Milligan College Abstract Robert Hull emerged from the deep valleys of the coalfields of southern West Virginia to stand at the pinnacle of his profession in biblical scholarship. He entered Emmanuel School of Religion with its first class of students, graduating with his M. Bruce Metzger and beginning a lifelong fascination with the textual crit- icism of the New Testament. While pursuing his graduate studies, he served local churches in Kentucky and Maryland.
PLC Which Lawyer has finally closed. A staple of the legal directory scene since the s, the directory shut its doors last month. As the know-how part of the business became increasingly successful, PLC struggled to find a place for the directory. Through its know-how services, PLC developed extensive relationships with both law firms and in-house legal departments.
If in-house departments were using your tools to put together deals, it was likely that at some point they might want help in choosing outside counsel. As a result, PLC carved out an effective niche in the publishing world.
For a while in the late s and s, it looked like the PLC directory, known as Global Counsel before it rebranded as Which Lawyer? It had everything going for it. PLC was one of the market leaders in this space — a booming area of legal publishing in the s and s.
So why did Which Lawyer close? Without diminishing its achievements — a respected and successful stand-alone business, even without the support of the wider parent company — PLC Which Lawyer never quite fulfilled its potential by going to on to become the market leader in the research directory segment.
In recent years, Which Lawyer experimented with different initiatives, and PLC appeared unsure what to do with its directory arm. There were a few years when the format chopped and changed frequently.
Editorial commentary stopped, and then the ranking tiers were scrapped. One issue was the relationship between the rankings portion of the guides and the sponsored editorial. While the PLC Which Lawyer handbooks offered an independent view of the leading law firms and lawyers in a particular market or practice, it was sometimes awkward placing the rankings alongside the paid-for editorial.
A more fundamental issue was the level of resources required to sustain and develop the product. Which Lawyer was ultimately a casualty of a business that had grown enormously and had to decide where it wanted to spend its time and money.
I got to know PLC pretty well over the years. Almost all of the law firms I worked and consulted for engaged in the PLC directory process, and some of them wrote articles for the practice area handbooks.
So a sad development for the directory world although possibly some relief for beleaguered legal marketing staff who now have one less set of submissions to compile.
More broadly, Practical Law Company is a remarkable entrepreneurial success story. For those unfamiliar with the tale, the company was founded by two former Slaughter and May tax law associates, Robert Dow and Chris Millerchip, in Their brilliant idea was to create precedents to help lawyers put together deals without having to spend an eternity wading through dense text books.
After beginning life as a magazine, the business swiftly moved online and a suite of helpful subscription-based templates and tools was created to make life easier for lawyers.
Many lawyers today think to themselves:Jan 01, · Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph Ellis represents a masterful, insightful account of 6 pivotal moments or episodes in early American History. What seemed most compelling was the author's manner of contrasting the personalities & .
Farewell to PLC Which Lawyer? PLC Which Lawyer has finally closed.. A staple of the legal directory scene since the s, the directory shut its doors last month. Ellis next turns to George Washington’s farewell address.
Ellis uses the address to explore the emerging nature of the American union as well as Washington’s intentions for the nation. Washington’s Farewell Address was printed by David C.
Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia), on 19 September Neither the proof sheet that Claypoole made for Washington’s examination nor the copy that Claypoole worked from in making the proof sheet has been found.
As you read Washingtons Farewell Address pay close attention As you read Washington's Farewell Address pay close attention to what he had to say about "entangling alliances" and the role of religion in a functioning society.
Although Hamilton’s hand is evident in the final draft, Ellis underscores Washington’s bipartisan influence, and attributes the authorship of the Farewell Address rightfully to the President. Washington used the Farewell Address to validate the power he held during his presidency.