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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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  1. 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
  2. Edgar, Jr. Torres

    Edgar, Jr. Torres

    Lawyer, Real Estate Law, Litigation, Legal Researcher/Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an active practicing attorney in Davao City, Philippines. While taking up my law studies at the same time in one of the most prestigious Law Schools here in the Philippines ran by the Jesuit Fathers, I have been a part-time legal researcher and legal writer in various Law Firms here in Davao City, Philippines . I took up Philosopy as my Pre-law course. I am a young and vibrant lawyer capable of executing my legal duties with zeal and professionalism. My legal practice consists, mainly, of Litigation and Legal Dispute Resolution in Criminal, Civil and Real Estate Laws. As a practicing trial-lawyer, I have developed skills in pleadings, contract drafting, litigation and court proceedings under Philippine Laws and some foreign legal system as well as rendering legal opinion "consulta". I have an excellent command of the English Language. I am a team player and I believe in mastering the fundamentals. I pay very close attention to details. Finally, I am quick to learn to suit your every need.

    $12.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. R. W.

    R. W. Agency Contractor

    HR Consultant, HRIS, Business Coach, Learning-Training & Develop

    United States - Tests: 2

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: • 17+ years of Human Resources Business Partner experience leading cultural change, building partnerships, developing others and offering creative solutions to business issues nationwide. • 16 years of experience with Employment Laws and Regulations (federal and state) and Legal Compliance ensuring company is in compliance with FMLA, ADA & COBRA laws, maintaining HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance, and Affordable Care Act (ACA). • 15 years of Project Management experience running multiple projects at one time in a variety of locations. • 10 years in Human Resources Consulting experience in a client service environment, handling multiple external clients. • 9 years of HR Transformation and Change Management experience anticipating the need for change, consulting with clients on effective approaches to change, architecting change plans and assisting clients with leadership and execution. • 9 years of Training and Professional Development experience in developing, implementing, facilitating, and maintaining orientation, training programs, seminars and workshops (both in-person & virtual / online training). • 8 years of Human Resources Strategic Planning experience partnering with business client groups to focus on critical areas of strategic contribution and translate solutions into appropriate management and HR actions. • 8 years of Employee Relations experience that contributes to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. • 7 years of HR Benefits experience researching, analyzing, and administering employee benefit plans, surveys, policies, and procedures. • 6 years in Human Resources Generalist experience compensation administration, HRIS, recruiting & selection. • A motivated and ambitious professional with excellent leadership, team building, coaching, problem solving, tactical decision making, organizational, written & oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, and advanced computer skills. • Skilled in building and maintaining long-term relationships with all levels of employees, partners and clients. • Able to travel up to 50% of the time. PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: • At VisionWorks, increased efficiency by restructuring the Operations and Administration functions of each department within the company which eliminated time consuming administrative tasks from the workload of the employees and released substantial time for more productive activities. • Reduced the time frame of the Full-Cycle Recruiting process by 10% at VisionWorks Group of America and by 25% at ConAgra Foods by sharing knowledge and identifying areas for improvement. • Acknowledged by the President of American Imaging Management / WellPoint for outstanding leadership efforts where responsibility was taken for the day-to-day Human Resource affairs for three local offices after the untimely resignation of three key Executive personnel. • Developed and implemented an Employee Onboard Process & Training that decreased the time frame by 50% at American Imaging Management / WellPoint. • At Optimus Entertainment Group, reduced employee turnover by 50% by implementing a project management system, performance management system and conducting routine team meetings which increased employee knowledge and understanding of roles, responsibilities and company expectations. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, reduced OSHA fines by approximately 13% after being appointed as Internal Auditor to audit our company sites and Employees knowledge of OSHA requirements. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, increased revenue of the North America headquarters of roughly $2B through the reconciliation and collection of our Inter-Company Accounts. TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and MS Project. • Web/Video Conferencing: WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, Polycom, Cisco, and Tandberg. • E-learning Software: Adobe eLearning, TrainCaster, Articulate, Trivantis, Rapid Intake, and Learn e-learning. • HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Oracle, ADP, BrassRing, and Pereless. • ERP Systems: SAP HR, SAP FI, SAP SSCM, SAP SD, and PeopleSoft HCM. • Project Management: MS Project, BaseCamp, Asana, Atlassian, Wrike, Mavenlink, Teamwork Project Manager, etc.

    Associated with: Williams Business Solutions

    $25.00 /hr
    62 hours
    0.00
  4. Melody A. Kramer

    Melody A. Kramer

    Challenging writing projects only

    United States - 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
  5. Jeri B.

    Jeri B.

    Government Capture Manager, Proposal Writer, Researcher

    United States - 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 TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: GOVERNMENT CONSULTING AND PROPOSAL MANAGEMENT. 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 gross rate ranges (pre-transaction fee) are: $25 - $35: government capture and research; business research $35 - $50: proposal management, analysis, coordination, 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. * My rates are flexible depending on perceived need, so please provide as much information as possible. * I will work fixed price but (1) need upfront milestone to start unless mutually agreed; and (2) I set milestones. * 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
    694 hours
    4.94
  6. Paul D

    Paul D

    Attorney, Business Consultant & Strategist

    United States Virgin Islands

    I have over 30 years of experience as an attorney, insurance agent, entrepreneur, business consultant and strategist. I have launched, operated and sold several successful businesses and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs in developing, financing, structuring and managing their enterprises. I have a particular passion for working with startups, independent contractors, professionals and other small for profit and not-for-profit organizations. After a long and successful career I am looking to slow down from working on large complex projects and desire to work with more diversified and exciting opportunities to assist other small businesses and organizations to grow and prosper. I have Particular Expertise in: Federal Taxation Employee Benefits Executive Compensation Healthcare Trusts & Estates Life & Health Insurance (licensed) Non-Profits Extensive Client Experience with: Real Estate Agents Insurance Agents Financial Advisors Day Traders, Hedge Fund Managers, Commodity Brokers Benefits Brokers Manufacturing Freelancers & Consultants I have Experience with: Business Development Legal Document & Contract Drafting Tax Planning and Tax Reduction Strategies Business Plans & Feasibility Studies Operational Efficiency Strategic Planning Business Writing Copy Writing, Editing & Proofing Legal & Business Research Estate Planning Life Insurance Advance Sales Insurance & Financial Services Marketing Although I am new as an oDesk contractor I have been an oDesk client since 2012 and have a 5-star 4.98 rating with 52 reviews.

    $90.00 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00
  7. Marilyn Y.

    Marilyn Y. Agency Contractor

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

    Philippines - 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
    12,934 hours
    4.91
  8. Jason Ramsey

    Jason Ramsey Agency Contractor

    Expert Researcher

    United States - 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. Ramsey Researching is the lifeline BPO for multiple types of projects that require validation, verification, categorization, de-duping, existence checking or location mapping. We have a 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
    90 hours
    4.78
  9. Christine Carpio

    Christine Carpio Agency Contractor

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

    Philippines - 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