6 Dos And Don'ts Of Doc Retention

Law360, New York (May 15, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Many law firms are keeping client and case files for longer than they need to out of fear of malpractice or spoliation accusations, driving up costs and exposure to potential lawsuits, experts say.

To protect themselves and keep down costs, law firms should implement policies to ensure they chuck documents related to client and case files after matters have been closed, while making sure they secure potential evidence in case they're ever hit with a preservation order.

Here, law practice managers and legal consultants lay out what law firms should consider and what they should avoid, to rein in the costs...

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