Chief Innovation Officers Forum (CIOF)

Chief Innovation Officers Forum (CIOF)

Chief Innovation Officers Forum (CIOF)

The Centre for Legal Innovation launched the Chief Innovation Officers Forum (CIOF) in 2018. The CIOF is a community of senior professionals leading innovation initiatives in professional service organisations who come together to share experience and the exchange of ideas.


CIOF Membership Criteria and Benefits

CIOF membership is open to anyone:

  • Who is a driver of innovation and change in their firm/organisation.
  • Willing to actively contribute, share experience, lead and engage in discussion in the Forum. The CIOF is a place where you will be encouraged to candidly share your successes and failures, discuss what you learned, and offer support and advice to others so they can learn from and with you. This is not a “sales” platform, it is a community of learning.
  • Multi-disciplinary, local, national, regional and international membership is encouraged.


CIOF membership benefits include:

  • Access to a diverse network of professions and professions working in innovation.
  • Admission to three half-day events each year (webinar or face-to-face).
  • Access to LinkedIn Private Group for member only communications with peers and industry leaders wherever they might be located in the world.
  • Access to free webinars, podcasts and other resources.
  • Access to free industry research that helps your firm/organisation benchmark your initiatives against comparable firms/organisations, identify and understand relevant trends.
  • Access to exclusive CIOF discounts.

Application to become a CIOF member constitutes an agreement to be bound by the CIOF Membership Criteria and Benefits.

Please note your CIOF membership entitles you to attend any CIOF live event wherever that might occur around the world. To distinguished these from, and avoid any confusion with other College of Law or Centre for Legal Innovation events, CIOF live events will be clearly identified for members. We will hold CIOF live events in cities where membership numbers are sufficient to support us bringing people together face-to-face. Please note discounts are not cumulative.


CIOF Membership Fees

We admit individual members only. We do not offer corporate memberships. CIOF membership is FREE.

We look forward to you joining this amazing global network of competitors, clients and consultants who have come together as a learning community committed to helping their organisations deliver better solutions and also committed to helping each other to be and do better. Don’t forget to check out the Membership Criteria and Benefits listed above.

To join, you’ll need to complete this Application Form and confirm your agreement to be bound by the Membership Criteria above. If you have any questions for us about this process or the Application Form, please contact us at:


CIOF Steering Group

Alison Laird, Director, Laird Innovations is the inaugural Global Chair of the CIOF and leads its Steering Group.



Please also refer to the CIOF Frequently Asked Questions for a summary of questions and answers about the CIOF.


Contact CIOF

If you would like to receive further information about the Forum, please provide your contact details here or contact the CLI's Executive Director, Terri Mottershead, on