Preserve, Protect and Defend Your Client Records

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ABA's Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 requires that client property and files be "appropriately safeguarded." There generally is no minimum time provided for in the rules concerning how long this safeguarding must be done. Lawyers are, generally, stuck with maintaining the clients' files unless he/she can find the clients and persuade them to retrieve their material and/or create protocols in the initial agreement that the client accepts and signs.

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