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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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Legal research Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.69.

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  1. Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Miss

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

    $5.56 /hr
    2,692 hours
    4.95
  2. Rossana L.

    Rossana L.

    Paralegal/Executive Assistant/Admin Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6

    Over the last 9 years, I have earned an extensive experience as a Paralegal and Executive assistant. As a paralegal, I am highly efficient with extensive knowledge in the different aspect of law profession including compliance on regulatory agencies. I have earned two degrees related to the law, Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science and Bachelors of Laws. As an Executive Assistant, I am highly organized and result oriented-person. I have mastered the skills of proper negotiations and comfortable at multi-tasking. My qualification and experience, coupled with enthusiasm and drive, will definitely qualify me as a suitable applicant.

    $9.00 /hr
    947 hours
    5.00
  3. Mervin Rene Salceda

    Mervin Rene Salceda

    Fast, Reliable, & Experienced Researcher & Data Entry Proffesional

    Philippines - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a freelancer, My main goal is providing my client a quick and accurate result of my task. As the time that I started my career here in Odesk, I have proven my worth, skills, capabilities, and knowledge to my clients. I do offer services with both guarantees and satisfactions. I am a hard worker, fast, reliable, resourceful, and expert researcher, provider, and data entry professional. I am also a well-rounded and open-minded individual. I am always open for any comments and suggestion regarding my work to increase my productivity. I am capable of adopting any changes. I also perform multitasking and can work with or without supervision.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,544 hours
    4.97
  4. Pablito Omamalin

    Pablito Omamalin

    article writer/data encoder/data entry/

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    My goal in entering this online job is to showcase my capacity on whatever tasks given to me by my clients. Thus, i am well sure to serve my utmost time and priority in every transaction I am in. I am obligated in every duty I'm asked to do as long as it could meet my time and capabilites. I am willing to coordinate with every client who is going to hire me. Though honestly I dont have yet any employment experiences considering that this will be my first time in online jobs, I'm enough confident that I can endure any pressures that my future transactions will do. Furthermore, I believe that my capacities are well enough and considerable to engage in this type of business/job. Thanks much!

    $4.00 /hr
    1,057 hours
    5.00
  5. Maria Rollet Guieb

    Maria Rollet Guieb

    Web Researcher - Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - 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
    3,088 hours
    4.98
  6. Isaiah G.

    Isaiah G.

    Experienced Accountant CPA (K),Bsc BA,MBA.

    Kenya - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 13

    Hello, I am an experienced Accountant and a Business development consultant with vast accounting and finance background.Clients who have enjoyed my services on oDesk describe me as a hardworking and reliable contractor. Over the last ten years,I have worked in various organizations in different capacities and gained a lot of knowledge in office management.I have developed a range of skills that make me outstanding in my work.These include: time management;ability to work in a team across all cultures;good communication and excellent computer knowledge. I specialize on the following areas on oDesk: * Income statement preparation from Incomplete records. * Bank reconciliations * Accounts receivables and payable management. * Payroll and payment processing * Full bookkeeping services using Intuit Quick-books,Wave and Xero. * Academic and Web research * Data entry and analysis using Microsoft excel spreadsheets and SPSS I am easy to work with and flexible contractor who is looking for a long term, mutually beneficial working partnership. Regards Isaiah G.

    $10.00 /hr
    3,608 hours
    4.89
  7. Jill Fultz

    Jill Fultz

    Experience Adminstrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    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.

    $13.33 /hr
    1,812 hours
    4.80
  8. Mika Itoh

    Mika Itoh

    Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

    China - Last active: 21 hours ago - 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
    4.85
  9. Michelle S.

    Michelle S.

    Real Estate Assistant/ VA Title Examiner / Web Researcher / Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a Title Examiner, a Data Analyst and a word processor for almost 5 years. I am proficient in analyzing the documents specially related in insuring property. Currently, I am working with Jurds Real Estate as a Data Entry Staff. To achieve the best quality of work to be delivered to satisfied clients. Hard-working and dedicated. Highly motivated, fast learner and a self-starter. To provide excellent customer service and aiming for quality administrative work. Able to work under pressure and with less supervision. I am also having experience in Web Research, Property Search and any type of data entry with excellent typing skills and accuracy.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,239 hours
    5.00
  10. Rebecca Vazquez

    Rebecca Vazquez

    Paralegal/Bookkeeper/Gal Friday Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 7

    I have a sincere interest in the law and am looking for projects where I can gain experience in research, document preparation, and various other aspects of representing the best interests of others. I am hard working and headstrong, and I guarantee I will become an essential asset to any team. I am also interested in bookkeeping projects that will allow me to showcase my analytical and business savvy skills. My background consists of researching and writing briefs and memorandums of law, drafting pleadings, as well as reviewing, analyzing, and organizing discovery. I have personal access to legal search engines, including WestLaw, PACER, and InCite (LexisNexis), and have experience in legal fee collection and asset tracing.

    $22.22 /hr
    21 hours
    4.85