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Akin Gump Adopts FileTrail for Information Governance Program

information governance, Information Governance Software

Very excited to announce that Akin Gump, a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers globally, has adopted FileTrail GPS to support its information governance program. 

Beyond Paper:  Automating the Destruction of Physical Records

Physical Records Management, Information Governance Software, Records Management Software

In recent years, a growing number of law firms have been moving to “paperless” or paper-light systems, with electronic records regarded as the “official” record of the organization. Certainly, law firms have come a long way in reducing their usage of paper and helping to save trees — striking a positive note this Arbor Day.

But for many firms, the elephant in the room is the large volume of physical records that have accumulated over decades — extremely costly to store and difficult to manage.

Destroying (and recycling) paper files you no longer need seems like an obvious solution. But where do you even start, when there are hundreds or even thousands of boxes residing in off-site storage with contents that could require several hundred man-hours to pull, review and shred securely?

Client-specific Information Governance & Records Retention Requirements: Is Your Firm Ready?

records retention, Information Governance Software, Records Management Software, ILTA, Matter Mobility

New ILTA Roadshow Series Sponsored by FileTrail

FileTrail has announced the launch of a new series of educational events in partnership with ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association.

The schedule for its spring 2019 ILTA Roadshow series includes stops in Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Chicago, New York, Miami, Atlanta and Seattle, from April 23-May 30.

Find us at the ALA — New Frontiers in Legal Management — April 14-17, 2019

Does your firm have the right systems in place to support its own information governance policy and procedures?

How is your firm ensuring that it is complying with contractual obligations — as well as any applicable regulations — for document retention and destruction?

The Evolving Role of Records Management

Records Management

Off the Record:  Q&A Interview on the Evolving Role of Records Management

Many law firms we work with report that the role of the records manager has changed in recent years. A growing number of firms view Records Management as a cornerstone of Information Governance — especially as clients are scrutinizing firm retention policies and as the industry as a whole is moving to embrace electronic documents and records.

In this fascinating Q&A interview with Off the Record, John Churchill, Records Department Manager at Nelson Mullins, shares his experience and insights on how the Records Department helps respond to client RFP requests; its contribution broader Information Governance initiatives; managing compliance with client-specific retention requirements; and the evolving role of the Records Manager within the firm.

Find us at The Gateway to Information Governance

ARMA, information management, information governance, Information Governance Software

The upcoming ARMA New York Chapter Spring Conference is titled, “The Gateway to Information Governance” — a great metaphor for how the records and information management field has evolved.

Trail Blazer: Nelson Mullins on FileTrail

Information Governance Software, LegalKEY, Records Management Software

 

Nelson Mullins, an Am Law 100 firm with 25 offices and more than 750 lawyers, has been live on FileTrail since April 2018. 

Davis Wright Tremaine Upgrades Information Governance with FileTrail GPS

information governance, Information Governance Software, GPS

We're delighted to announce that Davis Wright Tremaine, an Am Law 100 firm with more than 550 lawyers, has selected the FileTrail Governance Policy Suite (GPS) for information governance.

Information Governance Trends - 2018 and Beyond

information management, Information Governance Software, ILTA

As we look back at 2018, we reflect on a few key findings in ILTA’s 2018 Technology Survey with regard to information governance and records management, which show continued focus and growth in these areas across the 431 firms who responded:

Case Study: Re-Imagining Law Firm Records Management

information governance, records managment, Records Management Software, imanage