Committee on Professional Ethics
Topic: “Record retention and electronic storage.”
Digest of the Committee:
“A law firm may scan original signed retainer agreements into the firm computer system and then destroy the original agreements, provided that the firm maintains the scanned copies for seven years after the events they record.
Relevant Law: New York’s Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15(d)
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