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ReasonableNprudent
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Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby ReasonableNprudent » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:06 pm

Is there life after doc review? Has anyone gone on to attain solid firm work or to build a profitable practice after starting in doc review?

Share your stories.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby JohannDeMann » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:15 pm

Graduated with a lot of people doing doc review. I'll post stories later. The grads that started in doc review are 100% happier more than the big law ones and above average financially secure now.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby mvp99 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:18 pm

Plus they have watched every single series on netflix.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby ReasonableNprudent » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:20 pm

mvp99 wrote:Plus they have watched every single series on netflix.


Lol. Does this speak to quality of life? Or does it speak to unreasonable amount of free time due to nothing better to do?

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby minnbills » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:21 pm

My aunt did doc review. Granted, this was 15-20 years ago. She's now deputy head of compliance at a F200 and will likely be head of compliance within a couple years.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby sparty99 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:25 pm

My classmate got Assistant Attorney General gig after 3 months.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby JohannDeMann » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:42 pm

I got one girl doing doc review at a shitlaw firm I worked at. She worked there a year then transitioned to states attorney.
My roommate worked doc review after we graduated. Hes now at a big bank making close to 6 figs with very kush lifestyle.
The old guy in our class who graduated he was like 50 is still crushing the doc review circuit.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby transferror » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:51 pm

Have a friend who works at home as a member of an outsourced "on call" doc review agency and s/he seems to be financially stable and spends a lot of time writing blogs and articles for a paper. S/he's been there almost 2 years and I think it's by choice because s/he can do what s/he loves (write), make money, and still has a life. No info re exit options but anecdotally seems pretty sweet.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:12 pm

transferror wrote:Have a friend who works at home as a member of an outsourced "on call" doc review agency and s/he seems to be financially stable and spends a lot of time writing blogs and articles for a paper. S/he's been there almost 2 years and I think it's by choice because s/he can do what s/he loves (write), make money, and still has a life. No info re exit options but anecdotally seems pretty sweet.


Anon b/c many people know who i am. Several years in big law, would love to swap places with your friend. Any idea how i can get such a job? If you know, how many hours does she work a week? I'm basically trying to start my own business with money I've saved up but would love to supplement my income with something like this to keep a little money coming in.

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Re: Doc Review Exit Stories

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:42 am

An associate at my firm was formerly a contract attorney. It doesn't happen often, but sometimes a firm's practice group is so busy that it needs someone to start immediately and they'll consider basically anyone who gets referred to them and comes off as capable at an interview. I've supervised several major doc reviews and have seen a number of reviewers get hired by the government (state and federal), by law firms as staff attorneys, and by the document review vendors as project managers. I'd say that in general, most of the recent graduates from first-tier law schools that I've supervised were able to escape in two or three years.




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