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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 4.70.

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  1. Rochelle Baron

    Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

    Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - 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
  2. Lheila mozenda M.

    Lheila mozenda M.

    CPA Lawyer

    Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Since 2007, I have been working as a paralegal, legal consultant, researcher and freelance writer normally related with law, business and finance. I also worked as a financial analyst and provide bookkeeping and accounting services both online and offline. I also teach Accounting, Tax, Finance and Business Law subjects as a college professor in a university. I am currently practicing my profession by providing legal, consultation, notarial and accounting services to my clients. My communication skill is proven competent.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,207 hours
    5.00
  3. Jun R.

    Jun R.

    top 5% oDesk contractor award for 2013, expert researcher, paralegal,

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Delivering finished projects with excellent quality, always on time and at a very reasonable rate. With extensive work experience in insurance casualty adjustment, administration, experienced paralegal, property & project management, procurement & materials management, recruitment & personnel administration, liaison & coordination, data encoding, proofreading, accounting, very good negotiation and excellent research skills. Prospective clients will find that my skills compliment each other. I can also assist clients/investors who want to locate and open their business here in the Philippines by processing their business registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), local government units (LGUs) and other government entities such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Pag IBIG Fund, etc. Can assist in the registration of trademark or patent applications with the Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPO), and process passport applications with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), can draft and prepare legal contracts and documents, and a host of other services for investors wanting to promote their business in the Philippines.

    $11.11 /hr
    6,476 hours
    4.80
  4. Lea B.

    Lea B.

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Legal Researcher/Executive Assistant

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have worked primarily as an assistant for over eight years, most of those years as a legal assistant, and I would love the opportunity to provide my outstanding skills and services to companies on a virtual platform. I have an abundance of experience creating Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets. I have spent countless hours answering telephones, sending and responding to emails, overseeing schedules, contacting clients, managing extensive files, researching a multitude of topics, creating documents, and tending to the daily professional responsibilities of those I have worked for. My multitasking and time management skills are matched by no other. I am extremely conscious of deadlines. I am a team player but can also work well independently with little instruction. I know how to form excellent relationships with clients and take joy in knowing that clients can always count on me to be there when they need assistance. I am exceptionally organized and extremely detail-oriented. I can master any and all tasks given to me. I have superb communication skills and am fluent in both spoken and written English. I am honest, trustworthy and reliable. I understand the importance of time sensitive material and will handle all confidential information with the utmost integrity. My skills and experience would be nothing but an asset to a company. I look forward to being able to prove that!

    $17.00 /hr
    1,652 hours
    4.85
  5. Mayla S.

    Mayla S.

    Experienced Personal/Virtual Assistant, Transcriptionist, etc.

    Philippines - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 11

    I have developed quite a lot of skills since graduating from College. I have studied and learn to type fast. My typing speed is now averaging 45wpm. I also studied transcription and has a strong background on medical terminologies. I'm very meticulous, hardworking, goal-oriented and time conscious. I like to finish work on time. Also, I would like to learn new things and won't limit preferences based on my experiences. Employers won't be disappointed when hiring me because I deliver what is needed. Thanks!

    $11.11 /hr
    4,671 hours
    4.97
  6. Heather Noe

    Heather Noe

    Transcription/Typist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello, hello! Are you looking for a fast, reliable and detail oriented person to do your transcription work? I can guarantee you fast and accurate results of any type of transcribing work you need. I believe communication is the key to a successful relationship between client and contractor. I keep in contact with my clients on a regular basis and adjust to their needs. I have been fortunate enough to become the "Fearless Transcriptionist" of CatalystMLM and have transcribed some amazing interviews (please see portfolio section below for details). I have open availability 7 days a week 24 hours a day. If you want your job done right contact me! Some of my other skills include: Proficient in Microsoft office 2007 applications (word, power point, and excel) Certificate for Proficiency in Payroll Accounting Peachtree and Quickbooks Legal Research and Writing Internet Research Typing Skills 90 wpm

    $13.33 /hr
    1,417 hours
    4.91
  7. Mervin Rene Salceda

    Mervin Rene Salceda

    Fast, Reliable, & Experienced Researcher & Data Entry Proffesional

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,539 hours
    4.97
  8. Abdul Wahab

    Abdul Wahab

    Expert in Criminal Attorney & Legal Researcher

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    " TOP 10% oDesk CONTRACTOR " Date of enrollment as an Advocate since 04/16/1990 practicing as a Criminal Defense Attorney & Government Council for 23+ years at the Judge Court, District & Session Court , Judicial Magistrates Court, Lakshmipur, Bangladesh. Committed to be successful in the professional life providing the best services to obtain the satisfaction of your & my worldwide recognition. Experienced for 27+ years in Project Management, Recruitment/ Hiring Management, Talent/ Candidate Sourcing, Web Researching ( Curriculum Research ,Engineering Research ,Medical /Healthcare Research ,Finance Research ,Sales & Marketing Research, Human Resources and Administration, Talent/ Candidate Research ,Online Research ,Boolean Strings ,Advanced internet research tools ,Social Networks Research (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ etc...) ,Professional Network Research ( Linkedin, Viadeo, Xing, Biznik, EFactor, Monster etc...) , Quality assurance, Database developing with required information, Legal Justice requirement , Local & International Applied Law etc. by online marketplaces. Available all day long on Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger to respond you at anytime to inform you the progression of your project & for regular communication.

    Groups: BigCommerce

    $13.33 /hr
    1,913 hours
    5.00
  9. Michelle S.

    Michelle S.

    Virtual Assistant / Title examiner/ Web Researcher /Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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
    1,041 hours
    5.00
  10. Maria Rollet Guieb

    Maria Rollet Guieb

    Web Researcher - Data Entry Specialist - Layout Artist

    Philippines - Last active: 20 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
    2,898 hours
    4.98