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Litigation Support/eDiscovery Analysts


Litigation is the process of resolving a dispute between two parties by filing or answering a complaint through the public court system. During the litigation process, a large amount of physical and digital materials are gathered by each side in order to ascertain the facts of the events being litigated and to support the work of lawyers. The process of collecting, assessing, and storing this information for use during litigation is known as electronic discovery or ediscovery. It is used in litigation and other types of investigations, including civil cases, criminal cases, audits, regulatory investigations, and human resources investigations or similar types of business-related inquiries. Litigation support/ediscovery analysts are paralegals, legal assistants, and other legal support professionals who identify, collect, manage, and produce electronically stored information to help lawyers during the litigation process. Lawyers may also perform litigation/ediscovery duties, but this article focuses on allied law professionals who have these responsibilities. Litigation support/ediscovery analysts are also known as litigation technology professionals, ediscovery/litigation support technologists, and litigation support/ediscovery specialists.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




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Litigation Support Directors

Litigation Support/Ediscovery Manager

Litigation Support/Ediscovery Analyst

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