Practical Law Connector for SharePoint 

Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuter’s portfolio of products and services designed specifically for the legal market.

Practical Law content is created for lawyers and includes capabilities for Practice Notes, Standard Documents and Clauses, Checklists, Toolkits, legal updates, state-specific guidance, and more.

In the legal market there is momentum behind using SharePoint as the knowledge management and enterprise search platform. The BA Insight Practical Law for SharePoint Connector provides a single point of access for lawyers to access Practical Law information in line with other firm content and knowledge.  

In addition to Practical Law, the BA Insight software portfolio for the legal market includes a number of other connectors including, but not limited to, Aderant, Autonomy Worksite/iManage, Elite / 3E, LegalKEY, NetDocuments, PLC/Practical Law, ProLaw, RealPractice, and West km.

Practical Law Connectors for SharePoint

The Practical Law connector provides direct access to the information from SharePoint based on the subscription status of the lawyers, while providing the latest information through continuous incremental crawls.

The Practical Law for SharePoint Connector is off the shelf software that addresses the following requirements:

  • 1
    Works with all content within Practical Law, surfacing it based on the user privileges of the source system.
  • 2
    Uses SharePoint search to find the information, providing consistent search across Practical Law and other systems connected to SharePoint.
  • 3
    Provides extremely high indexing throughput.
  • 4
    Practical Law is the repository of the master information and the search index has only a representation (pointers).

Future-proof your investment for new SharePoint versions and O365

With each successive version of SharePoint, Microsoft extends its core capabilities, and the same is true of new releases of Practical Law. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both Practical Law and SharePoint. In addition, the Practical Law for SharePoint Connector also supports O365 through Cloud SSA and current versions of SharePoint on-premise including 2010, 2013 and 2016.

The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release and installing and configuring it.  Or, if desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive end-user engagement

By connecting Practical Law to SharePoint, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.