Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #1986/7-8

January 13, 1987


In destroying original client files, and microfilming same, a law firm must return original documents to the client, and exercise care to preserve the confidentiality of client files.  (Rules 1.15(a)(1); 1.16(d); 1.6(a))


Do the Rules of Professional Conduct permit the destruction of the original client files after they have been microfilmed?

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