The BUYING LEGAL COUNCIL® is the international trade organization for professionals tasked with


The Buying Legal Council® is the international trade organization for legal procurement. Our members are tasked with sourcing legal, alternative and ancillary legal services and managing supplier relationships.
With a laser-sharp focus on the buying of legal, alternative and ancillary legal services, our conferences are the place for education on legal procurement. We combine sharing best practices and learning new skills with cutting-edge industry insights and academic knowledge contribution.
Lawcadia is a rapidly growing Australian-based legaltech business, focused on purpose built, end-to-end legal procurement solutions that deliver transparency, accountability, and an ability to analyse data and derive insights for objective decision making and continuous improvement.


8:45    Welcome - Stuart Fuller

8:50    Welcome & Legal Procurement Trends - Sacha Kirk & Silvia Hodges Silverstein

9:10    Keynote - TBC - Richard Burcher - Validatum

9:55    TBC - Artificial Intelligence - Neil Sahota, IBM Watson & University of California - Irvine

10:25  Networking

11:00  Legal Procurement - data, tech and collaboration - Panel Discussion: speakers TBC (suggestions: James Georgis -                                                  NAB, Richard Moody - Macquarie Bank, Clare Morgan - Rio Tinto) Moderator: Silvia Hodges Silverstein

11:30  TED talk - Client-side speaker TBC

11:45  Legal Project Management - final topic TBC - Cristina Profilio & Nadia Rudder - Minter Ellison (Nadia is ex-Westpac)

12:15  Workshop - TBC - Tim Corcoran - Corcoran Consulting Group

13:00  Lunch Break

14:00  Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability for Legal Services - Pamela Cone - Milliman and Amity Advisory

14:30  TED talk - Client-side speaker TBC

14:45  Interactive Workshop - topic TBC - Warwick Walsh & Sacha Kirk - Lawcadia

15:30  Networking - Afternoon Break

16:00  GC & Legal Ops topic TBC - Panel Discussion: speakers TBC (suggestions: Sophie Bradshaw/Susan Schneider - Virgin,  Mike Chambers               - NAB, Matthew Duncan - QIC, Neil Cooke - Woolworths, Petra Stirling - Westpac)     Moderator: Jamie Levy - KPMG

16:45  Closing Thoughts - Sacha Kirk & Silvia Hodges Silverstein

17:00  Networking





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For questions, please contact

Sacha Kirk, Chief Marketing Officer (

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Executive Director (