the international trade organization for legal procurement

best practices for buying legal services and legal technology


Published: May 2020   Pages: 57

Our market intelligence report provides the most comprehensive insight into the legal category, helping you identify key sourcing opportunities, spend dynamics, and procurement best practices for legal services.

How to get the Report:

The Report is free for Members and Friends of the Buying Legal Council. Please email Doria to get your watermarked copy.

All others, please order the Report:

Price: US$ 1,500   


Buying legal services is a challenging task. In the past, it was firmly in the hands of the legal department and the legal department alone. But leaving legal spend largely decentralized and without a consistent way to collect and analyze spending data leaves a lot of money on the table. In an era where pennies per share determines CEO longevity and stock value that is no longer an option. Given the enormous sums companies spend on legal services, a passive approach borders on negligence.

Many large organizations now bring in procurement professionals to introduce procurement best practices. Best practices from other professional and complex services can be adapted and adjusted to fit the peculiarities and nuances of legal services. Professional procurement takes the risk out of buying from lower cost, higher value suppliers. It is intelligent purchasing.

This report is the most comprehensive market overview, published by the international trade organization for legal procurement professionals.                                       



The Buying Legal® Council presented a thoroughly researched, comprehensive overview of the legal market through primary and secondary research. We show different aspects of the market that are important when buying and selling legal, alternative, and ancillary legal services.

Primary Research: Surveys among legal procurement professionals, legal sourcing and legal category managers, consultants, industry experts and thought leaders.

Secondary Research: Industry magazines and reports, legal industry webinars, government and industry websites and blogs.