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Practical Law Tip – How to setup a current awareness alert?

Last Published: November 09, 2022

This tip explains how to create a current awareness email alert.

To help you stay on top of the latest legal developments for specific topics and practice areas in Practical Law you can create a current awareness email alert.

Setting up an alert is simple and quick and is a two-step process: 

  • Select the required Practice Areas
  • Schedule the Alert

You can set up as many alerts as required and have an alert for each practice area, or an alert covering a practice area which includes related sub-topics.

Create an Alert

  1. Once signed into Practical Law, click Alerts on the top right corner of the screen.
  1. Click Create Alert.
  2. Select Practical Law Current Awareness Alert.
  1. Click on the plus sign to add a topic/s for your alert. You can also click on the name of the practice area to select specific topic.
  2. All practice areas selected will now appear in the Your Selections box.
  3. Schedule Alert: allows you to choose the frequency, end date, and when to receive the alert.
    Frequency: you can choose to receive your alert Daily, on Weekdays, Weekly, Fortnightly and Monthly.
    End Date: you can specify a date on which the alert will expire.
    Alert even if there are no results: tick this box if you want confirmation that the Alert ran, even if there is no new content for your topic(s).
    Alert At This Time: specify the time zone and time most convenient to receive your email alert.
  4. Then click Create Alert.

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