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May 1st, 2017: Law Day

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Today is known as Law Day. It is a day of observance that originated in 1957 when President Charles Rhyne of the American Bar Association wanted a way to celebrate the US legal system. The following year, US President Dwight Eisenhower officially established Law Day by issuing a proclamation. It is now an annual tradition for each President to issue a Law Day proclamation on May 1st. The theme for this year's Law Day is The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. To learn m...

How long do I have to maintain client files?

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The file destruction issue is a mix of malpractice and ethics issues. In short, there is no "one time period fits all files" answer. Each file must be reviewed by a lawyer with these matters in mind. Malpractice considerations - Maintain file for minimum time period for running of statute of limitations (SOL) on a legal malpractice claim, generally two years. Note that SOL may not begin to run until the malpractice is discovered. In some circumstances files may have to be mainta...