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The Functional, Relational Records Retention Schedule . . . An Alternative That Works!

by Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, FAI At the same time, corporate legal departments face the harsh reality of litigation in the modern era. Plaintiff’s attorney’s armed with subpoena’s and special training in litigation warfare, bombard corporations with demands for information. Although some discovery is motivated by the desire to get to the true, other requests might be calculated to harass the corporation, cause the corporation to incur large costs to respond, and, perhaps, ...

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Destroy Your Client Files Under a Records Retention Program . . . and Protect Their Interests, Too!

by Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, FAI, MIT Summary: Most attorneys elect to keep their client files forever, believing that this reflects their legal duty to protect client interests. Some believe that client files belong to the clients and can only be destroyed with permission of the clients. Because of doubt or inconvenience, the volume of records maintained by attorneys grows each year and the associated costs escalate. Yet, destroying client files under an ...

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Easy Ways to Improve Records Management in Any Office

File classification is an important part of your company’s record management system. Long retrieval time, missing or lost files are signs of filing system deficiencies. If these situations ring a bell on your mind, this means that you are using your existing resources inefficiently and may result to lost business opportunities. Records management system is not as complicated as most people think. There are several options that can help businesses and organizations improve how ...

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Advantages of Document Management Systems

A lot of people will never be interested in trying something new unless they know that they’ll get something out of it. This principle applies to just about anything, including records management. That being said, if you want to start managing your information more efficiently, you might want to give records management a try. Preserve Vital Information Since every organization is vulnerable to loss, it is important to have a comprehensive program for protecting its ...

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What you Need to Know and Do in Response to Changes in the Law (Full)

Complete presentation by Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, FAI, President of Information Requirements Clearinghouse.  Presented at the ARMA 2014 International Conference in San Diego, October, 2014. This is the complete presentation. It is also available in three parts. Use the links below the video window to select. Portion of upcoming transcript: I appreciate your coming. Today’s session will perhaps be a little different than some of them that you have attended. Unfortunately I will be using ...

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What you Need to Know and Do in Response to Changes in the Law (3 parts)

Partial presentation by Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, FAI, President of Information Requirements Clearinghouse. Presented at the ARMA 2014 International Conference in San Diego, October, 2014. This is version of the presentation is divided into three sections for convenient viewing. The full presentation is also available. Use the links below the video window to select. Part 1 (22 minutes in length) Part 2 (23 minutes in length) Part 3 (15 minutes in length) Portion of talk from upcoming ...

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Information Requirements Clearinghouse (IRCH) provides market-leading products and services helping customers reduce costs and risks by implementing legally-defensible retention and destruction practices for their business records. IRCH is considered the leading global resource for Retention Schedule development since 1984.

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IRCH participated as a vendor at the 2014 ARMA International Conference held in San Diego, California. Donald Skupsky's gave a conference speech on the topic Legal Update 2014: Responding to Changes in the Law. The presentation and audio have been posted for viewing.

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We offer the best available expertise and experience in developing corporate Records Retention Schedules. For over 30 years, we have provided Records Retention Schedule Consulting to more Fortune 500 companies than any other service. Retention authority Donald Skupsky personally leads our top-tier yet surprisingly affordable consulting services. Click here for more about our proven approach to Records Retention.

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