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July 22, 2020

Thought Leadership, Highlights, and Insights from the Legal PD Community

At the PDC our mission is to provide leadership and direction in the development of programs, materials and resources to help our members do their jobs well. The PDC Blog is an extension of this mission. The blog serves as a community-based forum to share thoughts and ideas related to the legal professional development community.  

In keeping with our mission, we invite blog posts from PDC members, consultants, or other individuals who are passionate about legal PD.  

We always welcome guest submissions from a wide variety of perspectives.  For example, if you are in the middle of a developing a training session and think it could help others, write a post about it.  Perhaps you’re launching an initiative that’s been particularly challenging and have some advice for others, please share your experiences in a post.

If you’d like to write for the PDC blog, please review our Guidelines:


Blog editors will choose posts to display and feature. Selected posts may be promoted via social media channels affiliated with the PDC, including but not limited to:

  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Email newsletters
  • Cross-posting on PDC websites or pages
  • Encouraging staff, board members, affiliates, and others to read, comment and share posts


Photos may only be used if you have rights to use them or have received written permission from the copyright owner. Reproducing copyrighted material is not permitted. Photos that meet these criteria may be submitted for consideration to accompany a post, though blog editors may add appropriate photos or other graphics at their discretion. If you do not have a photo to accompany your piece, please submit ideas for appropriate stock imagery to give our editors a starting point.


Writers retain all rights to their pieces published on the PDC Blog. If you would like to cross-post or reprint your blog post elsewhere, please include the line "This piece originally appeared at [XXXXXXX-BLOG LOCATION]," with a link back to the original on this site.


All posts that appear on PDC and its social media platforms are edited for grammar, punctuation, style, and editorial flow. The blog’s editors occasionally will return a submission to its author to suggest changes, omissions, and/or additions that the editing team deems necessary to strengthen the post such that it may become appropriate for publishing on the blog(s).

Submissions must meet the PDC blogging team's quality standards in order to be published. Editors reserve the right to reject contributions at their discretion.

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Question and Answer

What should I write about?

  • Our posts are intended to teach and engage those working in the professional development field. As a result, we do not publish advertorials, reviews or profiles of companies or services. 
  • Professional development topics specifically for those who work in the legal industry.  Ideas include but are not limited to:
    • Trends in the legal, human capital, professional development (and related) industries
    • Best practices, learnings and take-aways from your own experiences (developed an innovative new program, launched a challenging initiative, tried a new coaching strategy)
    • Collaborate with another PDC member or professional to co-author
    • Preview or summarize content from a PDC program (or other program available to members)

How long should my blog post be?

  • We are flexible! Shorter form content is ideally between 400-600 words
  • Longer form can be between 800-1200 words

How do I submit my blog post?

  • Please submit your post or your post idea to and we will be in touch to discuss the next steps

Does the post have to be complete?

  • We are happy to work with you if you have an idea for a post but aren’t sure how to get started writing. Please email us at, and we can connect you with one of our writing-focused Trusted Advisors, who will help provide some guidance on selecting a topic and drafting your blog post.

What format should my draft post be in?

  • Please submit your blog post as a Word document which will be uploaded to the website.

What happens once I submit a post or idea?

  • Upon submitting a post, we will review the content, writing style and relevancy for the PDC Blog. A member of our team will then be in touch with you about the next steps, which often include editing, determining the time for publishing the post etc
  • If you are submitting an idea for a post, one of our team members will reach out to discuss how we can assist you with going from idea to post
  • We will notify you once your post has been published
  • Upon publication, the post will be shared across our social media channels 

How often do you accept posts?

  • We always appreciate new content and ideas and welcome posts or ideas at any time

Will I get paid?

  • We do not compensate people who contribute to or write for the PDC blog.

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