In the not-so-distant past, a document review consisted of
reading some pages of text. Pages were gathered together for a government inquiry, investigation, lawsuit,
or the like. Documents relating to the matter were first collected by the parties and then provided to the requesting
party's attorney pursuant to a set of guidelines.
The documents were collected at the office by people
who worked for the company. These pages were then provided to the requesting party's attorney in
When the attorney received the documents he/she would then conduct a
more thorough "document review" in order to determine what was relevant or pertinent to the matter.