Litigation Support/eDiscovery Analysts


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, inclu...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree







Personality Traits

Hands On


Litigation support/ediscovery analysts with one to two years’ experience earned salaries that ranged from $53,000 to $93,250, according to the Robert Half Legal Salary Guide 2020. Twenty-five percent of this group earned between $65,250 and $81,000.  

Inhouse ediscovery/litigation support technologists earned median salaries of $68,267 in 2019, according to Special Counsel, a pr...

Work Environment

Litigation support/ediscovery analysts work in comfortable and pleasant offices. A small percentage work remotely. They may need to travel to courthouses and law libraries as part of their job duties. Analysts work 40 hours a week, and they must be available on evenings and weekends as needed. Many litigation support/ediscovery analysts have trained as paralegals. U.S. News & World Repo...


Many litigation support/ediscovery analysts work as paralegals and legal assistants. Job opportunities for these professionals are expected to grow 12 percent (much faster than the average for all careers) through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Paralegals and legal assistants are in demand because they are a cost-effective alternative to lawyers. “Learning new skills is a nece...