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The Practising Law Institute Debuts the Pocket MBA eMentor

Jul 30, 2010 (10:07 AM EDT)
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New tool teaches attorneys the basics of finance and accounting

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practising Law Institute (PLI), the nation's largest producer of continuing legal education, has recently released a new learning tool designed to supplement the legal professional's understanding of accounting and finance: the Pocket MBA eMentor.

The Pocket MBA eMentor divides the three books in PLI's popular Pocket MBA series into seventy interactive modules that provide information on key accounting, financial, and economic terminology and concepts that figure prominently in business dealings. Topics in three core areas — financial statements, company valuation, and dealmaking/M&A — are broken down into bite-size segments and explained and illustrated through a video presentation and accompanying text.

The eMentor's dual-coded presentation of the material helps associates and other professionals who may lack a formal business background to retain information while fleshing out a greater understanding of finance. Rather than relying on web searches or textbooks, the eMentor allows users to access the entire database for use as both a quick reference and an overarching training tool.

The eMentor is available to law firms and companies through a group license, and can be accessed either through installation behind a firm's firewall, or via the PLI website. A full list of topics and a demo of the Pocket MBA eMentor is available here.

About Practising Law Institute:

Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933.  PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge.  We achieve these goals through the highest quality seminars held annually in locations across the United States, regularly supplemented treatises, audio CDs and DVDs, MP3s, live Webcasts, Course Handbooks, CLE Now web programs and private label solutions, all with the guidance of practice specific Advisory Committees.  PLI is headquartered in New York City and also maintains offices in California.

Since its founding, PLI has witnessed more than three million registrations and publication purchases by lawyers and allied professionals.  In recent years, PLI, in line with its mission, has expanded its offerings to include pro bono and public interest areas, and a law school division to strengthen the relationship with law school students and faculty.

SOURCE Practising Law Institute