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This is your year. The year you breakthrough and reach new heights. You know how we know it? Because we are going to help you get there!

2019 brings more opportunities for growth, for transforming old processes, for information on the latest thinking and practices, for untapping your potential, and opportunities to collaborate and share best practices.

Here's what we have planned so far:


PLEASE PARTICIPATE! We need your voice!

We are committed to advancing research into the buying of legal services and to act as an advocate for Legal Procurement in the industry at large. As part of this effort, we do a yearly survey to better understand our ever-changing procurement landscape. This year we have included a number of new topics. Our goal is to share with you best practices in Legal Procurement.

Raise your voice and click here to participate. 

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 Password. A 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

Best Practices

Law Firm Economics, Activity-Collared AFA's, Estimating and Tracking Legal Costs, and Building Trust -- A Legal Procurement Change Management Journey are just a few of what is scheduled. Click here to see the full schedule so far.

Members: you will receive a calendar invitation.  

Legal Lessons

You do not need a law degree to be a successful Legal Procurement professional, but buying legal services is challenging. The law has its own language and traditions. There are many complex concepts and nuances. And even if you have a law degree from one jurisdiction, better understanding legal concepts of another jurisdictions will always help.

Our Legal Lessons series will help close the knowledge gap: 60-minute live webinars on a variety of legal topics and legal systems will help you become a better, more sophisticated buyer of legal services.

Click here to see our forthcoming schedule. 


In 2019, the Buying Legal® Council is excited to launch a series of interactive sessions designed to create unique networking opportunities for BLC members throughout the year.  The sessions will be held during or near major industry events including several in New York City, Washington DC, Research Triangle, London and Switzerland and will provide great exposure for members to industry leading career experts and educational forums on popular legal sourcing topics. 

Look for the next session near you, starting soon!


Buying Legal® Council conferences are the place for education on legal procurement. Our conferences have a laser-sharp focus on the buying of legal, alternative and ancillary legal services. We combine sharing best practices and learning new skills with cutting-edge industry insights and academic knowledge contribution.


SAVE THE DATE and Join us in 2019: 

DACH (7 May 2019 in Frankfurt)
EMEA (11 June 2019 in London)
APAC (30 July 2019 in Sydney)
Americas (4 & 5 September 2019 in New York)