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Posted 585 days ago

Legal Editor - Sr


The Practical Law business within Thomson Reuters is looking for a temporary contractor with significant experience negotiating and drafting commercial construction contracts to fill the role of Construction Contract Specialist to write and edit practical guidance for lawyers nationwide.

This position calls for remote work for 20-30 hours per week and requires access to a Windows-based computer and high-speed internet.

Key Responsibilities:

Practical Law is looking for a temporary Construction Contract Specialist to work on construction-related resources to be published in our online services. The Specialist will research, write, edit, and update sophisticated construction resources consistent with Practical Law writing style, including practice notes, standard clauses and documents, and checklists explaining aspects of construction law, including guidance on drafting different types of construction agreements, for use by law firm attorneys and in-house counsel.


  • At least six years’ experience (eight years preferred) working as a transactional construction attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel.
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating a variety of construction contracts for sophisticated projects, including contracts between owners and contractors, construction managers, design-builders, and design professionals. Experience drafting design-build contracts is preferred.
  • Ability to distill relevant market practice and perform complex legal analysis.
  • Recent experience using Westlaw for legal research.
  • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, and the legal market in general.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with remote colleagues.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to meet aggressive publishing deadlines.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
  • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply;
  • the ability to pay very close attention to detail and organization; and
  • an impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English.
  • The ability to be self-sufficient within a paperless environment, including proficiency navigating workplace intranets and using MS Office suite.
  • J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school and U.S. bar admission.