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For firms involved in securities act cases, there are many documents to review prior to sending them out in response to discovery requests. Certain documents are protected by confidentiality rules, especially documents that are considered attorney-client privileged. Attorney-client privileged documents are documents between the attorney and the attorney's client and are not discoverable.
If a document that is not discoverable is inadvertently provided to opposing counsel, it opens the door for requests for other confidential documents related to the document sent.
Document review is a time consuming process. Attorneys hire temporary attorneys that are provided by legal staffing agencies. The attorneys are experienced in securities act cases. They are trained in document review procedures, and can review many documents in an expeditious manner, thus saving the firm hours of time and allowing the firm to spend time on other aspects of the case or with other clients.