I hope this message finds you well. Today we’re going to see if you can identify with the Law firms in Clanton, Mississippi. Before we get started, just in case you missed them, here are some of the topics that we have recently touched on:
- Learn the 4 Reasons That Client Files Are Consuming your Office
- The 7 Laws that Impact HR Records Retention
- The 4 Best Practices to Avoid Becoming Addicted To Hoarding
This week we will reveal the 3 preconceived notions that modern culture has about records retention in the offices of attorneys.
Let me start by saying, I am sure that after dealing with legal matters all day long , the last thing that you want to do when you get home is pick up a novel about other lawyers… or maybe you do. John Grisham has always been a favorite author of mine. His ability to bring life to the details of a situation has always fascinated me. In his book Sycamore Row, Mr. Grisham depicts the process of trying to retrieve a file from a law office through the eyes of his main character Jake Brigance. Jake is searching for a will in a probate case dating back to the late 70’s:
He entered the freeman Law Firm in search of a client file…It would take hours. He opened drawers and looked at files, dates, names, and so on, and in doing so touched documents that had not been touched in weeks, months, maybe years. “Every room has file cabinets. Looks like the current files are kept in the lawyers’ offices, some by the secretaries.” [Read more…] about Law Firms: Discover the 3 tell tale signs that you could practice law in Mississippi