1st PraeLegal International Conference at Istanbul, Turkey
We distinguish your practice...
By Muneeb Zafar
Corporate Analyst | Systems Overseer | Technical Evangelist
Year after year, PraeLegal will be embedded to become
world’s leading association of independent law firms with
more than 150 member firms, located in more than 100
well civilised states, signifying hundreds and thousands of
legal professionals across the globe. There should be one
exclusive member in each country, state or province.
The members of PraeLegal shall be governed by the
Board of Directors that reflects the membership
professionally and geographically. Each region is headed
by a Regional Council whose objective is to develop an
exclusive strategy to grasp maximum business
prospects through co-operation, exchange of knowledge
About PraeLegal Member Firms
Member firms under the umbrella of PraeLegal, offering full
range of legal services required by international clients. They
are indigenously embedded in their local jurisdictions and have
leadership amongst their local legal communities. PraeLegal
members are frontrunners in using technology within their
practises alongside the management of their firms.
For the work having international dimensions, PraeLegal
member firms can navigate clients through any legal terrain
and connect them with a broad array of legal resources and
expertise required to assist successfully meet the challenges
as to captivating the business internationally.
PraeLegal’s Membership Benchmarks
Law Firms may enjoy their
privileges after becoming
Premium Members within
PraeLegal’s official podium.
Individuals may also become
Premium Members after fulfilling
the prerequisites of PraeLegal’s
Social Media Committee.
Any Law Firm, Company or an
Individual may become an
Associate Member within the
PraeLegal’s official platform.
Associate Members, however, are
restricted to access Practise
Centre alongside other resources
existing at PraeLegal.
Becoming PraeLegal Premium Member
The application and selection process for PraeLegal membership is a strenuous one. Candidates for membership must
submit a multi-faceted written application. PraeLegal representatives will typically visit the applicant’s offices and
interview key lawyers within the firm. An application for membership must be reviewed and approved by both a regional
membership committee and the PraeLegal Administrative Board.
PraeLegal Membership Benefits
• Firm and Individual Professional Membership
• Advanced Interactive Tools
• Increment of Business Prospects
• Local, Domestic and International Access
• Greater Client Service
• Professional Development
• Imperceptible Benefits
10 Largest Primary Legal Networks
Global Networks Attorneys Jurisdictions Offices Members Year Founded
Lex Mundi 21,000 160 560 160 1989
World Service Group (WSG) 19,232 141 387 150 2003
TerraLex 15,000 155 300 155 1991
World Law Group 10,500 65 250 47 1988
State Capital Group 11,717 140 447 148 1989
Pacific Rim Advisory Council 10,000 n/a n/a 32 n/a
ALFA 9,000 110 200 132 1980
TAGLaw 7,900 150 320 150 1999
Meritas 7,140 135 237 173 1990
InterLex 6,000 134 254 134 1991
Primary Objectives Threshold
• Development and facilitation of local and global law applications.
• Focus as to communication amongst independent law firms.
• Meeting the needs of local as well as of global clientele.
• Increment as to number of law firms for sharing expertise.
Reliance as to Independency of Law Firms
• Eye on well-established, confident and independent law firms.
• Cognisance as to local market alongside comprehensive connectivity.
• Firms having larger jurisdictional circle.
• Firms offering full range of legal services in accordance with clients’ desire.
• Firms having extensive knowledge on local industry sector’s capabilities.
• Firms having understanding as to integration of business, technology and law.
The PraeLegal Directorate network intends to provide its
clients with access to dissimilar global legal resources
through its immense network of 150 well-established
independent law firms, having their offices existing in trade
centres, spanning more than 100 countries.
By working with PraeLegal, your independent law firm can swiftly connect to in-
depth local market awareness and legal expertise practically where there your
legal prerequisites may arise.
Client Involvement & Advisory Council
PraeLegal's purpose is to assist law firms in serving their clients in most
befitting manner and to augment their working relationships. Delivering
admirable client service, however, requires a deep understanding of
The PraeLegal Client Advisory Council is an extremely valuable resource for PraeLegal and its
law firms. This group of senior in-house counsel from some of the world's leading companies
provides advice and guidance in a variety of areas that enrich independent law firms' ability to
provide their clients the best possible service and to better meet the needs of in-house
• Commit to provide services as per clients’ expectations.
