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Practical Law

Practical legal know-how for lawyers

Practical Law for Solo and Small Law Firms


Practical Law's continuously updated resources help you get up to speed faster in new practice areas, keep more work in-house, and build repeat business and referrals.

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Relationship Management

Building and maintaining long-term client relationships is easier with Practical Law. Using our standard documents and clauses, checklists, and toolkits, you can respond quickly to client requests and questions – even those outside your usual practice areas – to build repeat business and trust.

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Business Growth

Practical Law's thousands of concise, current resources bring you up to speed quickly. Find straightforward how-to guides and clear explanations of current law and practice that allow you to handle more work for existing clients and encourage referrals – even if the case is outside your primary area of expertise.

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Greater Confidence

Practical Law's trusted resources are continuously monitored and updated by our attorney-editors to help ensure your legal services are accurate and current with today's law. Our resources also work seamlessly with the tools you use every day, including Thomson Reuters Westlaw, Firm Central, and Drafting Assistant, so you can work quickly and confidently.

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Practice Areas

Practical Law offers expert guidance for all these 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.

Examples of How You Can Use Practical Law

  • You make most of your money doing general corporate law, but one day a great client has a union employment issue
  • Your family law client needs to have a new will drawn up due to the birth of a child, but you've never drafted one before
  • Although you typically handle personal injury cases, a friend asks for guidance in forming an LLC for her company
  • Ensure you haven't missed an issue that could lead to litigation against your client

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What's Market

An easy way to stay on top of current trends and market practice. Search, review, and compare summaries of recent deals and filings.

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95% of respondents said they are either satisfied, very satisfied, or extremely satisfied with Practical Law.

*Based on a survey of solo and small law Practical Law customers, October 2013.

Q: Which benefits are you realizing from Practical Law?*


Get up to speed more quickly
in new practice areas.


Respond more quickly to client
requests and questions.


Keep up with best practices
and key changes in the law.

*Based on a voluntary survey of solo and small law Practical Law customers, October 2013.

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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The sample toolkit includes: Choosing an Entity Comparison Chart (Checklist) Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Contracts (Practice Note) Commencing a Federal Lawsuit: Overview (Practice Note) Term Sheets (Practice Note) Employee Non-compete Agreement (Practice Note)

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