Client File Retention Calculator

Understanding how long your clients’ files should be retained is an important and practical step in deciding to operate a paperless law firm. Please follow the prompts and answer the questions to better understand the ethical requirements of physical file retention in North Carolina. For more information about your ethical obligations please read RPC 209, RPC 234, or contact ethics counsel.

Calculate how long you need to keep your client’s file as set forth in NC Ethics Opinion RPC 209.

Do you have consent from the client to destroy their file?


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