Litigation support specialist positions are frequently available in the financial and legal services fields, although companies large enough to have these services in-house may also have openings. Many positions require at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, as well as at least five years of relevant experience. Although there are usually no specific license or certification requirements, some positions also require significant training in specific fields or issues relevant to the hiring company.
Daily tasks performed by litigation support specialists involve collecting and storing information related to litigation, including electronic records and hard copies. This requires exceptional organizational skills and close attention to detail, as the amount of documents grows quickly in many cases. It is also important that these specialists know organizational rules related to discovering and collecting data. Many litigation support specialists are also required to review and code documents to make finding files for cases easier. Individuals in this position often report to a supervisor such as a project manager or department manager.
The litigation support specialist's hours may vary, although these professionals generally work during regular business hours. Physical requirements are typically limited to extended periods of computer use and light lifting. These specialist generally work in an indoor office environment. Regular communication with colleagues should be expected, although communication outside of the company is generally not required.
Litigation Support Specialist Tasks
Work with attorneys and information technology team to enable electronic discovery and producing documents for cases.
Provide documentation and metadata to other departments and team members, including reviewing documents.
Train and support teams in use of and requirements for documentation software.
Create, maintain, and update document databases and workflow for documentation.
Update, maintain, and create databases and their manuals, including imaging records.