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URGENT ADVICE needed -- doc review

I just had a GOOD solid interview - I am NOT a licensed atto dalocummelioribus12/10/18
Depends on the project. I've seen some where they just want tcpaul12/10/18
Thanks! I am very good at flagging stuff, so this seems prom dalocummelioribus12/10/18
Here is a list of what is needed to "succeed" at doc review: wallypancake12/10/18
Ha! I did notice that the men's room was indeed filled. The dalocummelioribus12/10/18
I like this interviewer. doublefriedchicken12/10/18
This describes many legal "specialties" ... not just doc rev patenttrollnj12/11/18
You don't need to be able to read English at an 8th grade le trickydick12/11/18
Likewise, you don't have to go to law school to read a damn patenttrollnj12/12/18
What does bill it as legal billing mean? Is the employer pa wutwutwut12/11/18
Let's start by acknowledging that this guy is obviously a tr trickydick12/11/18
Respect your betters. midlaw12/11/18
I remember this guy. Member since 2013-05-28 21:45:40. admin12/11/18
Me, too. I think it's legit. jeffm12/11/18
Okay. I’ll write a brief tutorial on doc review and come b trickydick12/11/18
1. Is it responsive? 2. Click the right option. 3. Is it p isthisit12/12/18
@wutwutwut: No --the interviewer said I would have to prepar dalocummelioribus12/12/18
I see, thanks. wutwutwut12/12/18
Run a search for the phrase "doc review" and you can get a p bittersweet12/12/18
dalocummelioribus (Dec 10, 2018 - 11:20 am)

I just had a GOOD solid interview - I am NOT a licensed attorney, but the person interviewing said I do have a lot of excellent skills and extensive experience (Paralegal related). To make a long story short, they would like to hire me for "doc review" (securities law/consumer) and I have never done doc review before! The person interviewing me said that I will be tested on this tomorrow to see how it goes and that if I don't learn quickly, I will be terminated on the spot. This is really a good opportunity for me for a variety of reasons, but I'd like to know what the work entails.

Thanks

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tcpaul (Dec 10, 2018 - 1:26 pm)

Depends on the project. I've seen some where they just want you to go through boxes flagging documents and other where everything was digital and you use coding software. Regardless, they'll give you keywords and topics to look for. I'd err on the side of being slighly over-inclusive on what you flag. This is better than missing something. You're going to have to make judgment calls. Don't get bogged down in them. If it requires a judgment call, I'd err on the side of flagging it. You will be judged on how many docs you get through, so work at a steady pace. It's tedious but it is work, so congrats!

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dalocummelioribus (Dec 10, 2018 - 1:33 pm)

Thanks! I am very good at flagging stuff, so this seems promising. The interviewer did say that I have to make sure I "bill" it as legal billing (which I've never done either).

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wallypancake (Dec 10, 2018 - 1:22 pm)

Here is a list of what is needed to "succeed" at doc review:

1. you enjoy being bored the entire day
2. you think that the mensroom is a branch office
3. you like being abused for no reason
4. you have poor writing skills
5. you gave up on ever using your brain a long time ago
6. you can read 8th grade english
7. you have no ambitions of ever succeeding
8. you like clicking on the word "responsive"
9. you were not hugged enough as a kid
10. you believe that you hit the jackpot with doc review

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dalocummelioribus (Dec 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm)

Ha! I did notice that the men's room was indeed filled. The interviewer basically told me half the people have poor writing skills and that it is almost like a daycare center. As for me, I do feel good about it because it's temp and something I need ASAP to make some extra cash while I look for something else...plus it's only a 20 minute commute from my house.

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doublefriedchicken (Dec 10, 2018 - 1:37 pm)

I like this interviewer.

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patenttrollnj (Dec 11, 2018 - 8:52 am)

This describes many legal "specialties" ... not just doc review.

I was a patent lawyer, and you'd be surprised how much "cut and paste" there is.

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trickydick (Dec 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

You don't need to be able to read English at an 8th grade level to do doc review.

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patenttrollnj (Dec 12, 2018 - 1:02 am)

Likewise, you don't have to go to law school to read a damn statute and/or regulation.

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wutwutwut (Dec 11, 2018 - 1:59 pm)

What does bill it as legal billing mean? Is the employer passing u off as a lawyer?

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trickydick (Dec 11, 2018 - 5:10 pm)

Let's start by acknowledging that this guy is obviously a troll and move on from there.

First of all, his username basically translates into "respect your betters" which is a major tip off right there.

Second, we're expected to infer that he just googled "doc review" and found this site then immediately decided to register to ask a single question. The problem with that assumption is that the first result on any search engine will be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_review which completely negates the need for further inquiry. If further inquiry is desired, JDU and its many threads on doc review don't even appear on the first page of search results, and I've never heard of a millennial looking beyond the first page of a google search result.

In the alternative, we're expected to assume this guy is a long time lurker, first time poster who suddenly came up with a question to which he desperately needed a quick answer. That's great, except anyone who has ever spent a few minutes perusing this site and its archived threads knows that "doc review" is a ubiquitous punchline on this site and there are literally thousands of threads detailing its nature, purpose, methodology, practice, and why it sounds a death knell for your career.

This is the equivalent of a new poster going to the NRA discussion forums and asking someone to explain what a bullet is or someone claiming to be a physics graduate student going to a message board for physicists and asking someone to explain gravity and its practical applications.

But the retort to these observations always seems to be that even assuming we're dealing with a troll, the trolling permits us an opportunity to rehash a subject that has been raised innumerable times on this site and we should take the opportunity to repeat the same criticisms raised in those thousands of archived threads. So let's have at it now.

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midlaw (Dec 11, 2018 - 5:17 pm)

Respect your betters.

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admin (Dec 11, 2018 - 5:53 pm)

I remember this guy. Member since 2013-05-28 21:45:40.

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jeffm (Dec 11, 2018 - 5:57 pm)

Me, too. I think it's legit.

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trickydick (Dec 11, 2018 - 6:18 pm)

Okay. I’ll write a brief tutorial on doc review and come back later.

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isthisit (Dec 12, 2018 - 7:35 am)

1. Is it responsive?
2. Click the right option.
3. Is it privileged?
4. Click the right option.
5. Click Next.

El Fin

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dalocummelioribus (Dec 12, 2018 - 9:03 am)

@wutwutwut: No --the interviewer said I would have to prepare the billing for the attorneys, making sure everything is accurate, etc.

@trickydick: I'm not a troll. I've NEVER worked in doc review and this forum has been helpful to me in many of my questions. As you can see, I've been a member since 2013. By the way, I did NOT ever claim to be an attorney - I am not a licensed attorney nor am I barred (obviously) nor do I plan to take the bar. I studied laws, yes, but not in the US. I still get lots of interviews though because of my extensive resume and skills in other areas. I have never read anything about doc review on this site because it was never something that came up for me to know.

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wutwutwut (Dec 12, 2018 - 8:10 pm)

I see, thanks.

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bittersweet (Dec 12, 2018 - 6:02 pm)

Run a search for the phrase "doc review" and you can get a pretty good rundown.

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