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The Buying Legal® Brief

Dear Member,

It's here! Our 2019 Buying Legal® Market Intelligence Report drops TODAY!

This is the analysis of the survey you participated in last quarter. Thank you to all who took the time. Your participation allowed us to examine the latest trends in legal procurement, focusing on purchasing decisions, cost control, tools, and analyses. The report is the most comprehensive market overview, published by the international trade organization for legal procurement professionals.

It covers key benchmarks such as spend levels and savings, as well as number of legal services providers and staffing of legal procurement. We also highlight legal procurement’s goals, influence and success. You will hear about procurement’s preferred (and most effective) tools and tactics and which value-adds procurement really wants from legal services providers.

The Buying Legal® Council’s 2019 Legal Procurement Survey gives you insights into the most important trends for buying legal services. To get the full insights for your legal procurement strategy, purchase your copy of the BUYING LEGAL® SERVICES MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT (available free of charge for Buying Legal® Council Members and Friends).

Last week we told about our new series of videos on Diversity & Inclusion that sprung from our webinar “How to Increase Diverse Spend in the Legal Category.” (Members can watch the replay on demand here.)  Watch to see how Joel Stern answers the questions: What can clients do to increase diverse legal spend? What are the three things your organization recommends to make an impact?

Did you know that we have a youtube channel? Check out are the rest of the informative videos on our youtube channel and subscribe!

Next Best Practice call -- TODAY 11:00 EST

Today's Best Practice Call with legal procurement expert, Jose Nicot will help you bridge the knowledge gap!  

Members should have received an invite, if not, please contact Doria.

It's time to share your proudest and most impressive accomplishments with the 2019 LEGAL PROCUREMENT AWARDS!

Like last year, the goal is to identify and acknowledge the best industry initiatives in areas of Legal Procurement, including Innovation, Collaboration & Teamwork, Best Use of Technology, and Process Improvement. New this year are the award categories for Pricing as well as Diversity & Inclusion.


“Leaders in Legal Procurement achieve a balance of maintaining high quality and excellent outcomes with significant savings of 15 to 20 percent or more of outside legal spend,” says Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, executive director of the Buying Legal®Council. “These awards are meant to provide a measure of recognition for achievement on the most relevant dimensions of skill and creativity.”

The Buying Legal® Council welcomes proposal submissions from buyers of legal services in any industry across the globe. Submission should include a detailed description of the project, from the project goal, strategy and implementation - to the results of the project as well as budget and return on investment. “We want to showcase the advances in legal procurement and best practices and honor those who are at the forefront of new developments,” says Dr. Silverstein.

Participate now and share your proudest, most impressive initiatives in these areas: Innovation, Collaboration & Teamwork, Best Use of Technology, Process Improvement, Pricing, and Diversity & Inclusion. Click here for more info. 

Last Chance to register for the EMEA


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!

EMEA (11 June 2019 in London)
APAC (30 July 2019 in Sydney)
Americas (5 September 2019 in New York)

It's Unanimous! 100% of attendees would recommend a Buying Legal® Conference!

We are super pleased to share that our DACH Conference was a great success! From industry experts to speaker sequence to presentation length to overall depth, we heard a resoundingYES from all the participants when asked if they would recommend a Buying Legal® Conference. 

It's not too late! Register for one of our conferences TODAY!


XCEL ENERGY - Outside Legal Services Manager GOLDBERG SEGALLA - Legal Budgeting and Pricing Manager and Swiss Re - Category Manager Claims (Location: Armonk, NY or Kansas City, MO) For a detailed description of each, head on over to our Careers Page for all the info.

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