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    Vol. 82, No. 6, June 2009

    Our firm, like most others, is awash in paper and electronic files. What types of client files do I need to keep and for how long? When is it time to clear the decks, and how should I do that to protect client and law firm confidentiality?

    How to respond: Email your brief response (about 200 words) by July 1 to wislawyer@wisbar.org, subject line: File Disposal. Include your name, affiliation, and city. The editors will select several responses for publication and will notify you in advance of publication if your response has been selected. The next column will appear in the August 2009 issue.