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West LegalEdcenter and Celesq ® AttorneysEd Center Announce Corporate Counsel Town Hall Continuing Legal Education Series
CLE Leaders Introduce Innovative Concept to Cover Breaking Topics

Date: August 10, 2006
Press Contact: Leonard Lee

EAGAN, Minn., August 10, 2006 – West LegalEdcenter from Thomson West and Celesq® AttorneysEd Center, both industry leaders in continuing legal education (CLE), today announced an innovative series of programs designed specifically for in-house counsel: the Corporate Counsel Town Hall Series. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

West LegalEdcenter ( www.westlegaledcenter.com ) is the premier online CLE service, with the largest and most current library of local, state and national online CLE content. Celesq® AttorneysEd Center ( www.celesq.com ) is a leading provider of high-quality, cutting-edge CLE programs to attorneys throughout the United States in a variety of multimedia formats.

A unique aspect of the Corporate Counsel Town Hall Series is that participants will be able to provide input on discussion topics. This means each program will address a specific practice area or industry-specific topic that is highly relevant to corporate counsel. It also will allow the programs to follow hot topics and breaking news. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to present the faculty with questions prior to each event, so that they can shape the expert discussion.

The inaugural Corporate Counsel Town Hall event, to be held Sept. 19, 2006, will focus on Technology Law. The program will be chaired by renowned Technology Law expert William A. Tanenbaum, Esq., from Kaye Scholer LLP. The event will be hosted at West’s corporate headquarters in Eagan, Minn..Leading in-house lawyers from around the country will be invited to attend, and the program will simultaneously be offered online as a live webcast at West LegalEdcenter. Additional information is available online at www.westlegaledcenter.com.

About Celesq AttorneysEd Center
Celesq® AttorneysEd Center (www.celesq.com) is a premier provider of high-quality, cutting-edge continuing legal education programs to attorneys throughout the United States. Unique in its ability to offer attorneys their choices of formats, from audiotapes, videotapes and CDs, to online streaming audio or video, Celesq was designed with the attorney’s comfort and convenience in mind. Contact Sharon Levine Mirsky, Esq., at (561) 241-1919 or slmirsky@celesq.com for more information.

About West LegalEdcenter
West LegalEdcenter is the premier online continuing legal education service. West LegalEdcenter maintains the largest and most current library of local, state and national online CLE content. The site offers approximately 200 new CLE programs, over 500 hours per month, from leading bar associations and CLE providers — all searchable by practice area, jurisdiction, specialty credit, event type or content provider, including a live webcast calendar. West LegalEdcenter also partners with the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and other respected national and local content providers to provide leading CLE content.

About Thomson West
Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., Thomson West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and was formed when West Publishing and Thomson Legal Publishing merged in June 1996. For more information, please visit the Thomson West Web site at west.thomson.com.

The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2005 revenues of $8.4 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,500 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).



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