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Practical Law

Legal know-how that gives lawyers a better start.

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Practical Law offers lawyers the know-how needed to practice more efficiently, improve client service, and add more value. Now that Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuters, attorneys can access know-how, primary law, and legal solutions – all from one trusted advisor.

"I love being able to create the types of resources I wish I had while in practice." - Eric Lee, Practical Law Intellectual, Property & Technology

Practical Legal Know-how

Practical Law content is created with the front-line lawyer in mind. Our trusted resources include Practice Notes,
Standard Documents and Clauses, Checklists, Toolkits, legal updates, state-specific guidance, and more.

Not only is our content practical – it's always up to date. We also offer free training to ensure you get
the most out of your subscription.

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 and Clauses

Provide drafting, negotiating and guidance notes, and can be downloaded into Word for easy editing and customization.

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Checklists, charts, tables, timelines and flowcharts that help make sure you've covered all the bases.

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Resources for key areas of legal risk and compliance, bundled together for one-stop shop expert guidance.

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We offer resources across all major practice areas.

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Capital Markets & Corporate Governance
  • Commercial*
  • Corporate and M&A*
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Estate Planning*
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor & Employment*
  • Litigation*
  • Real Estate*
  • Tax

*State-specific content also available for these practice areas.

See how Practical Law works for your practice:

Solo and small firms Large law firms (30+) Corporate law Government law

Meet the Practical Law editorial team

Our quality starts with our people. The Practical Law Editorial Team has practiced at the world's leading law firms and in-house departments. Now their job is to make you better at yours.

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Practical Law Webinars

View our free on-demand and live webinars to gain expert insight on key legal topics and earn CLE credit.

Practical Law Webinars

Read what our customers say about Practical Law.

"Practical Law complements our practice approach by providing our transactional lawyers relevant, current, and highly functional tools and information. ... It is an excellent partner for a smaller firm that regularly negotiates complex transactions."

Charles P. Carter
Partner & CFO, Summit Law Group PLLC

"Very practical resource with easy to find answers.
I think it is the best on-line resource for in-house counsel."

Scott Catlett
Corporate Counsel, Yum! Brands

"Practical Law provides efficiency - it gives us a jumpstart on the basics, so we can quickly dig into the meat of an issue and provide the client with the needed advice."

William G. Connolly
Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

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