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Practical Law

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Practical Law is driven by 300+ seasoned attorney-editors whose sole job is to create and maintain timely, reliable, and accurate resources across all major practice areas.

How-to guidance

Easily and expertly apply your new knowledge with practical resources to help you work efficiently and with confidence.

Jumpstart your work

Spend less time searching for a template, building a presentation, or delving into an unfamiliar area with easy-to-use tools that provide a great starting point.

Tap into a team of experts

Practical Law is driven by 300+ seasoned attorney-editors whose sole job is to create and maintain timely, reliable, and accurate resources across all major practice areas.

How-to guidance

Easily and expertly apply your new knowledge with practical resources to help you work efficiently and with confidence.

Jumpstart your work

Spend less time searching for a template, building a presentation, or delving into an unfamiliar area with easy-to-use tools that provide a great starting point.

Learn how Practical Law can best serve you

See how our user-friendly, expertly created resources can help you get up to speed quickly and advise with confidence

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Standard documents and clauses

Accelerate the drafting process

Access up-to-date documents and clauses, filled with drafting annotations, notes, and negotiation tips, provided in the recommended legal language of our expert attorney-editors.

Practice notes

Expand expertise by leveraging ours

Practice notes provide plain language explanations of complex legal issues and help you get up to speed on a new or existing matter, allowing you to do more work in less time. 

Checklists

Complete tasks with confidence

Legal checklists are presented in the form of timelines, flow charts, tables, decision trees, and lists of issues, ensuring end-to-end completion of any legal matter.

Additional benefits

What’s Market

Gain access to a database of summaries for publicly filed deals. Analyze and compare terms or features across multiple deals and link to underlying public documents.

Toolkits

Toolkits provide broad coverage of a topic with a collection of standard documents, practice notes, and legal updates that enable you to complete your work with confidence.

Matter Maps

Get an overview of everything that needs to be done on a given matter, with links to relevant Practical Law resources, all in one place.

State Q&A

Find answers to state law questions and compare laws across multiple jurisdictions.

Legal updates

Stay on top of the latest legal news and market developments in your practice area.

Automated documents

Quickly create custom documents using our questionnaires, getting you to a better starting place.

What’s New

Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set

Even more ways to unlock the power of Practical Law expertise 

Navigate, visualize, compare, and interact with Practical Law resources and content to generate new, deeper insights and get the answers you need faster. 

Explore plans for law firms, companies, and government agencies

Respond to clients faster with resources such as how-to guides and checklists, created by expert attorney-editors. 

Basic plan

Practical Law Foundation

Expert attorney-editors ensure you have up-to-date checklists, overviews of legal topics, and more.

Expanded plan

Practical Law

Access all the content in Practical Law Basic along with continually maintained and up-to-date standard documents, forms, and clauses with detailed annotations.

Premium plan

Practical Law Premium

Gain access to all the transactional and litigation Practical Law content, along with how-to guidance from our attorney-editors.

Access up-to-date guidance that enhances productivity, helps attorneys navigate unfamiliar topics, and deliver superior client value. 

Comprehensive plan

Practical Law Preferred 2019

Meet the demand for a more efficient practice, enhance productivity, and improve response time.

Integrated plan

Practical Law Connect Preferred 2019

Integrate Practical Law resources with Westlaw legal research, organized by task and the way you work.

Rely on expertly created and accurately maintained resources to solidify your status as a trusted advisor to your company.

Basic plan

Practical Law Basic

Get full access to thousands of how-to guides created by attorney-editors, so you can proceed with confidence and efficiency.

Expanded plan

Practical Law

Includes all Practical Law content and time-saving tools to keep your department efficient, current, and in compliance.

Premium plan

Practical Law Connect

Integrate Practical Law resources with curated Westlaw legal research, organized by task and the way you work.

Meet the demand for diverse types of legal matters quickly and efficiently, with accurate and up-to-date resources. 

Standard plan

Practical Law

Access thousands of legal resources created by expert attorney-editors, including how-to guides, checklists, and other resources to help you practice more efficiently.

Integrated plan

Practical Law with Westlaw Edge

Complete tasks faster and more efficiently by integrating Practical Law know-how with the leading research functionality of Westlaw Edge, including access to all State and Federal primary law.

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