Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. PLI is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats which are delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.
PLI Mission Statement
Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.
PLI Management Team
Sharon L. Crane, President
Alan G. Cohen, Treasurer & Chief Business Officer
Craig A. Miller, Senior Vice President, Membership & Accreditation
Kara L. O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Programs
Christopher Rousseau, Chief Information Officer
Emilia Sima, Chief Financial Officer
David M. Smith, Chief Marketing Officer
Joan D. Sternberg, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Facilities
Samantha Goldsberry, Secretary
Anita C. Shapiro, President Emerita - In Memoriam
Board of Trustees
View our 2022 Annual Report
As a non-profit we are committed to transparency and compliance.
Our people make it all happen
Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make a difference in the future of the legal and business world? Are you ready to be part of a diverse culture that encourages team spirit, open communication and applauds innovative thinking? Do you value professional growth and work/life balance? Show us what you are made of and apply today!