Effective Records Management in Law Firms Topic of Pitney Bowes White Paper

Focus on RM to help improve processes, control costs

STAMFORD, Conn., October 12, 2009 - A well-documented and enforced records management program adds consistency, compliance and structure to the enormous volumes of records and media created and received in law firms on a daily basis, according to a new white paper available from the legal solutions division of Pitney Bowes Management Services (PBMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI).

The white paper, “Law Firm Records Management,” points out that the records management (RM) solution in law firms has become much broader and more complex, and not only needs to address traditional records questions (what exists, where it is and how to get it), but must also focus on new regulations, huge volumes, and the expanded variety of records types, integration, media, and formats that exist throughout the record’s lifecycle.

“Today’s law firm is a hybrid environment of hard copy and electronic records as it attempts to migrate to a reduced paper environment over time. An effective records management program therefore, must keep pace with changing technology and an increased reliance on electronic records, while recognizing that managing paper records is still a major component of the RM operation and will continue to be so for years to come,” notes Dave Hutchinson, president, Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions (PBLS).

The white paper addresses areas such as:

  • Records management techniques
  • Problems and concerns
  • Costs associated with records management
  • RM program objectives
  • Key components of the RM solution
  • An RM solution development roadmap
  • Deliverables and benefits

The white paper can be accessed by logging on to www.pblegalsolutions.com.

Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions designs, implements and operates solutions that provide leading law firms and corporate counsel clients with end-to-end litigation support, document services, records management and office services that meet the responsiveness and accuracy standards of the legal profession.

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