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Post your legal research project on Upwork and find professional legal researchers who can search through relevant sources of law, legislation and legal documentation to support your court case. These experienced assistants can search for patents and trademarks among legal research websites and databases; provide you with a different legal research methodology or law practice management software; and gather information about your case, from product history and origins to medical tests and sales statistics. You will also find intellectual property experts who can perform competitive research and determine whether patent, trademark, or copyright infringement has been committed against your company or website.

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. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    899 hours
    4.98
  2. Enita Kushi

    Enita Kushi

    Attorney

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 1

    Florida licensed attorney practicing for 4 over years in the area of litigation and bankruptcy. I assist clients with foreclosure cases, bankruptcy, short sales, loan modifications, asset protection, and financial planning. I really enjoy doing legal research and figuring out a way to protect my clients. I don't like to give up and go the extra mile for everyone. I speak Albanian, Spanish and some Italian.

    $195.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Business & Legal Consultant - Independent Diplomat

    Greece - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 7

    After many years working nine to five I decided to become a freelancer. My last job was in New York working for the United Nations. Creativity and imagination can not be deployed in an environment that follow rules and standard patterns. If you want to make difference, you have to fail and try again until you make it happen.

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Mary O.

    Mary O.

    Experienced Business Attorney

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a practicing attorney with 10 years of experience working in-house for a large private corporation. What this means is that I have a unique insider's view of how business works and how business decisions are made. I understand the importance of balancing legal objectives with practical business considerations. I also understand the business need to control costs and the desire and need for legal compliance without breaking the bank. I understand that many people are afraid to involve an attorney because they are afraid of what costs may be involved. I will provide counsel to you in a straightforward, honest, and transparent manner so that there are no surprises when it comes to billing or cost.

    $110.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  5. Zain A.

    Zain A.

    Legal expert in writing, researching and drafting, content writing

    Pakistan - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    I'm a Practicing Lawyer holding an English law degree. I have years of experience in the legal field. My main aim is to provide legal help in the most professional manner to suit the needs of clients. I can draft,write, research and deal with complicated legal issues. My main expertise are but not limited to do legal research, setting up foreign companies in Pakistan, labour laws, website terms of use, privacy policy, copyright, trademark and other legal related work, I try to work in the most effective manner and provide clients with the best services and communication, understanding what actually they are looking for instead of what I can do for them. Looking Forward on working with you I'm sure you won't regret it.

    $75.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00
  6. Lindsey E.

    Lindsey E.

    Legal Consultant with J.D.

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 6

    Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

    $23.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  7. Timothy Wake

    Timothy Wake

    Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Crime, Family Law, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

    $55.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  8. Beatriz O.

    Beatriz O.

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014

    Summary of Qualifications • Strong and diverse administrative background encompassing sales, customer service, public relations, teaching, and legal. Hold a long track record of dedication, dependability and loyalty to the company. • Results-oriented, with excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Proficient in writing, planning, developing and coordinating programs and support services. Able to function and perform a number of projects simultaneously while meeting aggressive deadlines. • Exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate with others and motivate them to perform at their best. Can see direction for a team and execute a plan of action. Prepare and present trainings and workshops. Establish positive rapport with clients and team members. • Consistently promoted to positions of increasing responsibilities.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Janice B.

    Janice B.

    Legal Researcher and Editor

    United States - Last active: 07/10/2013 - Tests: 3

    I am a former Lexis editor and have taught Legal Research and Writing. I have excellent research, writing, and editing skills. I have experience working with small businesses for their contracts, compliance, and human resource needs. I am a skilled investigator, having done so for civil rights and lawyer disciplinary proceedings. My turnaround time is very quick, depending on the order and urgency of requests received. I can bill my time at either an hourly rate or a fixed fee per size and scope of the project.

    $50.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  10. Ernesto joseph G.

    Ernesto joseph G.

    Law Graduate, HR Practitioner, Writer & Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 11/05/2014 - Tests: 5

    Law Graduate (Philippine Law School) I have a degree in law with a strong grasp of legal principles, strong ethical sensibility, highly observant and strong investigative skills. Human Resources Practitioner and Labor Relations Expert I am adept in handling employee grievances, discipline and coaching. I have 15 + years of experience as HR Practitioner. I specialise in labor laws and negotiations. Researcher (University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy) I have a degree in Philosophy wherein research was part of the curriculum. I am naturally curious, open minded, persistent and innovative. Writer I love writing. I am fluent in English and use it as my primary mode of communication. I am very articulate and creative. I can write any article and any kind of story. Feature writing is my passion.

    $11.16 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00