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  • Retention and Destruction of Electronic Client Files in the Cloud

    April 05, 2019

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    As more lawyers store their electronic files in the cloud through vendors like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box, or through practice management software like MyCase, RocketMatter, or Clio, they will eventually deal with the issue of what will happen to those files when they close their practice.

    by Hong Dao

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  • Data Hoarding: A Potential Risk for Law Firms - Part II

    April 20, 2018

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    In my previous blog post, I discussed the risks and reasons lawyers over-save data. This post is about how lawyers can avoid hoarding data. Don’t start indiscriminately deleting or shredding files to avoid hoarding data. The process must be thoughtful and deliberate.

    by Hong Dao

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  • Data Hoarding: A Potential Risk for Law Firms - Part I

    March 15, 2018

    It may come as no surprise that law firms routinely store huge amounts of client and administrative data in both electronic and paper format. Although lawyers are legally and ethically required to retain certain kinds of data, some data is retained unnecessarily. When you store data you aren’t required to keep or don’t need, it’s called data hoarding.

    by Hong Dao

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