Frequently Asked Questions
What is document review?
Document review is an essential element of discovery. Before parties proceed to trial, they request information from one another in support of their claims. This information needs to be reviewed for relevance and privilege and may need to be redacted before being produced to another party.
Document review projects gather qualified attorneys and JD degree holders in law firm offices, review centers, or remotely to review and analyze this information. Most reviews occur digitally through software such as Relativity or Ringtail, although some projects still require the review of paper documents.
Reviewers must sort through dozens of documents every hour, determining each document's relevance to the case, categorizing or coding it by topic, and redacting any privileged or protected information or logging the reason for withholding it for privilege. Reviewers who excel at this task may be asked to perform quality control to ensure that fellow team members are performing their duties correctly. Review projects continue until all documents are reviewed or until discovery ends, usually as the result of a deadline or settlement between the parties.
Who is DocReviewers.com for and what are the requirements to join?
DocReviewers.com is for lawyers or JD/LLM degree holders interested in performing document review. DocReviewers.com is also for project hosts who want a quick and easy way to find the best reviewers as well as the tools to manage their team.
If you're a potential reviewer, you must be authorized to work in the US and barred in one or more US jurisdictions or possess a JD or LLM degree from an ABA-approved law school. Foreign barred attorneys are also welcome to join as long as they meet these requirements. You must also be physically located in the US, even if the project is remote.
If you're a potential project host, we'll verify your information to ensure you perform or staff document reviews. This process is quick, easy, and usually doesn't involve any additional effort by you. If your organization is already using DocReviewers.com, then you'll just need to be approved by your organizational administrator before you can staff reviewers and starting using all of DocReviewers.com's tools for your project.
Does DocReviewers.com employ document reviewers or conduct managed reviews?
No. DocReviewers.com simply provides a marketplace for reviewers and project hosts to connect as well as the tools they need to succeed on their next document review project.
Should I sign up?
Yes! DocReviewers.com offers opportunities and tools to help you succeed in document review, whether you're a project host looking to staff or manage your next project or a reviewer searching for your next review.
Which "Role" should I choose?
During the sign up process, you'll need to identify which type of user you are to ensure you've provided the correct information and have access to the part of DocReviewers.com constructed specifically for your role.
If you're a reviewer, select the "Reviewer" role. If you're a managed review service provider or staffing agency, select the "Managed Review Provider or Staffing Agency" role. If you're a recruiter for permanent positions, select the "Recruiter" role. And if you're in-house counsel or a member of a law firm or another type of legal organization, select "In House Counsel or Law Firm."
Additional descriptions are available next to each role when you make your selection. Please read through these descriptions and select your role carefully as otherwise the activation of your profile may be delayed. Please contact us if you have any questions about which role fits you best.
Where is DocReviewers.com based and can I visit your office?
We're a Florida company but work entirely remotely. We don't have offices to visit or a phone number to call, but we're always available by email. To learn more about us and why we strive to help you, visit our "About Us" page.
What if I have a question? How do I get in touch with DocReviewers.com?
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