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Issue 57 | May 2019


This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
Information governance

We like terms of art and when it comes to data, that term is information governance. When a business frames anything in governance, it raises the importance of the issue for management. Information Governance is the management of information in an organization to maximize its value and minimize associated risks and costs. As lawyers, if there is one thing we have a lot of, it is information. But Information Governance is more than just securing information. It is the management of that information, key factors including:

  1. Having up to date retention and disposition policies;
  2. Knowing where information, especially personal information is located; and
  3. Having policies that limit access to data.

Good practices in this area will help you see the value in information you have (e.g. legal research for prior files, precedents) and enable you to keep what you have secure.

Review the following resources: