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  • 150,000
    hours of content reviewed by our attorneys in 2020
  • 300+
    experienced attorneys keeping you up to date
  • 70,000+
    resources covering 15 practice areas

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Streamline your daily tasks. Get up to speed fast in new practice areas. Keep up with the ever-evolving legal industry.

Practice Notes

Save hours of research using current, clear how-to guidance on the law.

Contracts and agreements

Download up-to-date legal document templates and edit them in Microsoft® Word.

Checklists

Simplify processes with easy-to-use checklists, flowcharts, and timelines.

Toolkits

Summaries, templates, articles, and explanations of specific legal topics all in one place. Stop searching and spend more time growing your practice.

Automated documents

Improve accuracy and speed. Automate legal document drafts with Contract Express.

Matter Maps

Make it easy for clients and colleagues to understand work phases and core tasks.

"I really like the non-compete state law Q&A [because] you get information from practicing attorneys who actually practice law in the state in question."

Large law firm attorney
Source: 2016 Practical Law Customer Survey

Meet the editors

The experts behind the ideal resources for your firm

Tasha Hutchins

Tasha has over 10 years of deep experience as a senior M&A attorney at Pfizer, Inc., Dorsey & Whitney LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Janelle Wrigley

Janelle spent nearly a decade as both an antitrust attorney at the FTC and as an associate at Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett LLP, where she specialized in securities, insurance, and trade litigation, and antitrust regulatory clearance.

Lawrence Hsieh

For 20 years, Lawrence practiced law at Shea & Gould, Japan’s Komatsu & Koma, the Sojitz Corporation, and in private practice. He specializes in developing supply chain resources.

Trusted legal expertise

Practice areas

Get up-to-date resources covering all major practice areas created and maintained by our 300+ attorney-editors.

  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Capital Markets & Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Government Practice: Federal
  • Government Practice: State & Local
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Labor & Employment
  • Life Sciences & FDA Regulatory
  • Litigation: Civil Practice, Procedure & Specialist Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Start-Ups & Small Businesses
  • Trust & Estate

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Plans for small law firms

Practical Law provides the resources needed to help you take on matters with confidence. Practical Law's experienced attorney editors obsessively monitor the laws to ensure you have the most up-to-date resources when you need them.

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Increase efficiency

Instantly access up-to-date materials relevant to your client’s issue and stop wasting your time searching for resources or updating your own old materials.

Work with confidence

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What firms like yours are saying

As a solo I dont have a firm that has a repository of standard documents and forms. Practical Law fills that role and the notes provided invaluable to insure that the terms are customized to my clients particular needs!
For any topics which we need legal research, Practical Law is our first stop.

Plans for midsize and large law firms

Stay current with changing market demands while driving firm efficiency. With resources created by experienced Practical Law attorney editors, you can ensure your firm has the necessary tools to get up to speed quickly and serve your clients.

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Meet today’s demand for a more efficient practice by accessing diligently maintained resources and the latest analysis of current market trends.

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Reduce the time spent getting up to speed on changes in the law so that you can respond faster and with confidence to your clients.

What firms like yours are saying

Practical Law has saved me an inordinate amount of time in documenting transactions. It is very helpful to have up to date form documents, legal developments, standard clauses, and market news all in one place.
Practical Law is a tremendous asset to our busy transactional practice. It allows us to quickly and confidently research market standards.

Plans for corporations

Help your department support the organization with up-to-date resources from Practical Law.

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Save time and outside counsel costs by utilizing expertly created resources, allowing you to keep more work in house.

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Boost your department’s standing within the business by providing concise summaries and fast answers to urgent queries.

What corporations like yours are saying

Practical Law is a must-have service. The practice notes, articles, and updates contain all the information I need to have at my fingertips, packaged succinctly.
As an in-house counsel at a startup, there are hundreds of little issues that crop up every day. In looking for answers, I spend either too much time researching or too much money on outside counsel. Practical Law Connect has totally changed the way I work. Practical Law Connect is now my starting point for any legal issue, and it's usually the endpoint too.

Plans for large corporations

Help your department support the organization with up-to-date resources from Practical Law.

Strengthen your legal department today

Enhance efficiency

Save time and outside counsel costs by utilizing expertly created resources, allowing you to keep more work in house.

Improve response time

Boost your department’s standing within the business by providing concise summaries and fast answers to urgent queries.

What corporations like yours are saying

Practical Law is a must-have service. The practice notes, articles, and updates contain all the information I need to have at my fingertips, packaged succinctly.
As an in-house counsel at a startup, there are hundreds of little issues that crop up every day. In looking for answers, I spend either too much time researching or too much money on outside counsel. Practical Law Connect has totally changed the way I work. Practical Law Connect is now my starting point for any legal issue, and it's usually the endpoint too.

For government attorneys

Maximize your day and meet the demands of your job quickly and efficiently. Practical Law helps you take on the broad and diverse legal issues facing government attorneys daily.


Practical Law for Government

Our expert team of attorney-editors creates and maintains thousands of practical resources, toolkits, and checklists so you don’t have to.

Annotated Standard Documents and Clauses
Quickly draft or benchmark agreements, deals, filings, and more using precedents that feature expert guidance and can be downloaded and saved in Microsoft® Word for easy editing.

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

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

Toolkits
Easily access related resources through these one-stop shops for core areas of legal risk and compliance.

Legal Updates
Email updates that keep you current with the latest legal developments.

State Q&A
Review and compare state law across multiple practice areas.

Jurisdictional Resources
Filter resources by individual state or at the national level.

Global Guides and Cross-Border Topics
Access Global Guides and Cross-Border topics for international guidance.

Featured Updates
Stay on top of the latest legal and market developments via weekly and monthly email updates.

Browse by Content Type
Proprietary task-based menus allow you to browse by topic or content type, then easily access practical guidance and tools relevant to your task.

Streamline your legal department

Enhance efficiency

Accomplish more in less time with succinct, expert-written practice guidance.

Improve response time

Boost your department's standing with better first drafts and fast answers to urgent queries.

What our customers are saying

Practical Law is a must-have service. The practice notes, articles, and updates contain all the information I need to have at my fingertips, packaged succinctly.

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