• Commit to provide rapid response time to the clients.
• Commit to provide technology and other resources.
• Commit to provide engagement letters, fee estimates and timely billings.
• Commit to discuss with the clients material deviations.
• Commit to provide status reports on clients’ request.
• Commit to provide well assembled legal staff, fluent in regional languages.
• Commit to address promptly the client satisfaction concerns.
• Commit to provide emergency plan as to preservation and restoration.
PraeLegal independent law firms can rely on the worldwide
network to help and serve their clients’ desires virtually
anywhere around the world.
PraeLegal independent law firms frequently work together for providing
seamless cross-border solutions to their clients. The successful solutions
exemplify ways that PraeLegal independent law firms have worked together to
up bring the effective resolutions on client issues.
PraeLegal member firms have in-depth knowledge of their local laws,
customs and judicial system and can apprise their clients at arenas of
business and political environments. Thus; member firms have forged and
resilient ties with their government and business communities and are able
to help clients successfully on navigating them towards local, legal and
Cognisance as to Local Market
Because they are successful resident firms, PraeLegal Directorate law firms have best
assembled hardworking lawyers with extensive experience and educational backgrounds. Law
firms serve a broad base of both local and international clientele and offer native as well as
English language service capability.
PraeLegal intends to be globally recognized
as the world’s most successful and trusted
Directorate of independent law firms.
This recognition is founded on the
outstanding quality of its law firms. We have
regular annual meetings and law firms know
each other on a face to face basis.
Supporting Professional Development
Through PraeLegal Directorate, law firms are able to take advantage of
many professional development opportunities, including the unique, one-
week training programmes provided through the PraeLegal Directorate that
support the advancement of lawyers’ cross-border practices and
management and leadership capabilities.
The cutting-edge online training programmes of the PraeLegal Learning Network, and the
practice development opportunities provided through meetings and interactions among its
independent law firms.
PraeLegal’s Practised Community
Find An Assignment
Submit Your Planner
Browse through the Practise Centre in order to see all open
projects, awaiting your plans. If one takes your attention, click on
the title to read the full description.
The 5 newest incoming projects shall be listed at our website.
We submit daily feeds to notify our Premium Members of new
projects, so be sure to check your Inbox.
Create a planner tailored to the project and send it via our simple
online system (just click 'send my plan').
The best plans are shortlisted, the customer selects one and the
project kicks off. We do manage invoicing, payments and ensure
that everything shall be delivered successfully through PraeLegal’s
PraeLegal’s Practise Centre
How It Works?
Tell us your project requirements using
our online PraeLegal application. This is
your description of your requirement.
It’s where you set your budget and your
deadlines so that we can get the process
We’ll shortlist the top plans for you to
review from your account. Every expert
at our Centre is already vetted, so we
can assure that every plan that makes it
to the final selection process is exactly
what you require – and more.
Select the plan and kick off the project in
your dedicated online project space. This
commences your direct collaboration
with your chosen experts, and every
part of the project can be viewed, edited
and scheduled from your online account.
The project runs on the Centre through
to final delivery and payment. During the
process you work with Centre Support,
check the progress of the project and its
delivery, rate and review your service
PraeLegal’s Social Media Committee
PraelLegal’s Social Media Committee entails a team of dedicated
personnel who’re well acquainted with social media marketing processes
across the internet. Committee members are responsible to keep an eye
on all the activities done by PraeLegal members at social media channels
notably at facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and many others.
Committee members are zealous to assist all PraeLegal’s members in publicising and
promoting their content at the podiums of their choice. The instant strategy will bolster the
presence of member firms with ultimate edge as against their rival firms. By way of re-sharing
their corresponding matter at PraeLegal’s social platforms, PraeLegal members may, however,
take an advantage as to getting more and more admiration on the internet.
Strategy for Captivating The Target Audience