Does it make sense for law firms to digitize everything in offsite storage? What is the safest and most efficient way to “cull” a few decades’ worth of physical records you no longer need? Here are some tips.
Have you spent hours searching for records, only to find that they aren’t where they are supposed to be? Companies that track their physical records manually often say they feel like they are working in the “dark ages,” relying on old spreadsheets and software tools that are no longer up to the job.
Disposition isn’t easy. Over the past few decades, a number of new federal and state regulations essentially forced law firms to get serious about document management. As a result, they invested in compliance, purchasing software solutions, like eDocs and iManage. However, these solutions failed to solve the disposition problem. Why? Because during this same period there was a dramatic growth in the volume and types of records that law firms needed to manage.