Many law departments rely solely on corporate information systems (IS) support. Some departments, however, have their own IS staff.
Of the 130 law departments that provided compensation data for the 2005 Hildebrandt Law Department Survey, 27 of them reported having at least one IS Manager. In fact, those 27 companies reported a total of 48 people in that position. As to IS Support Staff, 20 of the departments reported 64 total positions. Of the 27 departments with Managers, 15 also had one or more support staff; conversely, five law departments had no IS Manager, but reported one or more IS staff.
In the law departments with their own IS staff, each one (managers and support staff) supports 40 other people in the law department.