Roles in eDiscovery

Your role in the eDiscovery process determines your access in NetGovern Search. That is, you will have access to certain features in NetGovern Search and not others. This alleviates system administration and security concerns around unauthorized data access.

If you have not been given access to NetGovern Search or are not sure of your role, contact your supervisor. You cannot log in without this information.

The various roles are:



Case manager

Case managers can perform the following:

  • Create, track, manage, edit, export, and save cases.
  • Place user accounts on legal hold.
  • Assign rights to other users.

Only a case manager has full management rights. However, you can grant manager rights to someone on your team.

The super user role has been replaced by the eDiscovery administrator role.


Members have a subset of the rights of a case manager; they can view, search, comment, tag, save, and export cases–everything internal reviewers or external counsel may need to perform eDiscovery.

Members cannot open new cases close existing cases, or place cases on legal hold.


Reviewers are restricted to working on the search results of cases assigned to them by the case manager or case member. They can view, comment, tag, and save cases.

End user

End users can only access their own mail archives.