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Propel your legal research into action

In sports, it takes a proven playbook and lots of practice to win. The same can be said of the practice of law. But there’s one big difference – in law, the rules are constantly changing and you never know when you’ll find yourself on unfamiliar ground. And while traditional legal research ensures that you know what the law is and are citing the right cases, it doesn’t give you the insight and guidance needed to get through those times of uncertainty. That’s when you need legal know-how.

Thomson Reuters Practical Law is legal know-how that provides practical guidance and wisdom to propel your research into action. Over 300 expert attorney-editors obsessively monitor the changes in the law to ensure you have up-to-date resources, providing the questions you should be asking, and guiding you along the process.

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Learn how Practical Law can help

Navigate new or unfamiliar areas of law with Practical Law so you can get the answer quickly and apply it with confidence.


Empowering you to act quickly with confidence

Understand the issues

Over 300 dedicated full-time attorney-editors spend their days creating and maintaining resources they wish they had when they were practicing.  They create these under the framework of helping you quickly understand what’s important, why it’s important, and how you should proceed.

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Improve response time

Straightforward how-to-guides and clear explanations of current law and practice, giving you a critical starting point and cut down the time you spend searching, so you can respond with speed and confidence.

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Increase efficiency

Get a better starting point on contracts, agreements, and clauses. With coverage across business-related practice areas and beyond, Practical Law standard documents and clauses provide real-world applicability infused with insight from experts.

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Practice areas

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

  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Capital markets and corporate governance
  • Commercial transactions
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employee benefits and compensation
  • Finance
  • Financial services
  • Government - federal, state and local
  • Health care
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Labor and employment
  • Life sciences & FDA regulatory
  • Litigation - civil practice & procedure and specialist litigation
  • Real estate
  • Startups and small businesses
  • Trusts and estates

Practical Law allows us to provide the quality legal services that we want at a reasonable price for our clients. In today’s society, they come in and they need something tomorrow or next week. In order to do that, we’ve got to be able to get into the information as quickly as possible. Practical Law gives us that edge to be able to do that.
John Stroh
Sharpnack, Bigley, Stroh & Washburn, LLP

Add efficiency and expertise to your organization

Whether you are a solo attorney or work in a legal department at a Fortune 500 company, Practical Law has resources to suit your needs.

Solo and small law firms (1-10 attorneys)

Midsize and large law firms



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