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Why no part time Doc. Review jobs?

I'm employed full time but need to make a little extra $. S porochi02/06/17
They don't want experienced attorneys. They want doc reviewe phillydoucherocket02/07/17
I'm in the same boat. I have a federal job, but sometimes I perkinwarbeck02/06/17
Have you considered becoming an adjunct professor at a nearb flyer1402/07/17
If you don't have a pre-existing relationship with a doc-rev dieter02/07/17
Yep, this. They like their moneys desperate. You likely have triplesix02/07/17
I expect that reviews just always go faster if everyone work perkinwarbeck02/07/17
The legal industry relies on anacronic work methods in order ternarydaemon02/08/17
porochi (Feb 6, 2017 - 10:49 pm)

I'm employed full time but need to make a little extra $. So I thought doc. review would be perfect. There's several doc. review firms recruiting in my area but all are demanding 40-60 hr. per week. None offer any doc. review gigs for under 40 hr./wk. Why is that? There's even one outfit here that allows doc. review atty.'s to arrange their own schedule between 7am-7pm, M-Sat. but must work at least 40 hr./wk. I could do 20 hr./wk. but not 40 due to my work schedule. Seems they'd like to hire an experienced atty., even at 20 hr./wk. And all require workers to work at their facility, no remote workers. Seems these terms are par for the course across the industry, regardless of the firm. Are there any exceptions out there? Any that offer remote review opportunities? I subscribe to Posse List but same pattern there. Looks like for part time work I'm going to have take a non-legal position, for something like $12/hr. or less. Doc. review at least offers $22/$25/hr.

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phillydoucherocket (Feb 7, 2017 - 10:37 am)

They don't want experienced attorneys. They want doc reviewers.

Remote work is very rare. I've seen it for well liked staff attorneys hired out of the doc review pool.

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perkinwarbeck (Feb 6, 2017 - 11:16 pm)

I'm in the same boat. I have a federal job, but sometimes I think it would be great if I could pick up a few hours of doc review to supplement my income.

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flyer14 (Feb 7, 2017 - 1:03 am)

Have you considered becoming an adjunct professor at a nearby school? As long as it's a reputable institution it'll pay you a decent amount and there's always demand for night time teachers.

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dieter (Feb 7, 2017 - 10:37 am)

If you don't have a pre-existing relationship with a doc-review employer (agency or firm), no one is going to consider you to color outside the lines in doc review. There are tens of thousands of desperate click monkeys willing to work long hours for no overtime.

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triplesix (Feb 7, 2017 - 10:40 am)

Yep, this. They like their moneys desperate. You likely have too much bad attitude and won't behave like a professional.

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perkinwarbeck (Feb 7, 2017 - 12:07 pm)

I expect that reviews just always go faster if everyone works full time. Maybe you could add an additional weekend crew to a long term project, but it's probably easier just to keep adding bodies to the full time crew.

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ternarydaemon (Feb 8, 2017 - 12:13 pm)

The legal industry relies on anacronic work methods in order to support earning levels of partners. What you propose is anathema, basically making an efficient doc review outfit where processes rely on logical, organized project management principles, with the ability to undertake work remotely, instead of the entire system relying on the whims of the main contracting firms and the doc review staff and team leaders.

It is basically as crazy as suggesting that hourly work of big law firms to be replaced by first rate, industry standard project management system, where work would be done in the best quality possible, in the less time required, with the minimum level of staff, in optimal remote location and with organized teams, absent of any office politics, ego and subjective factors.

Yeah, and the next month, morale is through the roof, everyone works 10 to 4, in multiple shifts, 3 days a week remotely, with 40 days year vacation, while work output and quality dramatically increases. Oh and invoicing falls 60%. Client is happy, associates are happy, staff is happy, and partner gets heart attack.

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