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  1. Bernardo Grossi

    Bernardo Grossi

    Lawyer

    Brazil

    Attorney at Law and Law Professor in Brazil. Focused in Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Corporate Law. Author of a book about copyright law and computer programs. I graduated in Law in '04 at PUC (elected 5 times as the best private university in Brazil) and joined a postgraduate "lato sensu" course in Civil Litigation in the same year. Since then, I attended courses at Harvard Law School and the World Intellectual Property Organization mostly focused in Internet Law and Intellectual Property. Recently, I've been admitted in the Masters Degree at PUC in Private Law, which I shall finish at the end of '14. I'm writing a paper suggesting a radical shift in the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice jurisprudence regarding copyright law, liability and computer programs whose rights belongs to foreigners. Founded my firm in '08 (Grossi Paiva Sociedade de Advogados), dedicated to advise companies in markets such as media, telecommunications, insurance, franchise, construction and real estate. Prior to that, I worked as a trainee, lawyer and senior lawyer at big-law firms. As part of my pro bono activities, I've been appointed as Auditor of the Sports Court since '09 with responsibility for the prosecution of disciplinary infractions committed by soccer players. Also, a founding member of Instituto Libertà, a nonprofit civil association that aims to foster initiatives to minimize the effects of social inequality and elected as the President of it's Board (2011-2013 and 2013-2015) and member of the audit committee of Casa Girassol Fraternidade Espírita Cristã. Elected to the Board of the Brazilian Association of IT and Communications (2012-2014) and Counselor of the Brazilian Association of IT Law (2010-2013 - resigned in mid-2013 due to conflict of interests).

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Jessica B.

    Jessica B.

    Report writer, office manager, & legal research.

    United States - Portfolio: 3

    Strong background in writing media reports, press releases, team management, office/client promotions through advertisement, legal research, and legal translation. Dedicated and self-driven. Many years in online sales, reading and simplifying law, writing press releases, public relations, and office management. Educational back ground: BS in Criminal Justice Administration with a Minor in psychology Two year school for legal assistant (graduate with honors) Medical transcription school. A full resume is available upon request.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Karla L.

    Karla L.

    Expert in Grant Writing, Legal Writing, Analysis

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    My talents are unlimited in Grant Writing, blogging, Press Releases, Legal writing, social network analysis, Geographic information systems, policy analysis, database management, community organizing, strategic planning and preparing and analyzing data.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Jill Fultz

    Jill Fultz

    Experience Adminstrative Assistant

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    QUALIFICTIONS *Polite, respectful, and courteous manners *Responsible, efficient, and flexible *Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly *Competent and reliable professional, committed to top quality work *Versatile and multi-skilled person *Resourceful in solving problems and maximizing resources *Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated *Skilled in handling the public with diplomacy and professionalism *Demonstrated ability to adapt to new equipment & technology *Research skills * General Bookkeeping *Business Correspondence * Maintaining Calendar & Docketing *Transcribing dictation * Staff Training *Travel Logistics *Records Management SKILLS *In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suites and internet telephone operations *Relevant experience in software applications such as, Excel, Assess, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note *QuickBooks * Ability to work with several operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2007 and Windows 8 *Google Document management *Understanding of all Social media marketing accounts such as, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ *Pacer *Summation *Time Management programs *Lexis/Nexis *Westlaw *Rapid Court *TLO *MyCase Software *Quick learner of new software applications. *Word processing – Ability to type 65 words per minute. *All the latest office equipment, such as fax, scanner and copy machine.

    $17.00 /hr
    2,113 hours
    4.86
  5. Wolf Streider

    Wolf Streider

    Quality Assurance Professional

    Canada - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a Quality Assurance Professional with over 25 years of experience in mechanical and aeronautical engineering. I have an MSc in Strategic Quality Management from the University of Portsmouth in England. I am conversant with ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9120 and TS16949 with additional experience in the medical devices industry. I also have a qualifying law degree (LLB) from the same university. I was published by the Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA, now the chartered quality institute, CQI) in 2005. I am the author of You, Your Dog and the Law. Published in 2011 I am conversant wirh various quality assurance techniques including but not limited to: Six Sigma, FMEA, 5S, Kaizen, SPC etc.

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.45
  6. Mark Shipowick

    Mark Shipowick

    Tax, business and immigration attorney.

    United States - Tests: 1

    I began my career as a legal intern at Cunningham Swan in Kingston, Canada in 1989 then practiced under senior attorney Doran R. Henderson before founding the Shipowick law office in 1992. My practice included business, insurance, and mortgage litigation, criminal appeals and a variety of administrative tribunal work. In 1997 I transitioned to the Canadian federal government working as a business adviser and tax auditor for ten years for Canada’s IRS called the CRA – Canada Revenue Agency. My audits covered a range of domestic and international tax areas including business income, value added tax, capital gains, international stock option/securities transactions, foreign passive income laws, residency for tax purposes and migration rules. In July 2014 I was admitted to the NY state bar. I provide in-depth tax research and analysis of complex and perplexing tax issues. As a tax auditor I routinely relied on CCH's tax service, (Wolters Kluwer) in my view the leading tax service but of course the ultimate responsibility for correctly applying the law rests with counsel. On a personal note, I have an ongoing interest in constitutional law and first amendment freedoms, homeschooling, in education/agriculture integration, sustainable living, health, building, and innovations in transportation, for example, VTOL aircraft.

    $175.00 /hr
    6 hours
    0.00
  7. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    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
    941 hours
    4.98
  8. Demetrece W.

    Demetrece W.

    Paralegal-Writer-Researcher

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    While working within the legal environment I have managed projects, paralegals, and departments. Other experience includes working on mass litigation cases involving hundreds of clients as well as assisting the solo attorney grow their practice. In addition to managing cases and law offices, I have assisted in the training of first and second year lawyers in the practice of law. My writing experience consist of drafting legal pleadings ranging from complaints, trial briefs, appeals briefs, agreements, and other various and routine legal documents within the law office/department. These writings were utilized in bankruptcy, civil, criminal, administrative, governmental agency, and corporate law areas. Additional writing experience includes writing self-help legal articles in the areas of bankruptcy, civil, family, worker's comp, and tax law. My experience also includes working with individuals in preparing legal documents to present to the court, with or without an attorney. Additional experience includes document review for pre-litigation and discovery purposes, and legal research using LexisNexis and Westlaw to determine the viability of legal arguments. Once the document review and research was completed, I prepared motions and memorandum for the assigned attorney to review for submission to the respective court, whether federal or state. As a paralegal with such diverse attributes and skills, I can assist any person ranging from a law firm looking to outsource work, to the individual or business owner looking to lower their cost, as well as the solo attorney who needs to contract work to achieve their budgeted goals. For more information visit www.demetrecetheparalegal.com

    $35.00 /hr
    244 hours
    4.39
  9. Rebecka Whitmarsh-Wilson

    Rebecka Whitmarsh-Wilson

    Attorney/MBA

    United States - Tests: 5

    **** ATTORNEY LICENSED IN NEW YORK, TEXAS, AND NEW JERSEY **** I can do anything your business needs, including writing handbooks and employment contracts, reviewing and revising contracts, filing litigation, propounding discovery, and settling cases. I have litigation and negotiation experience. I also have extensive legal writing and research experience, including being certified by Westlaw and LexisNexis. I am also a published author, and I regularly write for a question and answer site. I also have editing experience, and can review and edit your blog posts, briefs, letters, and any other written documents. I am available by skype, phone, and e-mail. I have a fully-equipped home office with scanning and printing equipment.

    $45.00 /hr
    106 hours
    5.00