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 Dues

We admit individual members only. We do not offer corporate memberships. We are offering complimentary membership (no fee) to the CIOF from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2021.

This will give you the opportunity to be part of this amazing community of senior professionals leading innovation initiatives in professional service organisations – you’ll be able to see what we do, how we do it, expand your network, share your experience and contribute to shaping the innovation space for your firms/organisations and, consequently, be part of defining/redefining your career too. You’ll see the Membership Criteria and Benefits listed above.

To join, you’ll need to email us with your name, job title, firm/organisation name, email and phone contact details at: and tell us how your work matches the Membership Criteria.


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