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federal agencies

Accurate guidance, created and updated by experts

Like attorneys everywhere, lawyers for the federal government need to provide timely, competent legal advice to your agency clients and be responsive to other stakeholders – but you also have that added pressure of being in the public eye as a government entity that operates on taxpayer dollars – so your public scrutiny is even higher.  

  • You can never say “no” to the legal issues that cross your desk.
  • There’s constant budget uncertainty – and even the occasional shutdown – which can make it difficult to hire new lawyers or provide sufficient training for your staff.
  • And, when you’re looking for practice guidance or a template to get started on an unfamiliar matter, you can’t always get what you need by asking colleagues, using Google, or some other unreliable way to get started.
  • Finally, a high percentage of Federal workforce is at or nearing retirement – which means institutional knowledge will walk out the door along with them. 
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As a Federal lawyer, having the tools to help you get up to speed quickly, be able to tackle anything that crosses your desk, and know that you have that kind of support even when budgets are tight or frozen is a must-have. Practical Law can help.

Practice Notes

Use these fundamental resources to brush up on unfamiliar areas of law or transactions, and set yourself up for success.

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