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Connecting you with the legal resources you need, organized the way you work

Thomson Reuters Practical Law Connect™ is the first-of-its-kind solution that integrates Thomson Reuters Practical Law™ legal know-how resources with essential Thomson Reuters Westlaw™ legal research. Discover firsthand how Practical Law Connect works.

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Select your task, project or content type

Avoid information overload with our proprietary task-based menus. The clean, straightforward interface directs you to the most relevant practical guidance and tools, so you can feel confident you’ve identified the necessary legal resources to approach the task at hand. With Practical Law Connect, you can seamlessly access the right information all from one page.

Resources for lawyers, curated by lawyers

More than 230 Practical Law attorney-editors handpick the resources featured for each Practical Law Connect task. You can feel confident that you have access to the most up-to-date and relevant legal information from both Practical Law and Westlaw. The Practical Law Editorial Team has practiced in the world’s leading law firms and in-house departments; now their job is to make you even better at yours.

Learn how Practical Law Connect can benefit your practice

Whether you're a law firm attorney or in-house at a corporate legal department, Practical Law Connect provides a better way to work for attorneys who advise, negotiate and draft legal documents to ensure that business dealings comply with relevant statutes and regulations.


Effectively manage outside counsel

When your legal department needs to retain outside counsel, the legal resources you find on Practical Law Connect will enable your team to better scope and manage the work being handled by the firm.


Be a strategic partner to the business

With Practical Law Connect, your legal team will be able to respond to the board and other business clients much faster and at less cost. The task-based organization makes it easier for you to find on-topic resources needed to educate business teams on legal issues facing the company.

Get practical insights with comprehensive legal research

Practical Law Connect brings together expert legal know-how and the most preferred online legal research platform, so you can get the practical guidance you need, right alongside the primary sources, secondary material or other time-saving tools for the task you’re working on. What’s more, these legal resources are categorized by practice area, task and an in-house counsel project menu.


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Improve your firm's bottom line

Practical Law Connect allows you to quickly access the legal information you need using the intuitive task-based menus. With legal resources organized by your selected topic or task, you can complete matters faster, resulting in less written-off time, fewer non-billable hours and more profitable fixed-fee arrangements.


Increase attorney efficiency

Seamlessly access expert legal know-how and deep legal research — all from the Practical Law Connect platform. Focus on getting work done rather than wasting time digging through multiple resources to find the information you need.


Focus on client service

Practical Law Connect helps you quickly identify what you need — whether it’s a model document, checklist or filing — to respond to client inquiries, even on matters outside of your expertise. You can also leverage the legal resources available on Practical Law Connect to create client service alerts and training materials, which enhance client loyalty and aid business development efforts.


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What Practical Law Connect customers are saying

"Practical Law Connect has helped me and my legal team perform at a higher level by offering resources specifically tailored to in-house counsel on a platform that is easy to use. We are a very lean organization, so having some extra horsepower in the tools we use is extremely important."

Michael Auger
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Ever-Green Energy, Saint Paul, MN

"For me, one of the greatest benefits of Practical Law Connect is that it classifies information based on practice area, using menus organized in a way that intuitively makes sense. Practical Law Connect allows me to get back to the client in a timely, responsive manner, with information I know is correct."

Nick Vivian
Attorney, Eckberg Lammers
Stillwater, MN

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"We invested in Practical Law Connect to help get better lawyers faster. Practical Law Connect enables us to bring associates up to a high level faster, and be better contributors to the work product. The result is a better product and better results for the client."

Kevin Howley
Senior Shareholder, Corporate and M&A
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee WI

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Why In-House Counsel choose Practical Law Connect

Thomson Reuters engaged Blue Hill Research to interview current in-house customers to understand the drivers behind investing in Practical Law Connect. See why in-house counsel use this intuitive task-based solution to create a more efficient, cost-effective legal department.

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