Legal Brief: Why You Should Document Everything

March 14, 2022
Security Business Magazine

Types : Bylined Articles

When a lawsuit happens, proper record keeping can be the difference between winning and losing big.

“How do you know what to do, if you don’t know what you did?” These are the words of health and fitness trainer Tony Horton, famed creator of the P90X workout program. He is referring to the need to record, in writing, the amount of weight you use and how many repetitions you do when performing weight training exercises. By recording this information, you will be better prepared the next time you do that same exercise.

“Document everything” should be how we articulate this same concept in the business world. Memories fail, so good record keeping is important for any organization.

These are not controversial concepts – they are fundamental; however, in my legal practice, I am periodically disappointed to learn that not everyone abides by these well-founded rules.


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