Practical Law

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Practical legal know-how that helps lawyers work smarter, save costs and deliver better service to clients.

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PLC review by User in Hospitality
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"Quick Answers When You Need Them"

What do you like best?

Practical law is very user friendly and provides detailed summaries of just about any area of law you can think of that are easy to read and digest. Prior to starting any new project or discussing one with other executives it provides a useful background to guide the conversation and make sure key areas are addressed.

What do you dislike?

The information is a mile wide and often only an inch deep. While it gives you an overview that is helpful it lacks the depth that expert practitioners need to actively guide or manage a project or resolution of a complex issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to give the product a thorough test drive and try it out on a problem or issue you are actually facing. Also the contract is generally non-negotiable however the evergreen provision can be amended upon request.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used practical law to research best practices related to a variety of real estate and business transactions, including structuring of joint ventures and construction matters. The content is high quality and can also readily be understood by non-attorney readers (for the most part).

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PLC review by <span>Raymond T.</span>
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"Practical Law is Easy to Use and Practical"

What do you like best?

Practical law is easy to navigate and easy to use. It is organized my practice area, resource type, and jurisdiction. This makes it easy to find what I need (whether it is a guide, or a document).

What do you dislike?

There aren't any major cons, but there are some resources that are better from other providers (such as Lexis Nexis). This just depends on preference.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I suggest checking with other users to ask what they use it for, and to see if Practical Law has the best resources for what you are looking for (again, other providers may have better resources for certain practice areas).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Practical law provides practical guidance and resources that help with daily practice (as opposed to theory and academic oriented resources).

What Legal Research solution do you use?

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PLC review by <span>Scott B.</span>
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"Great when they cover your topic ..."

What do you like best?

Practical Law is a great resource when they cover your topic. When they don't, it's frustrating. They keep adding content all the time.

What do you dislike?

Holes in their coverage. Yes they keep adding content, but when your topic is not covered, it's exasperating. Sometimes articles are a little superficial.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Love the forms, and the Q and A docs; often very helpful.

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Useful legal tool"

What do you like best?

As a corporate associate, I use practical law fairly often as a guide for what’s current in the legal world (i.e. forms and general know how). It’s a helpful tool for general overviews on specific topics, such as certain transaction types as well as certain speciality areas. It’s also super helpful for checklists and standard phrases that we need to insert in documents.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the descriptions are far too general and not sufficiently helpful to really drill down a point.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This becomes the first step in the process before doing a general google search that takes forever to find.

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Great tool"

What do you like best?

Practical law is easy to use and a great tool for young litigants. If you want to understand what a notion is used for or the framework governing such motions, practical law is perfect for you.

What do you dislike?

Not every subject matter is covered by practice law, for example immigration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you are searching for more information

regarding a litigation strategy, motion, etc. look to practical law to supplement your research.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have gained familiarity with aspects of litigation that were previously foreign to me.

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Practical law"

What do you like best?

Practical law is the best research product I have ever used for transactional attorneys.

What do you dislike?

It has a complex interface. I really do not enjoy the images on the site or the connection to west law

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Research issues I benefit from the tools offered and information available

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Extremely helpful for templates and forms"

What do you like best?

Practical Law and the templates and forms for contacts or any other agreement it provides are one of the most helpful resource I use in my practice

What do you dislike?

Nothing, very useful, the site even has its one search box where you are able to type in the type of guidance you are seeking and the practical law search engine generates the relevant pages

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Forms, templates and guidance for niche areas

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Great resource"

What do you like best?

The ability to obtain state laws surveys, state law template documents

What do you dislike?

It's not updated in every respect. You have to pay attention to the date of the publication.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you practice in multi discipline, multi state or transactional practice, it's very valuable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves a ton of time trying to research state laws or to get a hold of a sample agreement that's state law compliant.

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Associate"

What do you like best?

Easy to use forms with great insight including having very detailed information regarding provisions in documents

What do you dislike?

Lacking some material such as forms for states like Nevada

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use for purposes of learning about certain provisions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding forms for mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance

PLC review by User in Law Practice
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"Good resource in limited circumstances"

What do you like best?

Often gives me a place to start when I have no idea where to start otherwise

What do you dislike?

Often too generic for practical use with my documents

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good place to start; need more to finish

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have realized benefits related to document drafting

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