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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 4.72.

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  1. Jessica B.

    Jessica B.

    Report writer, office manager, & legal research.

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - 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
  2. Wolf Streider

    Wolf Streider

    Quality Assurance Professional

    Canada - Last active: 3 months ago - 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
  3. Melody A. Kramer

    Melody A. Kramer

    Challenging writing projects only

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    20-year trial attorney with extensive business dispute, IP litigation, and IP licensing experience. Also an expert writer and researcher available for writing projects, with specialty in legal. Author of forthcoming book "Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It" (google the title to see the book's website). See writing samples at JDSupra or peruse prior blog articles written for the National Association of Freelance Legal Professionals (start with "Quality vs. Quantity - The Billable Hour Mousetrap") and Rethinking the Legal Profession ("Confessions of an Adrenaline Addict and Trial Lawyer" and "The Tweet-Up Virgin Has an Epiphany" are a good start). I am also a guest blogger for Billy's Billing Blog.

    $100.00 /hr
    297 hours
    4.95
  4. Jeri B.

    Jeri B.

    Government Capture Manager, Proposal Writer, Researcher

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an experienced project manager; proposal writer, coordinator and manager; and researcher, writer, auditor, and analyst, with a niche service in government consulting and capture. My content areas are varied and wide and as an analyst and researcher, I'm experienced at adapting and building on past frameworks. I am a full-time freelancer (since Feb 2013), and part-time from Nov 2008 through Feb 2013. Thirty percent of my work is on Upwork; the remainder of my work is with non-virtual clients. I am constantly investing in professional development and I am Shipley trained at the corporate level. Please see my terms below. GOVERNMENT CONSULTING AND PROPOSAL WRITING. I've directly consulted and advised government since 1995, either within government, or in a national management consulting firm. I take all the skills at my disposal: analysis, research, audit, writing--to provide best practice solutions. I have worked as a project director, project manager, and team lead, conducting activities, writing and editing reports, developing work and audit plans, and all served as a practice area proposal coordinator while remaining 87% billable. I've helped businesses pursue government work since 2006. I utilize advanced PM practices to sequence activities based on priority, and condensed from the Shipley process. If you seek government proposal work, I'll ask that you respond to the portfolio document: Client Scoping. CONTENT AREAS: ambulance billing, airport operations, automated passport control (APC), economic development, education (K-12, IHE), electronic health records (EHR), electronic medical records (EMR), electronic patient care reporting (ePCR), franchise operations, health level seven (HL7), high reliability, labor, lean six sigma, government, legislation, public safety, SAAS, statutory research, theory of constraints, trades, transportation, workforce. PROJECT MANAGER (OPERATIONS, NOT I.T.). I've been an operational project manager since 1995. I've developed full-blown work plans, communications plans, and status and final reports. I currently use two PM software applications. RESEARCHER. I've been a researcher since 1991. This skill enabled me to pursue work as a yellow-book auditor because both are based on documented facts. My research is independent, fact-based, and very often collaborative. WRITER. I've been a professional writer since 1995, to include press releases, summaries, white papers, reports, proposals, RFP's, and more. AUDITOR and ANALYST. I am a trained performance auditor with documented experience. This type of auditing is specific to processes and data. Within this category is cost accounting. I've been an analyst since 1995, analyzing performance, revenue, budget, and so much more. *********************************************************** TERMS: Just a note about my RATES--the rate that I bid reflects the 10% transaction fee. My rate ranges are: $25 - $35: government capture and research; business research $35 - $50: proposal coordination and writing $50 - $75: government business development and capture. Please note that a full-time employee that provided this service would range from $45 - $100 per hour with indirect costs. If you pay me $27.78 per hour, this is my net: 27.78-2.78=25.00 1st net less employment tax, social security, medicare, and health insurance (for a total of $8.83) for a 2nd net of $15.17. So, hopefully you can quickly realize the value you receive in hiring a freelancer over an employee. I only accept hourly work with new clients and I also recognize the value of repeat work and will reflect that during rate discussions. * My rates are flexible depending on the perceived need, so please provide as much information as possible. * I don't work for commission. * I don't work set hours unless I have the capacity. Should you wish more of an employee arrangement, where you set the hours and dictate how the work should be done, please contact oDesk Payroll, and I am pleased to consider that option. * I don't work for clients of other clients. Have your client contact me directly. *********************************************************** A NOTE ABOUT SUCCESS RATE: In government proposal writing, many oDesk clients discover they do not meet minimum qualifications for government proposals. When this happens, the proposal can't be submitted. I have been ending these projects and we have these options: job completed successfully; job completed unsuccessfully; or other reason. I have been coding these as "other reason" and also providing a rather detailed explanation assuming oDesk was reviewing. Unfortunately, the 'other reason'--a client's INABILITY to meet minimum quals has equated to what appears to be my failure. NOT THE CASE. I have asked oDesk to review and revise but if past is prologue, this will never happen. Please ask me for a screen shot of our detailed ratings (clients don't see).

    $27.78 /hr
    691 hours
    4.94
  5. Trent Lesher

    Trent Lesher Agency Contractor

    "Reliable high quality - ability to craft the right message."

