Ethics Matters

Mark Dubois: Overwhelmed By Old Papers

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


I am engaged in an epic project. As part of my duties as incoming president of the Connecticut Bar Association, I have been working in the basement of CBA global headquarters in New Britain trying to winnow essential records and historically significant ephemera from the heaps, piles, drifts and dumpsters of paper accumulated over the last century or so.

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  • Mr. DuBois may wish to enlist the services and guidance of a legal technology professional. There are a number of very sound cloud based storage alternatives out there being used by Fortune 500 corporations every day. Megauplaod - was never one of them. Thumb drives do not have a "short lifespan" but they can lose data. The lesson learned, be sure to back up our backups. Years‘ worth of documents can be quickly scanned, securely stored and copied in minutes. This was true ten years ago well. The problem is not with technology or retention policies, the problem is with attorneys not adopting the same business practices and methods the rest of the professional world has used for decades.

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