NEW YORK, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practising Law Institute (PLI) announces the appointment of Alicia Aiken as its inaugural Faculty Fellow for the Interactive Learning Center (ILC). Ms. Aiken will be a valuable contributor to PLI's ongoing innovations in continuing legal education.
Ms. Aiken, an attorney, trainer, and strategic planner has spent twenty years working within the legal and nonprofit sector to advance social justice. She brings a deep understanding of legal education needs, having practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer in the areas of poverty law, family law, civil rights, employment, and criminal defense.
Ms. Aiken is currently working on a course for PLI that will provide guidance to attorneys handling high-stress, domestic abuse cases.
Ms. Aiken has already been a key contributor to the success of two, week-long, ILC programs focusing on services to pro bono clients—programs experienced by over two thousand participants so far. Coming up in 2016, Ms. Aiken will lead PLI's third annual Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client (June 20-24) and second annual The Art and Science of Interviewing Pro Bono Clients (October 24-28).
PLI President Anita Shapiro said, "Alicia Aiken brings tremendous energy, experience and expertise to legal education. Her two PLI programs received rave reviews from our customers. We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with Alicia to create even more innovative programming in the future."
About Alicia Aiken
Alicia Aiken has been the Director of Confidentiality Institute since 2011. The Institute is a national training and policy organization that empowers lawyers, advocates, social workers, and law enforcement to protect privacy for crime victims. As Principal Consultant with Aiken Strategic Partners, she develops strategy and provides professional coaching in fundamental communication, negotiation, collaboration, litigation, management, and supervision skills.
Ms. Aiken is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan from which she received a Law Degree ('95) and a Bachelor of Arts in English/History ('92). She was an Adjunct Professor at the DePaul College of Law from 2002 to 2009 and is a regular guest lecturer for Loyola University Chicago's Civitas Childlaw Center. In 2006, Alicia was the recipient of the Chicago Foundation for Women Founder's Award for a Young Advocate. In 2009, she was named one of Illinois' "40 Attorneys Under 40 to Watch."
About Practising Law Institute (PLI) – www.pli.edu
Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training 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, through seminars and workshops, live Webcasts, and On-Demand learning. PLI also publishes comprehensive treatises and practice-focused Course Handbooks in print and also through Discover PLUS, its searchable online research database. PLI holds programs in its offices in New York and California, and elsewhere throughout the U.S., as well as in London and Hong Kong. PLI annually awards more than 60,000 scholarships to its programs, and its more than 4,000 volunteer speakers include the most prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators.
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