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BEST PRACTICES VIDEOS

We have a treasure trove of videos and slides on Legal Procurement Best Practices.can browse the collective wisdom on buying legal services: Get inspired, get new insights, and increase your knowledge about the legal market. Learn from your peers and experts in the field - there is no need to reinvent the wheel.


FOR MEMBERS

Members can access our Video learning materials in the Buying Legal Toolbox.
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You can also search the videos by type of work, legal procurement goals, or tactics:

SEARCH BY TYPE OF WORK

SOURCING

Manage the sourcing process
Develop sourcing criteria & purchasing strategies
• Pre-purchase evaluation of providers
Negotiate rates and AFAs
• Issue RFPs

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT

• Analyze spend and identify cost drivers

• Look for savings, budgets, forecasts

• Assess performance

• Collaborate with firms and other suppliers

SEARCH BY YOUR GOALS

• Better capture and analyze spend data

• Reduce legal spend

• Increase diverse legal spend

• Better management of legal work

• Implement formal strategies and processes

• Improve relationships with legal department/legal ops

SEARCH BY TACTICS

• Negotiate discounts

• Issue RFPs

• Develop sourcing and purchasing strategies

• Issue and enforce outside counsel guidelines

• Establish a panel/preferred list of vendors

• Require eBilling

• Negotiate AFAs

• Conduct data analytics

• Freeze rates

• Scope work (pre-matter)

• Conduct invoice audits

• Apply legal project management

• Run eAuctions

FOR FRIENDS

Friends can access the Best Practices Dialogue videos and the "Winning Proposals" videos in the Buying Legal Toolbox.
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Click here to log in to the Winning Proposals videos.

Here is a selection of topics covered in our Legal Procurement Dialogue videos:

    • From Vendors to Partners
    • A Procurement Perspective: RFXs and Rate Setting
    • Legal Services eAuctions – Hints & Tips from a Procurement Perspective
    • Expectations of Law Firms-from the Procurement Perspective
    • Changes in the Legal Economy: What to Expect - A Client’s Perspective
    • Why Procurement Asks What They Do In RFPs
Here is a selection of topics covered in our "Winning Proposals" videos:
    • How to keep your clients
    • What makes a good presentation?
    • No prize for coming in second?
    • Should you write about the client?
    • How clients choose providers
    • How to respond to the opportunity
    • Developing the bid response
    • Managing the proposals function