v 2.0 of noslegal taxonomy published May 2023! 🎉 

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Sponsors and participants

noslegal is a voluntary, not-for-profit, independent organisation. 

Participants in our work are currently from law firms, legal departments, software companies together with various professionals working in relevant fields. We're really grateful for everyone's time and efforts as we build things together for mutual and public benefit.

 We do have some modest operating expenses, including this website. The image below shows organisations who have kindly provided some financial sponsorship for 2024 / 25.

Last updated: May 2024

in a nutshell


  • we're developing simpler, more usable, more beneficial ways to classify legal work and related topics 


  • this isn't a legal research project - our focus is on use cases such as managing and reporting on legal work, and knowledge and experience relating to it


  • on 31 March 2022, we published v1.0 of a taxonomy - you can read about it in this LinkedIn post 


  • some minor updates followed in November 2022, and some major extensions (v2.0) in May 2023


  • you can download the taxonomy in Excel or JSON with detailed release notes and supporting slide decks from Github. Or browse them on Google Drive


  • it's permissive open source- meaning that you can copy, use, remix, and redistribute however you wish, without payment, hidden costs or traps


  • feedback, expressions of interest in our work, ideas for projects, are very welcome - contact us through this website


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