The BUYING LEGAL® COUNCIL is the international trade organization for professionals tasked with

SOURCING LEGAL SERVICES and MANAGING LEGAL SERVICE SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS.

How do you know if you're “getting what you paid for” from outside counsel?


The Buying Legal® Brief



Dear Member,

How do you really know if you’re getting what law firms or legal service providers promised to deliver? 

You could hire business analysts to review law firm invoices and billing data, or to analyze such data using various software programs, but while such data provides information about the activity and cost of legal services, does it bear any rational relation to what was promised?

How do clients know if they're “getting what they paid for” from outside counsel?

As Legal Project Management systems, methods and processes mature, it is now possible to estimate and track actual legal tasks, costs, schedules, risks and resource availability against what was promised (or assumed) and to present such data through dashboards and KPIs, which can provide 24/7/365 "real time" reporting about legal matters - not only at the "project" level, but also at the law firm, office location, department, and practice group levels as well.

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

This webinar provides an introduction to this emerging field, and shows the characteristics and attributes that corporate clients and providers must have in place to provide dashboards and KPIs – something every legal procurement manager must know to look for when hiring counsel.

Join us Wednesday, 24 April for Mark Lassiter's presentation.

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.

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

Replays & Recordings in our Knowledge Bank

If you missed one of our Best Practice Calls, you can find the replays of the video presentations in the Knowledge Bank.

Some recent highlights include:

April 2019 | Buying Legal Services - How Buyers and Sellers Can Help Each Other


March 2019 | "Diversity & Inclusion"

February 2019 | Tim Corcoran  "Law Firm Economics"

Members click here and scroll down to "Search By Type of Resource."

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We know there are many conferences available to you, but allow us a moment to clarify whyBuying Legal conferences stand apart. 

DATA-DRIVEN 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!

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