Practical Law Connector 

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 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, ProLaw, and West km.

Practical Law Connectors for SharePoint

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

The Practical Law 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, Azure Search, or Elasticsearch to find the information, providing consistent search across Practical Law and other systems.
  • 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

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of Practical Law. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both Practical Law and the respective search engines. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

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