Published July 27, 2015, Legaltech News. In order to be effective, information governance must become part of a firm-wide culture of participation and collaboration. Read the full article.
Historically, law firms implemented most ethical walls and confidentiality screens in response to an identified potential conflict between existing and former clients in new representations.
You can reap many benefits from exchanging old records management habits for new ones — compliance with records retention requirements, controlled growth of space and costs associated with file storage and greater responsibility to the environment.
Many law firms are striving to become more responsible corporate citizens through various sustainability efforts. The inspiration to go green may be motivated by environmental concerns, business image or in response to client inquiries about a firm’s sustainability policies.
Protecting client confidentiality is a cornerstone of an attorney’s professional and ethical duties to their clients and as such a critical component of a successful law firm records and information management program.
Gone are the days of law school graduates beginning their careers as associates and staying loyal to the firms that trained and promoted them. To stay competitive, firms are aggressively recruiting experienced and well-trained talent to grow their firm.
Responsibilities in law firms are changing, so when it comes to client intake, conflicts checks, and IG / records management, whose job is it? Given the complexity of current compliance standards, these functions are shifting to the responsibility of dedicated loss prevention and risk teams. In this article, we will dissect this trend and discuss […]
Firms that put off creating an efficient records management policy run bigger risks than they realize.
Without a doubt, the biggest challenge that law firms are struggling with related to records management is how to handle electronic records. All organizations — law firms included — have underestimated the impact that e-mail would have on transforming the way business is communicated and conducted.
The importance of properly handling client- matter records has proven to be a great equalizer among firms, regardless of size, practice specialty or technology sophistication.