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How Helpful Can Legal Document Review be?

By Edited Oct 12, 2015 0 0

Innovations in technology have advanced mankind to the incredible position we are in today. Because of technology, we have:

  • Cars that are capable of parallel parking themselves
  • Virtually every person benefits from running water, electricity, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, and heating. These things used to be a luxury, but now they are all commonplace
  • IPads, Iphones, Macbooks, and countless other sleek and shiny gadgets
  • New medical procedures and treatments with increased success rates that save millions of lives every year. Surgeries can now be performed using robotic equipment, cameras, and computers. And the medication you are prescribed by your doctor for after your surgery is quite an accomplishment, as well
  • Not to mention the countless software available to the modern consumer to do anything from manage their finances to teaching them foreign languages
  • Plus, without technology, how would people be able to make individual cups of coffee from tiny plastic containers in a matter of seconds?

Technology is a fascinating and fortunate thing. In the field of law, technology is extremely beneficial because it is, not only highly efficient, but it also saves many legal professionals a lot of money, as well.

Through the use of legal document review, lawyers are able to save a lot of time because they will be able to get the documents they need analyzed, compiled, indexed, and stored all while saving their own valuable time. The process of e-discovery simplifies the document review process for each client. Because of our advanced technological position, law firms can quickly gather any information they might need, whether to use as evidence in court or otherwise, is quickly gathered through the use of document review.

One of the definite advantages of document review is that it does not require a licensed attorney. Though, ultimately, all of the information gathered throughout the review will be placed into the hands of a licensed attorney, paralegals and interns can be used to harvest the initial information. By using these subordinates, attorneys can focus their energy on a variety of more important things.

Alternatively, you can outsource your legal document review process by using one of the many law firms or corporate legal departments offering their document reviewing services. These firms are often chock full of dozens of qualified staffers who will find out all of the information you need to get a hold of.

There are also some online services available for personal legal review. Of course, with the vast majority of these services there comes a price. After all, who wants to review legal documents for free? Wanting to get paid for this service is perfectly understandable. Law firms usually charge by the hour depending on the service they are performing on your behalf. Online and outsourcing services will usually only charge a flat fee for each document reviewed, instead.

Some attorneys still choose to go about their document review the old fashioned way, by manually reviewing hard documents. In fact, in some instances attorneys may have to review documents the old fashioned way. But by using some king of software, or another law firm’s experts, it is much simpler to keep track of the legal information that you need for your clients. 

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