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Records managers within an organization mitigate risk and ensure regulatory compliance. They ensure every document is accounted for, summarized, and available, which makes the process consistent and reliable. This course will help you identify your role in the typical litigation process, including the steps of a typical litigation and your role in litigation. RIM programs are based on regulations; therefore, various regulations and landmark legal cases will also be discussed. You will walk away with an understanding of the players, terminology, and consequences of your failure to comply with discovery requests. This course provides you with critical reasons as to why preservation of records should not be taken lightly.
 
This course also includes the guideline Records Management Responsibility in Litigation Support at a reduced cost as part of your purchase and provides a thorough introduction to the subject matter.
 
Each section of this online course contains audio and review questions, and you can download printable course notes for easy offline reading and review.

This course may be purchased individually and is also included in our Essentials of RIM Certificate Program.

You have 12 months from the date of registration to complete the course.
 

Estimated time of completion: 2.5 hours

ICRM Maintenance Credits: 2.5


Domain: Risk Management      Level: 2
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.     Define how records and information management (RIM) policy and procedures provide the foundation for solid business operations
2.     Define how the records retention and disposition program supports the records management program
3.     List the four duties associated with records management
4.     Explain the core U.S. federal laws and regulations which govern most businesses
5.     List the elements of a litigation readiness program
6.     Identify the steps of a typical litigation with an emphasis on records management considerations and requirements
7.     Summarize the best practices for the legal hold process

Section 1: RIM Supports Organizational Compliance
Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:
1.     Define how records and information management (RIM) policy and procedures provide the foundation for solid business operations
2.     Explain how the records retention and disposition program supports the records management program and what it should include
3.     Describe how the records retention schedule supports litigation

Section 2: Duties of Records Management
Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:
1.     List the six duties associated with records management
2.     Explain the importance of each duty
3.     Describe why each duty affects the outcome of the records retention schedule

Section 3: Laws, Regulations, and Agencies
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Explain the core U.S. federal laws and regulations which govern most businesses
2.     Describe the importance of industry specific laws and regulations and how they affect a records retention schedule
3.     Give examples of state and local laws and regulations that affect businesses
4.     Discuss the importance of addressing international laws

Section 4: Standards, Guidelines, and Best Practices
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Describe standards and best practices and how they are developed
2.     Summarize the importance of guidelines
3.     Define the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping PrinciplesĀ®
4.     Outline the importance of ethics in records management

Section 5: Litigation Process Defined
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Define terms and concepts pertinent to records and information in litigation
2.     Define the roles of the records manager in the litigation process
3.     Provide examples of laws and regulations that affect records managers in litigation
4.     Discuss the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)
5.     Explain the eight Generally Accepted Recordkeeping PrinciplesĀ®

Section 6: Litigation Begins
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Identify how a lawsuit begins
2.     Define key terms in the litigation process
3.     Give examples of standard litigation files
4.     Summarize the purpose of conflicts checks
5.     Explain the trial team identification

Section 7: Litigation Hold
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Define a litigation hold and identify common names
2.     Summarize the use of the term record as used in the legal environment
3.     Explain how a lawsuit is filed

Section 8: Discovery
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Outline the discovery phase of the litigation process
2.     Identify the types of discovery requests
3.     Explain how discovery disputes can be resolved
4.     Describe what happens when there is failure to comply with discover requests
5.     Define spoliation and list the types
6.     Identify what occurs during avoidance of claims and spoliation and sanctions
7.     Explain what happens when discovery closes

Section 9: Trial
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:
1.     Explain what a war room is and how it is used
2.     Define judgment and verdict
3.     Define appeals
4.     Outline the process of releasing holds