Interim / Outsourced CIO Services for Law Firms and Legal Organizations
A law firm’s success in IT requires leadership with both technological know-how and a strategic perspective. LawTech Partners has the proven ability to deliver that rare combination of legal IT operations experience and. We provide interim, supplemental and fully outsourced CIO (Director of IT / IT Manager) services. We deliver leadership with the experience and capacity to transform a law firm’ IT capabilities, aligning technology investments with business goals. Our success comes from our pragmatic approach that leverages years of governance in different law firms spanning various sizes and reaching across the country.
The Role of CIO
If your firm needs to replace a departing IT leader or the existing IT management team requires support to lead the organization through a needed change or special project, LawTech Partners can help. Many facets of today’s legal environment mandate that a firm’s IT organization evolve in sync with the business. Effective IT leadership recognizes when the timing is appropriate to make investments in application platforms and infrastructure to enable the business to deliver on its growth objectives. Knowing how to protect the existing assets, maintain the current operation and migrate into the future require a specialized skill set – a skill set that LawTech Partners has a reputable ability to deliver.
- Provide veteran CIO/CTO temporary staff for management of IT function
- Interview candidates
- Perform turn-around specific functions – improve IT management, project management systems selection, infrastructure and/or operations
- Transfer experience/knowledge – reduce timeframe for turnaround to occur
- Infrastructure architecture and design for voice, data, converged networks, systems and environments
- Technology investment – define infrastructure cost improvements and prioritize relative to budget requirements
- Vendor selection and vendor management
- Vendor contract negotiation
- Review of service provider contracts such as internet service and telephone [contracts/billing including long distance agreements], software and hardware maintenance & support agreements.
- Organization – develop a clear IT charter and communicate IT and business expectations
- Create effective organizational structures with clear roles, responsibilities and functional definitions
- Training & mentoring – develop a training/mentoring program to improve business acumen and “best IT practices” to create a professional IT team
- Establish clear communication channels between IT and business operating units