How long must an attorney keep a client's records?

 The exact timeframe that an attorney must keep a client’s records varies significantly from one state to the next. Typically, state rules that govern the professional conduct of lawyers, as well as state ethics committee opinions, dictate the length of time for which an attorney must keep client records on file. For example, Alabama requires attorneys to maintain client records for six years, whereas Illinois requires a seven-year retention period. 

Speak to an Experienced Litigation and Appeals Attorney Today

This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified litigation and appeals lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local litigation and appeals attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.

Additional Litigation and Appeals Articles

Search LawInfo's Litigation and Appeals Resources