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of the Buying Legal® Council.

The Buying Legal® Brief

Dear Member,

Learning from peers around the world is one of the best ways to find out how others are exceeding in this ever advancing field of legal procurement. That's why the Buying Legal®Council has conferences worldwide.

Today is our DACH (Deutschland, Austria and Switzerland) conference. The theme, like all our conferences this year, is Data-Driven Decisions. Our goal is to help you make better buying decisions and analyzing the data gives you the knowledge you need. But of course there is more to it than that, it's also imperative to know the latest trends and technologies, strategies on relationship building, and smart legal spend management. 

We touch on all of these topics in each of our conferences. At the DACH conference today, participants will get up to speed on:

  • Blockchain - what will the legal market face today and tomorrow?, 
  • Bridge-building - are lawyers so special? How purchasing departments outside the legal sector work - and why this is successful for companies, and
  • digital developments in legal departments, 
They also have the opportunity to participate in a workshop on Legal Spend Management, and a panel discussion on Legal procurement in different industries. 

Don't feel bad if you didn't attend, especially if you don't speak German, our EMEA Conference is just around the corner, the APAC Conference is in July and our Americas Conference is in September. 

Don't miss out! Register today! (Scroll down for more info.)

Our next Best Practice Call is Wednesday, 15 May 2019.

At the end of 2018, legal procurement expert, Megan McClintock helped us plan for 2019 with her Legal Procurement Cadence Schedule. She advised on questions such as, When is the best time to do extra reporting to identify issues? The best time to make improvements? What types of activities have consistent intensity throughout the year?

Now she is back to help us review our legal procurement strategy so far this year and help us prep for 2020. 

If you want to catch-up with her previous webinar, members can find replays on-demandhere. 

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

Time is running out to register for a Buying Legal® Conference


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.


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)


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