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Foreign Language Document Review: It’s Not All Greek

foreign language review project

With the right approach, foreign language document reviews are not as daunting as you may think.

In this article in Corporate Counsel magazine, a Law.com publication, BIA’s Maureen Murchie discusses how to efficiently and successfully manage foreign language document review projects.

foreign language review project

The trends toward globalization mean at least one thing for legal professionals: increased amounts of foreign language document review (FLDR). And while it’s not a new piece in the e-discovery puzzle, the ability to manage a successful foreign language document review project in an increasingly global social system can be tricky.

Indeed, just running a legal document review with English language documents is enough of a challenge for many attorneys and law firms, the additional complexities of performing legal document review on foreign language documents can be even more daunting.

In today’s eDiscovery environment, an important goal for any document review project is to maintain accuracy, speed and quality. That same holds true for FLDR projects with added challenges of needing to have reviewers who are multilingual and technology platforms that support Unicode and other character sets as well as other features such as specialized tagging.

In this article, BIA’s expert foreign language senior reviewer, Maureen Murchie helps guide legal professionals in performing a successful FLDR by offering four tips to navigate the unique challenges posed by those types of legal document review projects.

Running a Successful FLDR

BIA’s Maureen Murchie gives four key tips for efficiently and successfully managing foreign language document review projects.

Maureen Murchie, CEDS

Maureen Murchie, CEDS

Maureen Murchie has over 20 years of experience in Japanese document review, translation, interpreting, and consulting for major law firms and corporate clients. Having grown up in Japan and attended Japanese schools through high school, she first encountered foreign-language doc review as a college student in Texas where she worked an old-school “Bankers Box” review for Dallas firm Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo. In addition to her responsibilities in the Sales & Marketing group at BIA, she has served as a recruiter, reviewer and team lead in the FLDR Division at BIA. Maureen holds degrees from Baylor University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.