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How legal research tools can make a difference for you and your client

· 5 minute read

· 5 minute read

It’s been a tough year (to say the least).

Along with living through a pandemic, you may have dealt with different challenges – from working remotely, to distance learning, to worrying about loved ones. And perhaps more than anything, you’ve had to accept that there are more unknowns now than ever.

Your clients are dealing with the same stressors. The last thing they need right now is an unexpected legal issue. But when lightning strikes – and they go from needing legal documents drafted on real estate agreements, to needing information on foreclosure and bankruptcy – they’re so grateful they have you. They know you, they trust you, they need your help.

This can add more to your already full plate as clients may be coming to you with legal issues that aren’t in your everyday wheelhouse. How can you find time in your over-packed schedule to get up to speed in an unfamiliar practice area?

Something’s got to give. Everyone needs help – yourself included. How do you ensure you’re getting the help you need while also being there for your clients?

Today’s legal research tools can relieve the pressure

Where to begin? That’s always the daunting question at the start of learning a new practice area. Not long ago, you were able to walk down the hall and tap into a colleague’s knowledge. But chances are, remote working has made that accessibility a little hard to come by these days.

Today, firms have adopted legal technology to help meet some of these new challenges. Increasingly, attorneys turn to their legal research tools. And ensuring you have the right tools is key to getting the help both you and your clients need. After all, you wouldn’t cut your lawn with a pair of kitchen shears.

You want a legal research resource that provides access to expertise and know-how to get you up to speed and on your way as fast as possible. You need something to help cut through the noise and get to the right answers more quickly. Practical Law is this tool. It offers resources such as:

  • Practice notes
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Checklists
  • Toolkits for critical starting points
  • State Q&A
  • How-to guides and information
  • Thousands of additional resources to help you get started and stay up to date

And, best of all, Practical Law gives you access to the expertise of more than 300 attorney editors whose full-time jobs are to provide support, institutional knowledge, and expertise on all areas of the law. It’s like having a legal research team of 300-strong working specifically to keep you updated, informed, and practicing at your best.

Practical Law is here for you … and your clients

With Practical Law, you have access to the attorney editors, and your clients have access to you. Your stress over whether or not you can afford to turn a client away can be put at ease, and your clients can continue to feel confident that it’s you, their trusted attorney, who is handling legal matters for them.

Get the tools you need to take on your clients’ current and future legal problems.

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