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Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Guide to researching legal ethics, malpractice and professional responsibility, with a focus on Missouri

Being Thorough

Outline of research cycle for PR

Problem

Your Missouri law firm, which has been in existence for ten years, wishes to completely digitize its client files, scanning and then destroying any original print documents, and prospectively only using digital documents for future transactions.  Can your firm do this without the client’s consent? What are the firm’s legal obligations with respect to the files?

Illustration of working through the problem

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