Practising Law Institute

Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization, chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson, PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques, through seminars and workshops, live Webcasts, and On-Demand learning. PLI also publishes comprehensive treatises and practice-focused Course Handbooks in print and also through Discover PLUS, our searchable eBook library and research database.  PLI holds programs in its offices in New York and California, and elsewhere throughout the U.S., as well as in London, Hong Kong and Latin America. PLI annually awards more than 50,000 scholarships to its programs, and its more than 4,000 speakers include the most prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international regulators.




Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to helping attorneys and related professionals practice at the highest level, and preparing them to fulfill pro bono responsibilities. To accomplish this, PLI provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of delivery formats. These formats include live, innovative programs presented in state-of-the-art facilities, live webcasts, on-demand and via mobile apps.

PLI publishes and updates a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks and Answer Books which are easily accessed in print or through PLI’s online searchable database.

Our diverse, volunteer faculty and authors are highly regarded as the leading experts in numerous fields. The collective knowledge of this esteemed group enables PLI to provide programs and publications that support a range of educational needs, from addressing the needs of the new attorney or business professional, as well as the experienced professional.

A cornerstone of PLI’s mission is our long-standing commitment to the pro bono community, which includes an ever-growing number of offerings, many of which are available free of charge or on a scholarship basis.

(Revised March 11, 2016)