The position was created to assist lawyers in large firms. It is detail oriented work that requires the knowledge of a lawyer and used to be a job that went to new hires but now is being outsourced to temporary lawyers. An increasing number of law school graduates are finding that this is the way the life of a lawyer begins. The Document Review Attorney sorts through hundreds of documents in the form of:
- PowerPoint presentations
- Anything that exists on a hard drive
The Document Reviewer looks at the document and then rates it with one click, relevant or not relevant. The work is in a pleasant environment and the attorney must be flexible when overtime is required. This work is very important to large cases the firms handle and the pay is realistically anywhere between $28K and $48K. There are reports for the possibility of higher salaries but the range reported here seems to be the standard. It would depend on the firm and having any other requirements for the position. For instance, a Pharmaceutical company may ask the Reviewer to have experience in the field of Pharmaceuticals. A Reviewer with medical background experience in law might be hired as a Medical and Safety Reviewer going for about $87K annually. A tax background in law can get $59K as a Tax Reviewer. The salary depends on specialization in a field and it is typically in the large firms found in big cities.
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