• Associate Legal Editor

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    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a publishing production professional to fill the role of Associate Legal Editor.  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree as well as previous experience proofreading legal materials.  PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 


    This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about combining their editorial expertise with the legal industry.




    Reporting to the Director of Digital Publishing, the Associate Legal Editor will support the editorial and production work of the Publishing Department. Each Associate Editor will work closely with the department’s legal editors in the preparation and finalization of manuscript and proof as described below under Key Responsibilities,  for the publication of a variety of legal texts, including treatises, practices guides, Answer Books, and other new and updated publications for lawyers and related professionals.  



    • Manuscript Prep/Copyediting/Proofreading: Review and correct manuscript and/or proof for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format, including conforming legal citations to blue-book or other specified legal citation format, checking for inconsistencies and ensuring that author(s)’ and editor(s)’ changes are correctly integrated into the final manuscript and/or proof.
    • Formatting: Conform structure of manuscript or proof to in-house style, including front matter, chapter content, and back matter.
    • Indexing: Update indices to incorporate author and editorial changes.
    • Perform other appropriate tasks as requested by management which may involve research, gathering of primary legal materials and forms, and editorial and production support.
    • Check accuracy of legal citations where indicated.



    • This position requires a Bachelor's degree.
    • A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in proofreading legal materials in a corporate, law firm or legal publishing environment or completion of a law degree within the past three years, including editorial experience on a law review or scholarly law journal.
    • Knowledge of legal citation form such as Blue Book is required.
    • Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, grammar and spelling skills.
    • Highly proficient with MS Office.




    For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


    In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.




    PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including:

    • Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
    • PLI contributions to a retirement account
    • Ample paid time off and holidays and summer Fridays
    • Career development opportunities
    • Work-life balance initiatives
    • An interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive work environment


    Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


    Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

    EEO Statement

    PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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