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A litigation support firm often uses experienced temporary attorneys to help review documents on extensive legal projects. Documents are reviewed for confidentiality issues before they are provided to the other party (or his or her attorney). The most common confidentiality issue is attorney-client privilege. Certain documents between an attorney and the attorney's client are not discoverable, and must be removed from the discovery documents.
In most health care cases, the documentation is extensive, whether the case is a personal injury vehicular accident case, a slip-and-fall, or a nursing home case. Experienced temporary attorneys are often retained to help review the extensive documents. Temporary attorneys are also retained to review incoming discovery for certain issues.
The temporary attorney saves the attorney(s) on the case time, which in turn is more cost-effective for the firm. Attorneys in a litigation support firm can accept more clients or work on other, more pressing litigation support matters.