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Why Information Governance for Law Firms is Becoming More Complex (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, Patrick and I discussed some of the industry’s biggest IG trends, as well as why compliance keeps getting more complex. This week, we’ll be exploring what’s behind the increase in IG audits. Patrick will also share some of his best advice for laws firms that are scrambling to comply with rapidly evolving IG directives.

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Why Information Governance for Law Firms is Becoming More Complex (Part 1)

Recently, I had a conversation with Patrick Tisdale on the topic of information governance (IG) at law firms today. Tisdale’s expertise is impressive. Prior to founding Tees River Consulting, he was the CKO of Dentons and CIO of McKenna, Long and also CIO at Orrick. Here’s a transcript of our conversation, which delves deep into how and why information governance is more complex than ever. He also has some answers about how to fix your IG processes and procedures if they’re broken.

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How a Global Law Firm Selected Its New Records Management Software (Part 1)

In 2016, the Legal Services Management and the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Dentons decided it was time for a major records management software upgrade. Over the course of 10+ years, Dentons had expanded across the globe and now had more than 7,700 lawyers. Managing disposition and retention of the firm’s physical and electronic records using the limited automation of multiple legacy IT system was inefficient and costly. Its records management system functionality had stagnated and was unable to meet increasingly rigorous client and regulatory information governance requirements.

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Four Reasons It’s Time To Replace LegalKEY

If you haven’t heard, future development for LegalKEY is over. However, that’s no surprise to anyone still using LegalKEY. Although the company hasn’t announced their records management system is being sunsetted, customers haven’t gotten any significant upgrades or product enhancements in the last 5-7 years. To give you an idea of how little effort is going into LegalKEY these days, they’ve actually gone the way of ARM/FileSurf—by outsourcing product support.

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FileTrail and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Sign a New Deal!

FileTrail is proud to announce that we recently signed a multi-year contract with South Carolina-based law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. With 17 offices and over 500 attorneys, the firmexplored several possible records management options before choosing FileTrail to ensure that its next records management solution aligned with its software needs.

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