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Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/07/2018

This is a sample records retention schedule with citations.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/19/2018
4 pages

Outlines sample data map population strategies.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/16/2017
5 pages

This is a sample of data map design strategies.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/19/2018
7 pages

Outlines key concepts and recommended practices for creation of a Data Security policy.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
12/22/2015

This social media policy concerns software for archiving, ediscovery, compliance and records management.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/14/2018

This is a sample procurement contract review process map.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/16/2017

This is a sample data map example showing data map system table fields.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
06/03/2016

This sample record retention policy lays out the recommended minimum retention periods applicable to company documents based on legal requirements and practical considerations.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel, compiled by Regina Freitas, Senior Manager & Assistant General Counsel
Publication Date
03/16/2018
4 pages

How do you deal with employee data after termination? In this article, various companies provide answers in post-termination situations dealing with electronic and company data.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/19/2018
2 pages

Charter for a cross functional Information Governance Committee.

An Information Governance Steering Committee, comprised of senior level people, with cross-functional capabilities, can drive the program though the organization. An Information Governance Committee Charter documents the purpose, structure and roles and responsibilities of the Committee.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Checklists
Publication Date
03/07/2018
1 pages

This is an information governance senior management business case checklist.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/07/2018

This is a sample records retention schedule without citations.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/16/2017

This is a sample of data map population strategies.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/16/2017

This is a sample of data map use cases.

Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
03/16/2017
5 pages

This article outlines the benefits of replacing a reactive, ad-hoc discovery process with a proactive litigation readiness program that can substantially reduce the risks and costs of implementing legal holds, collecting relevant electronically stored information (ESI), and otherwise responding to eDiscovery requests for companies based in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/19/2018
3 pages

Sample project plan for starting or upgrading a records retention or information governance program.
One of the first tasks in developing your program will be creating a list of projects and priorities. A good roadmap will include projects, tasks and resources over a two to three-year timeframe. Be sure to evaluate which projects will have the greatest impact to the organization and look for short term quick wins. Quick wins will demonstrate the benefits of the program and help build momentum for future projects.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Publication Date
03/16/2017
5 pages

This white paper explores the reasons that defensible disposition programs stall out, and outlines several strategies to help organizations “push the delete button” with confidence.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/19/2018
5 pages

This sample form outlines what a data map is, as well as some design strategies.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
ahurst
Publication Date
10/01/2016

This article addresses questions for employers to consider and some of the key issues that social media use (and misuse) presents for employees.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Articles
Author
Jillian Chavis, University of Maryland Law School
Publication Date
01/14/2015

This Quick Overview addresses the role of E-Discovery in developing information governance policies in the United States. Although many organizations are developing information governance practices to extract business value from their existing data, they are not simultaneously addressing the potential risks and costs associated with that data, particularly when the data is electronically stored.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Publication Date
02/15/2015

For middle market companies with small in-house staffs, eDiscovery missteps can be costly and damaging. This QuickCounsel shows middle market companies how to understand and properly implement legal holds.

Articles
Author
Jason R. Baron and Yodi Hailemariam, Drinker Biddle & Reath
Publication Date
07/07/2016

This short article summarizes ten key areas where in-house counsel may consider the use of data analytics either as a solely in-house measure or in connection with engagements with outside counsel.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Publication Date
03/30/2017

This Wisdom of the Crowd (ACC member discussion) addresses the challenges associated with moving from hard copy contracts and towards electronic records management systems, under US law. This resource was compiled from questions and responses posted on the forum of the Law Department Management ACC Network.*

Articles
Author
Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services
Publication Date
05/01/2016

This resource presents ten key considerations about developing an effective Document Retention Policy (DRP) that can be used in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
02/22/2017

This top ten lists ten tips when implementing a record policy for electronic information including emails, files and records in databases.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Source: Resource Library
Region: Global, United States
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
08/08/2017

This brief resource (QuickCounsel) speaks about employee behavior change management programs for Information Governance in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
03/06/2018

This Top Ten lists the attributes of a modern, compliant and executable records retention schedule

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
03/06/2018

This Quick Counsel outlines how to hire, train, develop objectives for, and supervise a records management & information governance team.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Federal Trade Commission
Publication Date
06/01/2015
20 pages

This article is a security guide for businesses published by the United States Federal Trade Commision.

Articles
Publication Date
10/18/2016
33 pages

This 4th annual LegalSEC study provides key insights into the InfoSec programs and practices specific to legal firms.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
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