File Destruction Authorization Form

File Destruction Authorization Form


RE:  [File Name and Close File No]


I, ____________________, the responsible attorney on this case, have reviewed this file and found:


_____     It has been over ten (10) years since the file was closed.

_____     I have examined the file and have found no client property in it or have returned any 
  and all client property found.

_____     I have examined the file and found no reason to retaining it.

_____    The pending destruction letter has been sent to the client and the client has either
  consented or there has been no response from the client.


This file may, therefore, be purged from the closed file archive and destroyed.


[Firm Name]



                    [Attorney Name]






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