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Practical Law

Practical legal know-how for lawyers

Practical Law is legal know-how that goes beyond primary law and traditional legal research to give lawyers a better starting point. We provide standard documents, checklists, legal updates, how-to guides, and more – created and continuously maintained by our 200+ expert attorney-editors.

Our subscribers – including 85% of Am Law 200 firms, 2000+ corporate law departments, and countless attorneys in government, mid-size, and smaller law practices – use our know-how to practice more efficiently and add more value for clients.

Our job is to make you better at yours.

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Why Practical Law?

Practical Law is the leading legal know-how solution. Here are some features that set us apart:

  • Easy-to-use search and functionality
  • Depth and quality of our editorial team
  • Analysis and content that is exclusive to Practical Law
  • Extensive review and vetting process
  • Resources that are always up to date

Practical Law enables us to respond to our clients quickly and effectively, delivering increased efficiency and value.

Scott M. Coffey
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Practical Law Know-How Resources

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Practice Notes

Practice Notes

Standard documents & clauses

Standard documents & clauses



State Q&A

State Q&A

What's Market

What's Market

Practice Notes

Straightforward how-to guides and clear explanations of current law and practice, ranging from basic overviews to detailed analysis for specialists.

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Standard Documents & Clauses

Standard documents and clauses provide practical drafting and negotiating guidance and can be downloaded and saved in Word for easy editing.

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Practical Law checklists, timelines, and flowcharts help make sure you've covered all the bases.

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State Q & A

Review and compare state law across multiple practice areas, including:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

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What's Market

A tool that lets you search, review, and compare summaries of recent deals and filings to help you stay informed of current trends and market practice.

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The team behind Practical Law

The quality of our service starts with our people. Our team of attorney-editors has practiced at the world's leading law firms and in-house departments, and with over 200 full-time editorial team members, we have the largest know-how team in the nation.

Laura Sulem

Laura Sulem

Tasha Hutchins

Tasha Hutchins
Corporate and M&A

Eric Lee

Eric Lee
Intellectual Property
& Technology

Meet the team

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One platform for know-how resources and legal research

You can also access Practical Law through Thomson Reuters Practice Point, the first of its kind solution to integrate Practical Law legal know-how with essential Westlaw resources, West KM, and other time-saving tools. With over 2,000 tasks organized across 11 practice areas as well as an in-house counsel project menu, Practice Point is curated by the Practical Law Editorial team to feature the most relevant resources so you get the answers you need quickly.

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Get to know us

Explore our magazine, webinars, and podcasts.

Practical Law - The Journal, Transactions & Business

Practical Law - The Journal
Transactions & Business

Covering the latest transactional and compliance topics across major practice areas.

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Practical Law - The Journal, Litigation

Practical Law - The Journal

Covering key issues and developments in litigation practice and procedure.

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Practical Law Live and On-Demand Webinars

Live and On-Demand Webinars

Visit our webinars page to gain expert insight on key legal topics.

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Practical Law Podcasts

Down the Hall with Practical Law

Join our "What do I really need to know?" discussion for insights on trending legal topics. No legalese; just expertise.

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The best way to see how Practical Law can benefit you is to explore our content. We offer free trials to attorneys looking for a better way to practice. Simply fill out the form below. You will not be required to provide any payment information.


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