I've been assigned around 200 documents for a new matter to review. This involves creating entries for each document of interest in software called LexisNexis CaseMap, which includes a "description" field in which I am to write a brief but descriptive summary of the document. Some of these documents are very long (>100 pages) and filled with complex technical verbiage about a variety of subjects, ranging from documents that appear purely legal in nature, and contracts that encompass detailed aspects of software development.
While I am quite familiar with software development, I am not particularly fluent in "legalese," and even the software-related documents seem to have been drafted by lawyers.
I don't have context for the matter yet, and I'm not sure it is a good use of my time to read every document in detail, especially since several of the subjects are well outside of my area of expertise.
Do any of you with more experience have any recommendations for how I can perform this task more efficiently and more effectively? So far, many of my descriptions have been kind of vague.
Edit: I'm not a lawyer myself. My background and experience are in Computer Science. I work for a consulting firm that supplies experts to counsel to do expert review of codebases or hardware. Unfortunately, sometimes we also need to do document review for reasons I don't exactly understand. So I'm looking for tips on getting to the meat of these documents as quickly as possible given that I'm not a lawyer.