If you're looking to find your niche as a lawyer or would just like some side work, becoming a document review attorney may be the perfect avenue for you to pursue. As a document review attorney, your primary task is to evaluate, review, and code documents for other lawyers.
If you choose to work in this field, you'll find yourself examining documents and records for cases with a high volume of papers from discovery. You'll need to ensure that all pertinent information that needs to be processed for use in court is highlighted. You'll also need to be fast yet efficient and accurate since an incorrectly marked document could jeopardize a legal case.
Law firms generally hire document review attorneys on a contract basis. Some projects could last only weeks, while others could last an entire year. Therefore, this type of work offers great flexibility for both new and experienced attorneys to practice law while earning some extra income. To work in this field, you will need a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and License to practice law. Experience with document review workflows and proficiency with eDiscovery software is also helpful.