There is a new approach to buying legal services and the new way forward is the mission

of the Buying Legal® Council.

 Weekly Brief

Do you ever wish there was a legal procurement guru who could answer all your questions? Or a library where you could go to get answers to every conundrum? 

There is! It's the Knowledge Bank on the BLC site!

We are delighted to announce the launching of our upgraded Knowledge Bank.

Years of research and collaboration with thought leaders in the industry has enabled us to create the largest collection of knowledge on all aspects of buying legal services and managing supplier relationships.

In this members-only Legal Procurement Knowledge base you will find answers to many of your questions, actionable best practices, useful tips, and inspiring ideas. 

Key enhancements to discover:

              • Find material that satisfies your requirements quickly with our "search by" function. You can search by type of work, by the goals you want to achieve, and by the legal procurement tactics you plan to employ.
              • Navigate hundreds of topics
              • Onboarding material for the first 100 days
              • Cheat Sheets, Primers, Templates, Videos, Articles, Surveys, etc.

We encourage you to let us know your thoughts and ideas about new materials we should add or new areas we should cover in the future -- and what you think of the new site!

Here's how to join in on all the Knowledge and become a BLC member.

A BLC conference may be the most important conference you attend this year. 

We know there are many conferences available to you, but allow us a moment to clarify why Buying Legal® conferences stand apart. 


The heart of our 2019 conferences is equipping you with the information you need to make better buying decisions. We've assembled some of the best industry leaders/experts to provide realtime strategies to meet you where you are and advise on future predictions. 

              • Strategies on joining forces with legal ops.
              • How data can help you get what you need from senior C-suites.
              • Relationship building and getting them on your side.



(Early Bird ends 31 March!)

Buying Legal® Council Conferences are not to be missed! If you want to sharpen your legal procurement skills, get the latest information and meet more of your colleagues, this is the place! It is the only place you will learn of the latest trends and is the highest concentration of legal procurement professionals in the world!

DACH (7 May 2019 in Frankfurt)

EMEA (11 June 2019 in London)

APAC (30 July 2019 in Sydney)

Americas (September 2019 in New York)

EMEA Pricing Workshop

Sign up for the Pricing Workshop (the day after the EMEA Conference) and save! We offer a bundle price for those signing up to both the conference and the workshop. Click here for all the details.

Click here for all the details.

Please join us on our webinar "DIVERSITY & INCLUSION" on Tuesday March 26th, 2019
Diversity & Inclusion: How to Increase Diverse Spend in the Legal Category with several diversity organizations: WEConnect, WBENC, NAMWOLF, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, National Veteran Business Development Council, chaired by Adrienne Fox (Novartis) and Milly Parekh (Johnson & Johnson)

Click here to become a member of Buying Legal Council and join our webinar.


Legal Method, Skills, and Reasoning
 Louise Boswell and Tim Sales (CMS UK): TOMORROW!

Through practical examples and illustrations, Louise and Tim will provide insight into how lawyers go about their work, highlighting key things that buyers of legal services need to consider looking for in their lawyers when purchasing specific types of legal services.

Their session will cover:

    • The key skills of a lawyer - what law firms look for when recruiting lawyers
    • Differences for civil and common law jurisdictions
    • Different types of legal services and lawyers
    • Legal process case studies (contentious and non-contentious/transactional): Getting into the minds of lawyers
    • Key considerations when purchasing legal services

What you will learn:

    • Understand how lawyers approach their work
    • Know what key skills to look for when purchasing different types of legal services
Click here to learn more about our presenters, Louise Boswell and Tim Sales

* All members receive a calendar invite. If you did not receive one, please

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES *Two new postings!*

 XCEL ENERGY - Outside Legal Services Manager and BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO - Global Sourcing Manager, Professional Services. For a detailed description of each, head on over to our Careers Page for all the info.

New Website

It's all bright and shiny and better organized BUT, PLEASE NOTE: your old password will not work. Here's what you need to do:

Go to

Click on LOGIN at the top right. The Login page will open.

Click on Forgot PasswordA new page will open which will direct you to reset your password.

Type in your email and the code that displays underneath.

An email will be sent to you to set a new password and then you are good to go!

(If you have any questions or run into any issues please contact