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Legal research refers to the task of finding and gathering information necessary to support a legal case. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, lawyers and law firms hire talented legal researchers and assistants — who may have professional experience in corporate law, criminal law or patent law — to conduct thorough legal research about workplace policies, consumer rights, or specific regulations. They can also draft legal documents, write detailed reports, or prepare presentations — including case studies, statutes, law reviews, or reviewing ethic and moral aspects of a subject.

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  1. Carol K.

    Carol K.

    Accountant-Lawyer, Business Consultant

    United Arab Emirates

    A CPA-Lawyer with over 18 years of experience in accounting and law in the Philippines and in the UAE. Work areas include business consultancy and accounting and finance academic instruction, financial controllership, bookkeeping and audit. Legal exposure includes capital markets, regulatory compliance, contracts and corporate setups, legal research and advisory services. Education in accounting, finance, and law from the Philippines and the USA.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Mika Itoh

    Mika Itoh

    Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

    China - Tests: 8

    I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

    $15.00 /hr
    150 hours
    4.86
  3. Maria Rollet Guieb

    Maria Rollet Guieb

    Web Researcher - Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Hi! I 'm an efficient freelancer. My objective is to seek for an opportunity to work as a Freelancer. I have been working behind the desk for almost 10 years, and I would like to venture into working for clients here on Odesk. My skills include transcriptionist, web researcher, data entry personnel. I 'am also proficient in Adobe Pagemaker and Adobe Photoshop. If I will be given the opportunity to work with you, my aim is to give and deliver the best that I can do.

    $5.00 /hr
    3,372 hours
    4.98
  4. Kelley A.

    Kelley A.

    Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

    $14.44 /hr
    180 hours
    4.97
  5. Gileanne Mellish

    Gileanne Mellish

    Expert Customer Service Agent and Transcriber and Data Entry

    Jamaica - Tests: 6

    Young and enthusiastic worker from Jamaica. Gileanne Mellish is highly experienced in the customer service area, and secretary Jobs. Over the years I have mastered the English language and have harnessed great typing and writing skills. I am currently studying for my Bachelors in Law and will complete in 2014.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Timothy Cover

    Timothy Cover

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading & Custom Excel Spreadsheets

    United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

    WHAT IF the person you hire doesn’t UNDERSTAND your needs? Or doesn’t finish ON TIME? Or doesn’t deliver the RESULTS you want? Choose a safe option—see up front how I do business, and rest easy with my 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee. Join my other happy clients! I can help you in two basic areas: (1) Writing, editing, and proofreading (U.S. English). I’ll perfect your message to get the results you want and weed out those small but embarrassing errors. (2) Developing customized Excel spreadsheets. No more ugly, clunky spreadsheets that don’t work right or eat up your time. Glance through my top-ranked test scores below for a sample of my skills with Excel, writing, editing, and proofreading. ----------------------------------- HOW I’LL WORK WITH YOU ----------------------------------- (1) Taking time to understand your needs and explore the best solution. Sometimes you’ll know exactly what you need. Sometimes we’ll have to refine your ideas and identify possible solutions through discussion. Either way, I will work with you and ask any questions necessary until I fully understand how to complete your project the way you want, in both the big picture and the details. To ensure that your project (especially writing or spreadsheet formatting) is done in the style you want, I can show you my initial work after starting, so that we can implement your feedback before getting too deep into the project. Before I start work, I’ll make sure that we have clearly defined the project’s budget and scope. But I will also be flexible to make any changes you want. If I discover a way to do the job better, I’ll discuss it with you and get your permission before spending more time than we planned. (2) Responding quickly to your questions and keeping you updated on our progress. If you send me a message between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Pacific Time (Los Angeles, United States), Monday-Saturday, I will reply within four hours—usually much faster. At any other time, I will reply within one business day. While working on your project, I will send you daily updates on my progress (unless you don’t want them). I strive to complete every project ahead of schedule. If I foresee that the project will be even a little late due to unusual circumstances, I will notify you right away. (3) Making sure the project is done right to produce the results you want. You might say I’m a perfectionist. I enjoy making every detail just exactly right. I promise to apply this level of attention to each project I help you with, while staying within budget. I also love to make things simple to use. Whether your project is a financial spreadsheet or editing an article, I will make the final product easy to implement. Plus, if you later discover any corrections the final product needs, I will promptly fix it even if the job has been closed. For Excel spreadsheet projects, I offer my Functional Spreadsheet Support Guarantee. I do my best to thoroughly test my Excel spreadsheets. But sometimes, when unforeseen operations are performed, a spreadsheet will not work properly. I promise to provide any spreadsheet updates and email support you need to make the spreadsheet work as designed, at no cost to you. And for any project, if you’re dissatisfied, please take me up on my 100% Money-Back Guarantee! (Details below.) ------------------------------- WHAT I CAN HELP WITH ------------------------------- WRITING/EDITING/PROOFREADING: ---Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage corrections ---Style and tone suggestions ---Logic, persuasiveness, and organization suggestions ---Readability and formatting suggestions ---Writing in a variety of styles ---Non-fiction books and e-books ---Articles ---Blog posts ---Other web content ---Marketing copy ---User interfaces ---Manuals, handbooks, and user guides ---Business reports ---Other business documents and correspondence ---Contracts ---Legal research memoranda ---Legal briefs (writing, editing, and consulting) CUSTOM EXCEL SPREADSHEETS: ---User-friendly, clean designs ---Protection features to prevent accidental changes ---Complex or simple formulas ---Charts/graphs ---Macros (VBA code) ---Calculators and reports (for accounting or other purposes) ---Financial analysis ---Other data analysis ---Bookkeeping task automation and process improvement ---Dashboards ---Troubleshooting and repair of non-functional spreadsheets -------------------------------------------------------------- 100% MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEE -------------------------------------------------------------- When our contract is completed, I’m confident that you will be fully satisfied that the final product is what we agreed on. If not, you may set your own amount for what my work was worth to you and I will promptly refund any payments above that amount. If you feel that you received no value, just say so and I will refund 100% of your money—with no hassle.

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  7. Rochelle Baron

    Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

    Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administrative Assistant

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 20 years experience as a legal assistant, specializing in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate. My experience ranges from property title research and analysis, document preparation and closing and settlement preparation and disbursement. I also have experience with probate and corporate document preparation. I enjoy using my experience to work in a virtual setting, providing legal research and document services for a variety of companies.

    Associated with: Universal Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Agency

    $22.00 /hr
    2,002 hours
    5.00