So what's so bad about doc review?

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So what's so bad about doc review?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:22 pm

Read somewhere that in NYC they pay $35/hr for doc review work. Is it hard to get a job like that? (T 20, top 20%, struck out OCI)

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Re: So what's so bad about doc review?

Postby ruski » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:25 pm

i think the consensus is that while hourly pay may not be bad (and more than several lawyers' salary), they are contract positions that last only a few months. so you're constantly looking for work. also absolutely no benefits. and it's pretty much the kiss of death in terms of ever finding a real (salaried) legal job.

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Re: So what's so bad about doc review?

Postby gp86 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:28 am

Yeah, in terms of what you're talking about, it's not the task that's bad, it's the position. But as a general matter, there's nothing awful with doc review. It's easy hours, though not "good" hours.

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Re: So what's so bad about doc review?

Postby sunynp » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:37 am

There were some posts here by a guy named areyouinsane. He seemed to have inside knowledge of the doc review scene. The problems seem to be that you aren't treated like a professional, you have no control over your hours or environment and now most of the work is outsourced to overseas so there is no sustainable way to make a living doing it. He had some colorful stories.


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Re: So what's so bad about doc review?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:22 pm

So what if someone gets a normal law job, it pays well but not so well, and does doc review on the weekends for extra income? Possible?

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Re: So what's so bad about doc review?

Postby cantaboot » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:23 pm

conflict check?

if you have a job that pays well - try to perform your best and relax during weekends!!!




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