In the first remote PD Insider interview, Jim Lovelace, Director of Talent Development at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, spoke with Craig Miller about maintaining consistent and compassionate leadership with a newly-displaced team. Their discussion highlights the present-day challenges facing PD teams against the backdrop of COVID-19 and evergreen insights to enable successful coaching and management practices at your firm.

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Craig Miller is PLI’s Senior Vice President for Membership and Accreditation. He leads the customer-facing teams at PLI and is responsible for product strategy and accreditation. Prior to joining PLI in 2017, Craig held leadership positions at ProQuest and Thomson Reuters.

Jennifer Bluestein

Jennifer Bluestein, Chief Talent Officer at Perkins Coie, visited PD Insider to address one of the leading issues facing PD teams: ensuring new associates find their footing and excel at a large law firm. In her lively conversation with Craig Miller, Jennifer expands on many of the concepts explored in her bestselling PLI Press title, An Associate's First Year: A Guide to Thriving at a Law Firm, sharing well-tested best practices and valuable insights for helping your new associates begin a successful career.

Burt Lipshie

PLI President Anita Shapiro sat down for a special edition of PD Insider with longtime colleague Burt Lipshie, a renowned member of the Professional Development community in New York and beyond. In his illustrious career, Burt has impacted countless attorneys and PD professionals through his work at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he now serves as Senior Counsel, and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he is the Professor of Practice and Director of Advocacy Skills Training. In their candid conversation, Burt and Anita discuss the history of professional development, the PDC, and how lawyering has evolved during his career.

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PD Interactive brings you all of the tools you need to succeed in your role while working remotely during the challenges of COVID-19. Our first two episodes of this monthly interactive webinar series address creating effective eLearning.

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