Do I Need a CIO for My Law Firm?


This is going to be a short read.
When it comes to whether or not your law firm needs a CIO, the greatest and most clear indicator is that you’re asking the question to begin with.
After helping DC law firms navigate technology for nearly 25 years, our company has seen firms in all stages of development. And across the board, when partners begin entertaining the idea of bringing in a CIO…it’s generally time to bring in a CIO.

How to determine whether your law firm needs a CIO

Let’s dig a bit deeper into the conversation. What problem arose that made the lightbulb go off in your head that hiring a CIO might be the solution? In other words, what led you to type some variation of “Do I need a CIO for my firm” into your search bar?
Here are some common scenarios:

  • You’re concerned about your existing technology, whether it’s in terms of current performance or its ability to support your future initiatives.
  • You don’t have anyone dedicated to dealing with the regulatory compliances you’re subject to.
  • You’re trying to improve the efficiency of your billable staff, but you’re not sure where the inefficiencies are and how to remediate them.
  • Your current IT team understands your technology…but not your business.


If any of these resonate with you, then YES, you should start seriously considering bringing a CIO aboard your leadership.
Here’s how much it will cost you.
Here’s what you need to look (or listen) for in a candidate.
Here’s our contact information if you need any help.

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Topics: CIO, consulting, law firms