If you’re looking to establish a legally compliant Information Governance Program, or to simply update your Records Management Program, the boutique professional services provided by Stuart Rennie and his team, will support the success of your organization's information management and legal compliance.
Program-based RIM Solutions
Organizations often find that Records and Information Management (RIM) Programs can be administratively overwhelming and often lose momentum through a lack of project management, change management and a lack of budget forecasting.
Typically, records are not managed as 'assets'. A new approach to RIM by implementing methods such as Information Governance sees a rethinking by leadership regarding their approach to RIM Program implementations.
Stuart also works with his clients to create and implement 'Corporate Scanning Programs' and 'Paper Disposition Programs'. He creates policies, guidelines, manuals, checklists, training programs, and training certificates that allow clients to apply industry standards, best practices and Canadian legal precedence for their organizations scanning and disposition activities.
As a result, records created by these programs are admissible in court. Increased staff training levels support their ability to be 'an expert witness' and are able to testify in court as to the processes under which the records were created.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Law
Creating and establishing a legally compliant Privacy Program should be one of the primary goals for many organizations. These programs ensure legal compliance and often require the drafting of policies and guidelines. Building capacity for leadership and staff through custom training programs support organizations as they address and actively mitigate risk.
How do you know if your Privacy Program is legally compliant?
Ask these questions:
When was your last Privacy Impact Assessment?
The Local Government Management Association of British Columbia provides a wide range of 'best practices' for BC municipalities.
Sandie Bradley, CRM, FAI and Stuart Rennie, MLIS, JD, BA (Hons.) are Records Management Consultants who have been co-authoring the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia Records Management Manual For Local Government In British Columbia together for years and have now released the 2017 edition.
Whether you're updating your Classification Plan and Retention Schedule and Records Management Manual, or require support in customizing your Records Management Program, Sandie and Stuart can support your process.
Bylaws and Policies
It is often difficult to find a lawyer who is qualified to draft complex documents that pertain to Privacy, RIM and IG Programs.
As an Information Governance lawyer, Stuart's practice is focused on providing legal drafting services for his clients.
Organizations such as Municipalities, Regulators, Industry and First Nations Governments may not have staff members who are legally trained or have the capacity to draft these documents and most corporate lawyers do not practice in such specialized areas.
When was the last time your organization conducted an organization-wide Bylaw and or Policy Review?
In Stuart's practice, he regularly drafts legislation, laws, bylaws, resolutions, policies, guidelines, industry standards and best practices for his clients.
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