The BUYING LEGAL COUNCIL® is the international trade organization for professionals tasked with sourcing legal services and managing legal services supplier relationships

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We support professionals tasked with sourcing legal services and managing legal services supplier relationships through advocacy, networking, education, research, and information.

As a membership organization, our mission is to advance the field of how legal services are bought. We aim to enhance the value and performance of those buying legal services and their organizations, share intelligence on sourcing legal services and managing supplier relationships, as well as document and promote best practices.

We identify and provide solutions to both strategic and operational challenges our members face and prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. The Buying Legal Council® facilitates an innovative dialogue between buyers and sellers of legal services, as well as other stakeholders in the legal market.


Join the Buying Legal Council® today: enhance your professional training, access practical resources and connect with your peers in the only forum focused exclusively on buying legal services. Learn more.


Participate in our Legal Procurement conferences and bootcamps in New York, London, and Sydney. Network and learn about the latest trends and best practices. More info.


If you are tasked with buying legal services, become a part of our community and join us! Members regularly connect on our conference calls and through our working groups. Share your thoughts and experiences with your peers in a protected forum. We also have a members-only Linkedin group you can join.

The Buying Legal Council® is the international trade organization for professionals tasked with sourcing of legal services and supplier management:

Who we are
  • It is the voice of the profession and promotes the interests of legal procurement and operations professionals.

  • It serves as a catalyst in bringing together specialists from all industries and geographies buying legal services.

  • It supports legal procurement and operations professionals through advocacy, networking, research, and information dissemination.

  • It advocates for the professionals and promotes the value of legal procurement and operations.

  • It keeps members on top of legal market trends and legal procurement and operations best practices.

Our Goals
  • Develop and deliver programs and products/services that provide high quality education to legal procurement and operations professionals

  • Increase the visibility and credibility of legal procurement and operations professionals and the Buying Legal Council through effective networking, partnering, and communications with stakeholders in the legal profession

  • Improve communications between members

  • Retain and recruit members from legal procurement and operations

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