"Don't Hit Delete: Electronic Record Retention in the Workplace," ALI CLE Webinar

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Date   Nov 21, 2017

Greg Grisham will present the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education webinar "Don't Hit Delete: Electronic Record Retention in the Workplace" on rules for filing, retaining, protecting, and destroying records for you client and your firm.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 PM

About the Program
Storing records electronically has always been considered the “future” of record retention. However, for most businesses, organizations, and law firms, the future is now. Regardless of whether your client’s company has already made a full transition to electronic records, or is currently maintaining the hybrid existence of paper and digital information, it is essential to have a comprehensive electronic record retention policy detailing the proper procedures for storing, accessing, and destroying personnel information, emails, text messages, and other electronic records.

What You Will Learn
The storage of electronic files presents a unique set of challenges even for seasoned professionals. The strategy of retaining all records permanently “to be on the safe side” is not an option that should be pursued, while the failure to retain critical digital information could come back to haunt your client’s organization should it fall prey to either an audit or legal action. Further complicating retention issues are the myriad agency regulations and federal and state laws that often overlap, and sometimes conflict, causing a lack of clarity about what exactly is required for the compliant retention of documents.

This 90-minute webcast that will address the legal and regulatory requirements and practical considerations for electronic information retention and destruction, as well as best practices for paper documents that are being transferred to digital or kept separately.

This informative webinar will cover:

  • 20 common records management mistakes
  • Which employment records are required to be maintained and for how long
  • Creating a workplace records policy
  • Managing risks associated with electronic employee records
  • Do’s and don’ts to consider when going paperless
  • Requirements for electronic storage systems
  • Duties involved with preserving electronic files for litigation
  • Recent cases and lessons learned
  • Electronic document destruction best practices
  • Best practices for privacy and protecting restricted data

Have a question for the faculty? Send your questions to tsquestions@ali-cle.org. Questions submitted during the program will be answered live by the faculty. In addition, all registrants will receive a set of downloadable course materials to accompany the program.

Who Should Attend
Attorneys who are aiding clients, or re-evaluating their own firms’ policies, in the organizing, saving, and destroying of company records.

To register for this webinar, click here.