What does a Document Specialist 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.

What responsibilities are common for Document Specialist jobs?
  • Develop, implement and provide ongoing information management training for end users.
  • For research review project, maintain and apply knowledge on the coordination of peer reviews and workshops.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the client program managers.
  • Update and maintain real-time inventory of received physical collateral and servicing files.
  • Setup and maintain databases used to analyze accounts and/or portfolios.
  • Identify and establish working relationships with potential new customers and new personnel within the customer base.
What are the typical qualifications for Document Specialist jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, or computer science.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Vista.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Requires careful attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

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28 Nov 2021

“Associates and Partners outside of the eDiscovery program are very collaborative and nice to work with.”

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Document Review Clerk
11 Aug 2021

“The hours are good and I do not have to work weekends which means I have a life.”

Medical Data Review Manager
27 May 2023

“Is a great place to start your career as you learn as a lot at work.”

Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & AshleyBlasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley
Document Reviewer
24 Aug 2021

“I enjoy what I do a lot but I especially appreciate the work life balance BBGA encourages.”

Doc Review Attorney
26 Oct 2022

“You'll see other folks complaining about the wages and not being paid the same as real attorneys”

Travel Documentation Specialist
8 Aug 2023

“They hire you and sign you for training which is one day per pay cycle to keep you on payroll.”

Doyle Land ServicesDoyle Land Services
Document Specialist
8 Mar 2023

“Working for DLS you are treated with respect for both your work and personal life.”

Document Pre
30 Aug 2021

“You never feel appreciated and all the free lunches in the world do nothing to moral.”

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