Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Law Firm Information Governance

Law Technology News Reports on developments for a "Framework Proposed for Law Firm Information Governance."
  • "A Proposed Law Firm Information Governance Framework," in the form of a 52-page report, debuted today. It came out of a series of discussions on strategies for safeguarding law firm information that law firm leaders had in May at a symposium in Chicago.The report defines information governance in the context of law firms, clarifies what's involved to administer it, suggests security assessments, and explains how to implement such policies."
  • "Such approaches should help lawyers meet their professional responsibilities regarding client information, recognize regulatory and privacy requirements, and rely on participation and collaboration, the report continues. 'With information governance, firms are better able to mitigate risk, improve client service through increased lawyer productivity, and reduce the cost of managing the information needed to support the efficient delivery of legal services,' it states."
  • "'There are so many different definitions for information governance out there, but none that were very specific to a law firm environment,' said Rudy Moliere, director of information governance and records management at White & Case, in New York. Moliere co-chaired the meeting. 'Most of the time [in the meeting] was spent synthesizing our thoughts as opposed to debating what should be on there," he said. For law firm information and technology leaders, 'This will provide them with a road map,' Moliere said."
Participants in the information security working group included Brian Lynch from IntApp, Shawn Knight from Venson & Elkins, Brianne Aul from Reed Smith, Mark Lagodinski from Sidley Austin, Eric Mosca from InOutsource, Paul Singleton from Bingham McCutchen, and Susan Trombley from Iron Mountain.

For more information and detail, see the complete report.

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