Hiring In-house Records Management or E-discovery Staff?

Many companies are creating or expanding their in-house records management and e-discovery staffs. One question I often get from clients is what type of skills should they be looking for in candidates. This is an important question as these roles have changed significantly during the past five years.

First, as inferred in this article's title, many companies are combining their records management and e-discovery functions into one group. Records management is fundamentally about keeping and deleting records, and e-discovery is about knowing and producing all the documents you have. A strong records management program will beneficially impact e-discovery, and many e-discovery tools and processes can drive good records management.

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Mark Diamond

Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO of Contoural, Inc., is a regular contributor to Inside Counsel on Litigation Readiness and Records Information Management. You can e-mail...

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