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Re:purging files 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 5  
Update your engagement letter to state that you will only retain files for say 4 hrs and after that you will purge the file. That way you are handling tphe file retention policy upfront and right at the beginning.
 
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Re:purging files 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Most model rules of professional conduct state that the #1 priority upon termination of representation, is that you should take reasonable steps to protect the client's interest, such as giving notice to clints and allowing time for the client to retain another counsel for which you should transfer the file. Make sure you charge for making the copies.

Also, the model rules of professional conduct state that the burden of proof for showing that it was reasonable to destroy the records without prior notice to the client is on the attorney.
 
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