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Professional Development Consortium Welcomes New Trusted Advisors

August 23, 2018 (McLean, VA) The Professional Development Consortium (PDC) is pleased to welcome seven new members to its Trusted Advisor program:

The PDC Trusted Advisor program encourages highly regarded legal professional development experts to share their knowledge and experiences with PDC members through educational content, webinars and online idea sharing,” says Jodi Lucena-Pichardo, PDC Programming Committee Chair and Professional Development Director at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. “The Programming Committee oversaw the process of selecting our new Trusted Advisors and we’re excited to have them join our current group of highly regarded legal professional development experts who will continue to serve in this advisory capacity.”

“The PDC Trusted Advisor program was launched in 2014 to help PDC members better engage with some of the leading experts in legal professional development,” says Don Smith, Chair of the PDC and Director of Professional Development at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. “All our Trusted Advisors have broad expertise, and each brings a unique skillset and perspective to our organization.”

  • For our members, we are providing greater access to leading experts in legal professional development, deepening members’ knowledge of core topics and refining their skills in areas that are essential to their work.
  • For our Trusted Advisors, we are creating opportunities for them to deepen and expand their relationships with the PDC and our members. Many of these Trusted Advisors helped to create the field of legal professional development and to build the PDC, which in 2015 is celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
  • For the PDC, we are further developing the educational programming and written content that make the PDC and the premier knowledge base for legal professional development.
  • For the field of legal professional development, we are advancing it towards a future that requires lawyers to find new and better ways to work with each other and serve our employers’ clients.

For more information about PDC, please contact the PDC at or 703-506-2027.