Legal Editor – Sr Thomson Reuters Remote

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The Practical Law business within Thomson Reuters is looking for a temporary contractor with substantial Georgia experience in real estate transactions, especially leasing, financing, purchase and sale and contract drafting, to fill the role of Real Estate State Specialist contractor who will edit existing Practical Law know-how content providing practical guidance for lawyers conducting real estate transactions in Georgia. In addition to general real estate transactions experience, the ideal candidate will have experience with both residential and commercial real estate contract drafting.Remote work from 20-25 hours per week for six months (or 40 hours per week for 3 months).

(Requires Windows-based computer and high speed internet.)

Responsibilities: Practical Law is looking for temporary a Real Estate State Specialist contractor to edit and maintain Georgia real estate content published with our online Practical Law Real Estate service. The State Specialist contractor will:

Research, write, edit, and update state-specific real estate transactional resources in accordance with Practical Law writing style, including practice notes, checklists and standard documents explaining real estate transactions under state law, including guidance related to financing, leasing and ownership/purchase and sale for use by attorneys at law firms and in-house counsel.

Be available to answer questions and perform research on discrete state law issues that arise in Practical Law’s final review of these resources.

Requirements: Candidates must have the following skills and experience:

  • At least six years’ experience (eight years preferred) working as a real estate transactional attorney in a law firm or as in-house counsel in the specified jurisdiction.
  • Ability to distill relevant market practice and perform complex legal analysis.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • 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 production deadlines.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
  • very close attention to detail and organization;
  • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and
  • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • The ability to be self-sufficient within a paperless environment, including proficiency navigating workplace intranets, using MS Office suite, and learning in-house publishing systems without administrative staff support.
  • J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Bar admitted in Georgia. Ideal candidates will also have the following attributes:
  • Familiarity with a variety of real estate practice areas including ownership, leasing and financing of commercial and residential real estate.
  • Familiarity with evictions, foreclosures and/or mechanic’s liens.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial real estate agreements.
  • Recent experience using Westlaw for legal research.
  • Strong academic credentials, including high class rank or academic honors in law school.


This is the pay range that the employer reasonably expects to pay for this position $46.54hour – $54.92/hour

Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K