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What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:56 pm

Reviewing for respnsiveness, confidnetialy and privilege
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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:58 pm

Depends on the doc but maybe 100ish pp/hour if I'm really moving on it.

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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby Johann » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:00 pm

not sure about pages, but docs per hour:

if you are the first priv gate and just bucketing for a future priv log review, 40 docs an hour.
if you are supposed to be making the right priv call on all docs, probably 15 an hour. 5-10 might even by fine.

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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby smaug » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:08 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Reviewing for respnsiveness, confidnetialy and privilege

managing some k attys? I think 50-100 is the range you expect from them maybe? Not sure

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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:11 pm

smaug wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Reviewing for respnsiveness, confidnetialy and privilege

managing some k attys? I think 50-100 is the range you expect from them maybe? Not sure


no im the doc review monkey in this situation. Discovery is rediculous. 10 dollars a document is just absurd.
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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby mvp99 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
smaug wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Reviewing for respnsiveness, confidnetialy and privilege

managing some k attys? I think 50-100 is the range you expect from them maybe? Not sure


no im the doc review monkey in this situation. Discovery is rediculous. 10 dollars a document is just absurd.

aren't you almost a 4th year associate?

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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:21 pm

mvp99 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
smaug wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Reviewing for respnsiveness, confidnetialy and privilege

managing some k attys? I think 50-100 is the range you expect from them maybe? Not sure


no im the doc review monkey in this situation. Discovery is rediculous. 10 dollars a document is just absurd.

aren't you almost a 4th year associate?


yea. I haven't done doc review in like 16 months so i forgot what a reasonable pace is.
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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:21 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mvp99 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
smaug wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Reviewing for respnsiveness, confidnetialy and privilege

managing some k attys? I think 50-100 is the range you expect from them maybe? Not sure


no im the doc review monkey in this situation. Discovery is rediculous. 10 dollars a document is just absurd.

aren't you almost a 4th year associate?


yea. I haven't done doc review in like 16 months so i forgot what a reasonable pace is.


i literally cannot believe someone would pay my billing rate for this.
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Re: What is a respectible pages per hour reviewed in a doc review?

Postby TLSModBot » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:26 pm

Depends on the technology/process being used, but basic first level review is ~50 documents per hour (assuming several page documents of a similar theme). I'd say 100 is about average if there are no complex documents requiring deep scrutiny AND you're just doing a first pass and not doing final coding (which it sounds like you might be).

50-100 pages is probably reasonable if you're doing responsiveness, confidentiality, AND privilege. (at my peak I ran a couple reviews - on the technical side as a discovery consultant, not a lawyer - and we got around 250 pages per hour but we were organizing batches by document similarity or email chain, auto-coding near-duplicates, and a whole bunch of other stuff to up the speeds. Plus the firm was killing these contract attorneys I think.)

The thing that's ridiculous is that there are fucking machines that can do a better job than attorneys at responsiveness review. We're technically capable of doing confidentiality/privilege review as well but the software isn't quite designed for that yet (it's more geared towards binary yes/no calls like Responsiveness than on which privilege may apply from a list of several options).



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