ILTACON 2018 was a success! From meeting with clients, partners, consultants, sponsors and law firms of all sizes, we enjoyed connecting with the legal technology industry and hearing what’s new. 4,100 attendees at the National Harbor makes this year’s ILTA the biggest yet. Unsurprisingly, innovation was a major theme discussed throughout the conference from the booth’s in the exhibit hall to the key note speaker.
Working closely with law firms on their IG initiatives for more than 20 years, FileTrail has learned the challenges law firms face when setting up IG programs and implementation. High overhead costs and detailed manual procedures mean that compliance with IG policies and outside council guidelines often aren’t followed as well as they could be. This leaves many firms at risk.
Want to learn all about the latest in innovations in records management (RM) and information governance (IG)? This month,FileTrail will be at ILTACON 2018 in National Harbor, MD, hosting seven breakout sessions to share what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next in RM and IG for law firms. Our breakout sessions will be held in Baltimore 5.
If you have the goal of updating your aging records management software, we have some exciting news! We can show you how to easy it is to deploy a streamlined solution that integrates all of your DM/RM systems to deliver a seamless user experience. Plus, you can now automate retention and disposition for all of your paper and electronic records with just a few clicks.
Think about how quickly data grows at law firms. Every new matter is accompanied by paper records and electronic files, many of which are governed by Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG) for when data should be destroyed or returned to the client. Moreover, OCG becomes increasingly complex every year, which is further compounded by rapidly expanding government regulations. Recently, we’ve seen their impact with the rollout of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018.
This month, leading industry publication Peer to Peer: The Quarterly Magazine of ILTA invited FileTrail to share its industry expertise on information governance. In particular, how new and evolving industry regulations are transforming the way law firms approach retention and disposition of physical records and electronic documents.
Our team is preparing to attend the ARMA Houston Chapter spring conference held at the Executive Conference Center on April 24-25. This event’s theme “Ambitions Realized, Milestones Achieved” focuses sessions on the latest innovations in records management and information governance. We’re excited to be returning to the city, seeing familiar faces, and making new friends.
Information governance means different things to different people. Recently, when leading industry organization IGI (Information Governance Initiative) asked its community members to help it define the term, respondents agreed that there are a wide range of activities that fall under the umbrella of IG. Those activities are by the chart below from the Information Governance Initiative 2014 Annual Report.
Law firms understand the importance of investing in policies and procedures to determine to manage the vast amounts of information in their possession. However, many firms run into problems when it comes to executing their information governance (IG) policies due to high costs and complexity. Inconsistent application of IG policies is a major industry concern that puts law firms everywhere at significant risk.
Starting May 25, 2018, organisations that collect and store data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries must begin complying with strict new rules around protecting customer data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations – regardless of their location – if they’re processing or storing personal data of EU data subjects.