Thank you for visiting my website.
My name is Stuart Rennie and I am a Lawyer, Librarian and
Records Management Consultant. You can learn more about me on my “About
In this digital day and age, records management is an ever-changing
landscape. The largest challenge clients have is keeping their processes
up-to-date and ensuring compliance.
Conducting annual audits and reviews of Records Classification
Plans, Records Retention Schedules, Policies and Bylaws is the ideal standard.
Implementing products like SharePoint by Microsoft, being able to defend your organization during a law suit, having the training in place and fostering an
environment that encourages compliance of staff and employees is vital to the
success of a Records and Information Management program.
Working with my clients, I place a great deal of importance
in creating programs for them that addresses both their paper records, electronic
records and their legal needs. This combination of knowledge ensures that they
get timely, practical, professional, and strategic tools that will assist them in supporting
I pride myself in providing excellent customer service. I
value the cohesive trust based relationships that I create with my clients. New
clients are often impressed with the needs analysis that I conduct. I meet with
specific groups and divisions of organizations. We discuss what type of
documents and records are generated in their specific areas of the organization.
I learn what tools they require to be successful in their day-to-day work life.
From these interviews, clients often identify areas of
concern and challenges of which they are aware.
I assist them in understanding the legal aspects of how their records are
currently being managed. It is important to have up-to-date classification
plans and schedules. We discuss the ramifications of what happens in an e-discovery,
audit or investigation when records have not been disposed of in accordance with
established policies and the law. Compliance and
accuracy of existing programs can be measured. Software solutions can be
implemented; there are so many factors that impact the success of a records
Some organizations have me update their bylaws, while others
require new policy and procedure manuals. Often staff find tackling these new publications
overwhelming, so I create customized easy-to-manage guides (condensed and
relevant by department), which greatly increase the organization’s overall compliance
and accuracy. This creates “wins” for the project records manager and
To further the organizations “wins”, I work in conjunction with
a team of Information Governance professionals. We can also provide your staff with
custom training sessions. In addition to
training, we can also assist you in SharePoint setup and configuration,
optimization, software second party expansion service add-ons and compliance
Other clients require assistance with their privacy
compliance and ensuring they comply with public access to information requests. I have
written Privacy Policies for many of my clients in a variety of industries.
Cloud Computing contracts have many long-reaching legal
implications, which are a challenge for many clients. Being a lawyer, my
clients benefit by having me review their cloud-computing vendor contracts to
ensure that they serve the best interests of each individual client.
As time goes on, more and more of my clients are realizing
that they really should have a staff records manager to ensure quality control
and program compliance. Although creating a new staff position is often
expensive, with proper planning and budgeting they find the investment pays for
itself over time. One of the biggest concerns organizations often have is finding the ‘right fit’. Through my industry connections, I am able to suggest candidates that would be the 'right fit' for
Whether you are a non-profit, a local government or a multinational organization, I look forward to talking to you about your
project and your goals.
I can work with your legal team during e-discoveries, audits
or investigations. I can travel to your international locations, and draw
together a “Big Picture” program that unites your organization.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to
contact me with any questions.