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    The words of one client: "I have . . . spent thousands with different contractors . . . and Trent has to be the most reliable and consistent with high quality work. VERY impressed. His ability to craft the right message for the right situation is invaluable and so hard to find. Once we need more writing help I will rehire for sure." Writer and Researcher -- Business / Law / Medical / Scientific / Technical / Review / Web Content / SEO. NOTE REGARDING ANOMALIES IN RECENT FEEDBACK RATINGS: I was injured in a hit-and-run accident last year, and fell behind on work and communications for a couple months. I am fully recovered now and keen to rebuild my reputation! Selected decades ago for the Yale University Directed Studies program based on my research skills and writing quality. Extensive professional writing, business, legal-assistant, medical quality-control, marketing and SEO experience since then. Writing, re-writing, editing and proofreading. Experienced with technical, business, proposal writing, marketing, fiction and non-fiction, SEO-friendly, legal, academic journal and other writing projects. Short content to book length. I'm more efficient with some projects than with others -- and often it's hard to tell before the project begins. So I offer all my clients the same GUARANTEE -- if after an agreed number of hours they are not satisfied with the results, I will do my best to offer the value expected (for free, off the clock) and by the deadline we agree on -- before proceeding with the project. Areas of expertise: Website Content Media Releases Blog content SEO-friendly content Legal writing Audio editing Research/article/report writing Business Writing Business Plan Consulting and Writing Flexible paralegal and legal assistant skills. Can competently do almost any task requiring intelligence, resourcefulness or common sense. Accurate quantitative analysis. Proficient in all major office and productivity programs. Able researcher and organizer. Effective commercial music composition and production. Savvy writing in any style or subject for report, article, or ad copy.

    Associated with: APO, a Professional Organization

    $17.00 /hr
    629 hours
    4.81
  6. Marilyn Y.

    Marilyn Y. Agency Contractor

    Team Manager, Executive Asst./VA, Reseacher, Hiring Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I often spend my free time on the net. It's so relaxing and hassle-free. I wanna try earning from here. I'll be glad if i can help other people complete their work on time, it's a fulfillment and good experience on my part. I was an editor-in-chief in our school paper during my high school. I am currently handling multitask responsibility in our office (arrange teacher-student schedule, communicate with the teachers and parents, accepts enrollees,record keeping, payroll, teaches special education, formulate and implement therapy program). With all these multitask experience, I am confident that I can handle these online tasks too.

    Associated with: MYR-CDO GRP

    $16.67 /hr
    12,928 hours
    4.91
  7. Jason Ramsey

    Jason Ramsey Agency Contractor

    Expert Researcher

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

    I am an expert researcher with an extensive background in many different web research sectors. Data validation, contact collection, lead generation, and geocoding/mapping are my most popular research services I offer. I have access to and manage work-team of 60 data specialists and 38 call center specialists that are waiting to work with you on your project. My team works on a per task or record basis, so the client is only paying for the finished product. We can meet any reasonable deadlines and are willing to take on a small trial work project to show you our exceptional quality.

    Associated with: Ramsey Researching Data Solutions

    $18.00 /hr
    86 hours
    4.77
  8. Rutchel C.

    Rutchel C. Agency Contractor

    Contract Management | Project Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 9

    For 10 years, I help business owners and entrepreneurs draft, monitor and organize legal documents, organize existing and future projects, manage and build engaged, skilled and driven employee teams in order to have a smooth-sailing, organized, fully-protected and engaged business. I have 3 bachelor's degree, namely AB International Studies, Law and Real Estate Services. Prior to working with oDesk in 2008, I have worked with: - Non-Government Organizations - Local Law Firms - Government Institution And from 2008 to the present, I have worked as: - Project Manager and Coordinator - HR, Recruitment and Staffing Manager - Employee Relations Manager - Paralegal - Technical Researcher - Executive Virtual Assistant - All-around Super Star Aside from my experience and educational background, I possess diverse skills set that is highly beneficial to any kind of business. Furthermore, my business ethics include honesty, belief in one's self and abilities, great command of the English language, doing justice, under promise and over deliver, and never stop learning and acquiring new skills. During my free time, I love to read books, cook different cuisines, engage in handicrafts and spend time cleaning/organizing my things.

    Associated with: Overall Solution Providers

    $16.67 /hr
    1,797 hours
    4.48
  9. Christine Carpio

    Christine Carpio Agency Contractor

    Ace Attorney/Lawyer/HR Manager/MBA/Researcher/Business Planner/Author

    Philippines - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 27 - Portfolio: 12

    I am a licensed attorney, a technical writer, and I have a degree in Doctor of Business Administration. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a range of skills in the field of corporate law, intellectual property IP, contract drafting, labor law, negotiation, human resources management, marketing management, and research & development; My core competency lies in human resources management and research (marketing research and legal research); I wish to further harness these skills and seek better opportunities in helping individuals and companies. Atty. Christine P. Carpio-Aldeguer ACE ATTORNEY / LAWYER / DBA /AUTHOR / HR MANAGER / RESEARCHER BUSINESS PLANNER

    Associated with: Wordsmiths, Ink.

    $16.67 /hr
    957 hours
    4.96