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Practical Law is driven by our attorney-editors

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Our 280+ dedicated full-time attorney-editors are highly qualified and have practiced at the world's leading law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies. Lending their expertise to you, the Practical Law editorial team creates reliable resources to help you with the new legal realities, legislative changes and practice areas impacting your clients.

In law, the rules are constantly changing, and you never know when you and your clients find yourselves on unfamiliar ground or need to quickly pivot. The editorial team helps you navigate the unexpected and get up to speed quickly with always-updated resources. Whether it’s a crisis, an unfamiliar matter, or an ever-evolving issue, they provide comprehensive insight and answers to your “how do I” questions.

Our editorial process

Topic selection

Attorney-editors gather and review information from customer requests, newly published resources, legal updates, news sources and customer requests.

Research

Once the topic is confirmed, the editor will spend hours reviewing and analyzing primary and secondary sources to build their own expertise.

Drafting

During the drafting process, the editor will ensure the first draft speaks to all major practical considerations, addresses related questions, and is formatted in an easy-to-read format.

Peer review

Each resource is reviewed by editors inside the practice area in related areas of law, providing substantive and thorough feedback.

Final review

A team of JDs proofread everything to ensure accurate links, uniform prose and consistency with Practical Law’s strict editorial standards.

Consistent monitoring

All maintained resources are reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes in the law or practice since the prior review.

Did you know?

  • 280+
    dedicated Attorney-Editors and an additional 1,000+ local experts contribute to Practical Law resources
  • 12,000
    hours each month are dedicated to ensure our legal answers are current
  • 70,000
    Attorney-Editors have created 70,000 resources across 15 practice areas

Hear from some of our editors

I'm that reliable, invisible friend, when you're working at 5 o'clock in the morning; you don't see me but, behind the scenes there is someone that has thought about the resources, the materials and anticipated the issues in any given transaction to make your life easier.
In-house lawyers may not be antitrust specialists, [but] need to learn the basics of antitrust law and how it might apply to their companies.
You can work on deal points and business points in terms of your M&A transaction, but if the boilerplate doesn’t work in your favor, that all goes out the window.
Lawrence Hsieh, Thomson Reuters
See for yourself why more legal professionals are relying on Practical Law attorney-editors