted to. [I] cannot wait to share our thoughts with firm management.” — Past PDI attendee from a mid-sized law firm
How can PDI benefit law firm PD professionals?
Today’s law firm PD professionals have more varied responsibilities than ever before. The demands for increased professional development and training, combined with industry trends and fiscal realities, have added to the challenges faced by PD professionals. Whether it’s bringing greater ROI to training initiatives, developing distance learning, designing effective assessment systems, or implementing business development training, the 2014 Professional Development Institute will help you stay on top of the latest PD trends and techniques and give you access to a network of law firm PD professionals who are facing the same challenges.
How can PDI benefit law school career professionals?
Law school career professionals must constantly look for ways to help make law students more employable in today’s competitive job market. The 2014 Professional Development Institute is an opportunity for you to hear directly from law firm professionals about the skills they are looking for in first-year associates and to learn about proven programs at other law schools. Law school attendees will also find significant value in sharing best practices, new ideas, and hot topics with other law student PD professionals.
“The programming helped me determine how to build a PD program for our students, and the law school member roundtable discussion was a great opportunity for sharing ideas.”— Past PDI attendee from a law school
What can I expect if I attend?
Hear from industry leaders, experienced colleagues, and other experts; explore new approaches to lawyer and law student professional development; get practical answers to your most pressing questions; and gain access to an unparalleled network of peers and panelists. You can count on the PDI to bring you a new level of knowledge that will help you and your organization succeed.
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