What Law Offices Should Look for in a Shredding Company

Two professional people are shaking hands at a desk in a legal office.Did You Know?

  • The USA boasts 1.33 million active lawyers, translating to approximately one lawyer for every 250 individuals.
  • In 1869, Arabella Mansfield from Iowa achieved a historic milestone as the first woman in US history to become a lawyer, overcoming the gender discrimination barrier by suing the Iowa State Bar for exam eligibility.
  • Law firms manage a vast array of sensitive and personally identifiable information, underscoring the necessity of aligning with a reputable and professional shredding company for document disposal.

Factors to Consider

What factors should law firms prioritize when evaluating potential shredding partners? Here are key aspects to consider:

  1. Ensuring a Secure Chain of Custody: Maintaining a secure chain of custody is paramount. A credible shredding company will supply locked collection containers for discarded documents, ensuring secure handling until destruction. After destruction is complete, they furnish a Certificate of Destruction, offering verifiable proof of proper disposal and completing the chain of custody.
  2. Compliance with Data Protection Laws: Choose a shredding company that upholds relevant data security and privacy regulations. Choosing a NAID AAA Certified shredding provider guarantees compliance with established data protection laws, signifying adherence to the highest standards of shredding professionalism.
  3. Handling of Hard Drives and Electronic Media: Sensitive information extends beyond paper documents to encompass electronic media, including hard drives and storage devices. To safeguard against potential data breaches, select a shredding partner equipped to handle both paper and electronics, ensuring the secure destruction of hard drives, flash drives, CDs, and other digital devices.
  4. Embracing Recycling: In addition to addressing client concerns, prioritize environmental sustainability by partnering with a shredding company committed to recycling initiatives. Opt for a provider that recycles 100% of shredded paper and extracts metals from electronic devices. Recycling paper minimizes landfill waste, conserves natural resources, and contributes to the production of recycled products, while responsibly recycling electronics prevents environmental contamination from toxic gases and metals.

CI Information Management provides secure, NAID AAA Certified paper and electronic media shredding services for law firms throughout Southeastern and Central Washington and Northeastern Oregon. With CI Information Management, you can rest assured that your law firm’s confidential information will be securely destroyed and recycled in an environmentally-responsible manner.

Whether you require on-site, mobile scheduled shredding or one-time shredding service, we are dedicated to meeting your shredding needs. To learn more about how our shredding services can help your law office, call us at 509-586-6090 or complete the form on this page.