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“Competitive” doc review rates

I am still on a lot of doc review email lists. An interesti tedandlisa12305/16/18
The agency locks you in that way. If you later find out ano trijocker05/16/18
Maybe it's the other way around. They don't want to disclos jeffm05/16/18
It’s bizarre. We got a great deal on this car, but I will tedandlisa12305/16/18
In NYC the English rate for barred attorneys is $30+. In th jackofspeed05/16/18
I'm amazed that the rates haven't gone up since the late 200 phillydoucherocket05/16/18
Actually, rates fell a lot. In NYC you used to get $40 with nyclawyer05/16/18
They usually reveal foreign-language rates. The more obscure dieter05/16/18
tedandlisa123 (May 16, 2018 - 2:24 pm)

I am still on a lot of doc review email lists. An interesting trend that I am noticing is how many agencies are hiding the ball when it comes to the rate. Back in the day, they would tell you the rate up front and that was that. Are people really that desperate that they are willing to be submitted without knowing the rate first?

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trijocker (May 16, 2018 - 3:25 pm)

The agency locks you in that way.
If you later find out another agency is paying 50 hourly, you just signed a contract for an unspecified sum and cannot go be submitted by the agency that pays more.

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jeffm (May 16, 2018 - 2:34 pm)

Maybe it's the other way around. They don't want to disclose up front because it might discourage people.

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tedandlisa123 (May 16, 2018 - 2:43 pm)

It’s bizarre. We got a great deal on this car, but I will only tell you the price when you get down here.

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jackofspeed (May 16, 2018 - 2:48 pm)

In NYC the English rate for barred attorneys is $30+. In the last three months I've seen one or two projects advertise at $35 with time and a half OT.

If you see less than that offered they are lowballing and you should flag the ad.

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phillydoucherocket (May 16, 2018 - 3:18 pm)

I'm amazed that the rates haven't gone up since the late 2000s.

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nyclawyer (May 16, 2018 - 9:21 pm)

Actually, rates fell a lot. In NYC you used to get $40 with OT, $40 flat or $35 with time an a half. This was back in 2008-09.

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dieter (May 16, 2018 - 9:42 pm)

They usually reveal foreign-language rates. The more obscure languages tend to have more assertive reviewers. Dutch reviewers don't budge for under $80. Scandi languages hold fast at $90. I don't do Japanese, but they're always over $100.

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