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

of the Buying Legal® Council.

Technologies to efficiently, effectively and economically manage legal matters.

The Buying Legal (R) Brief



Dear Member,

Desire does not equal ability. All of us ( I think I can say here) desire cost-savings and reduced legal fees but the path to get there is not always clear. Introducing you to industry experts who may be able to shine a light in the right direction, is part of the reason the Buying Legal Council exists.

Join us for our next Legal Procurement Best Practice Call with Mark Lassiter. Wednesday, 24 April.

Mark has a "deep conviction that the business legal services market is dramatically changing and that lawyers must embrace, learn and practice legal project management to be relevant and provide value in today’s legal marketplace."

He says, "since it’s now a "buyer’s market" for business legal services, outside law firms that fail to embrace Legal Project Management as a means to achieve and implement profitable AFAs run the serious risk of becoming irrelevant and obsolete in the changing legal marketplace."

Mark will discuss: estimating and tracking legal costs, tasks and schedules with dashboards and KPIs.

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

Replays

The replay of last week's Legal Procurement Best Practice call is available!

If you missed last week's (Wednesday, 10 April) Best Practice Call, with law firm manager, Geraint Evans check out the replay here.

He discussed:

  • The changing legal market Buying legal has changed
  • How do buyers and sellers view each other?
  • Core elements of buying success
  • Buyer and seller frustrations
  • Getting the best out of your buying process
  • Strategic procurement, it's hard, but worth it!


Do you want to to increase your chances of winning proposals?

Join us for the Winning Proposals RFP Workshop.


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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 whyBuying Legal conferences stand apart. 

DATA-DRIVING DECISIONS

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.

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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 (5 September 2019 in New York)


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

 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.