What does a Document Review Attorney do?

Document review attorneys evaluate documents for other lawyers and determine their relevance to a particular case. They play a critical role in the discovery process and ensure they produce all relevant documents in response to a discovery request. They must also be mindful of the documents they produce to make sure they belong in the discovery. They review documents, highlight, and find pertinent information that may be helpful to process for courts. They examine documents and records for cases with high volumes of paper from the discovery process. Document review attorneys investigate hundreds of documents, including memos, letters, emails, or spreadsheets, to determine whether the information is relevant for the discovery request.

Document review attorneys examine documents for relevance, responsiveness, privilege, and confidentiality and summarize, tab, highlight, chart, and collect certain documents or information gleaned from the files. They create privilege and redaction laws. They must also be mindful of documents that contain confidential information about a client's business or trade secrets. Document review attorneys possess a law degree and on-the-job training.

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Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
MS Office Applications
Law Degree
Written Communication
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Document Review Attorney Seniority Levels

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