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Melissa J.

Melissa J.

Attorney (Kansas)

United States - Tests: 5

I am a recent graduate of Washburn University School of Law. I hold a J.D. as well as a B.S. in Business Management. I am licensed to practice law in Kansas. My legal experience includes family law, criminal law, business, collection, and estate administration. I also have experience as a customer services representative, supervisor, legal intern, and a legal research assistant. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours

Dainielle M.

Dainielle M.

Experienced Administrator

United States - Tests: 4

I have over 5 years experience in data entry, clerical and administrative duties. As a current graduate student I've also developed keen research skills. I'm always up for a good challenge and I will work diligently and efficiently to complete any task

69% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
7 hours

Raymond Mahilum

Raymond Mahilum

Experienced investigative research and technical writing

Japan - Tests: 1

I am a Security Forces Investigator for the United States Air Force for eight (8) years. I have extensive experience in technical writing in investigative reports, case documentation for legal proceedings, enlisted and officer evaluation for awards and decorations, monthly anti-terrorism measures for installation security, memorandums for squadron and installation commanders. My strengths, that paramount in my job description, is my attention to detail and effective communication skills (written and oral). My weakness, and also a contributing factor to the quality of my work, is being a perfectionist. I do tend to constantly review my work to ensure that everything is in order which affects my time management. However, it has never affected my ability to meet the deadline.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

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

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.

97% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
966 hours

Demetrece W.

Demetrece W.


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

96% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
244 hours