July 01, 2012

Hoarders: Cleaning Out the Client File Clutter

George C. Cunningham

Lawyers’ records fall into two distinct categories: business records and case or client files. Many business records, particularly those that deal with money and people, are subject to both federal and state laws that specify how long specific types of information should be kept. Case or client files include everything that you created or accumulated while you were providing service to the client. Case files are the primary focus of this article.

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