Practising Law Institute: A Brief Overview By Theodore H. Friedman

Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides continuing education to lawyers and other legal professionals. Founded in 1933 and associated with the State University of New York, PLI has a trusted, eighty-year record of expanding opportunities for continuing legal education nationwide. The Institute’s goals are to supply up-to-date information for those who already are established in their careers, and to offer education and mentorship to those who are just starting out in the field.

One of PLI’s most important functions is to provide lawyers with practical information about their profession. PLI uses the legal experience of seasoned attorneys and disperses it across the discipline and across the country in the most cost-effective ways. The Institute sends instructors to lecture and teach not only at their headquarters in New York and California, but also in an ever-expanding range of locations, including Georgia, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

About the Author

Theodore H. Friedman is a successful attorney with over thirty-five years of experience. He was one of PLI’s better-known instructors during the 1980s and 1990s, when he taught courses there in trial preparation and the conduct of trials.