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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. Darwin Anhao

    Darwin Anhao

    Data Entry, Sourcing Expert, Web Research, Amazon Product Lister

    Philippines - Last active: 13 hours ago

    I am a man with easy-to-learn habit/ability. I have excellent experience in web research, phone research, list building, message retrieving/submission, and mailings. I may be new to odesk.com with one ongoing project over 100 hrs. I am sure, I would be an ideal virtual assistant to accomplish your requirements. I will be available on part time basis, you decide the time, and I am there with uninterrupted Internet connection.

    $3.33 /hr
    501 hours
    0.00
  2. Estelle Craemer

    Estelle Craemer

    Project Manager

    South Africa - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a young, motivated, goal driven individual who has recently completed my certification in project management. I am currently seeking opportunities in Project Management. My project management skills include: Project Management Framework, Strategic Project Management, Project Management for Development and Upliftment, Project Management Processes, Project Time Management, Project Human Resources, Project Cost Management, Project Procurement Management, Project Risk Management, Project Quality Management, Project Communications Management and Information Technology for Project Management with the main focus being Microsoft Office Project 2007.

    $22.22 /hr
    489 hours
    0.00
  3. Jameson Uy

    Jameson Uy

    Lawyer

    Philippines - Last active: 09/24/2014 - Tests: 2

    An experienced legal researcher and legal writer. A degree holder in bachelor of laws and Legal Management. A practicing lawyer with expertise in Civil and Corporate Laws.

    $18.89 /hr
    18 hours
    0.00
  4. Charles Weiss

    Charles Weiss

    Juris Doctor/Legal writer, editor, proofreader, and researcher

    United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 2

    24 years of legal experience specializing in civil and criminal litigation and appeals; Excellent legal research in Westlaw and Lexis, writing, and legal analysis skills and drafting complaints and motions in civil, criminal, contracts and personal injury matters. Bankruptcy Chapter 7, 11 and 13, with competent use of EZ File filing software and PACER. Placing high degree of emphasis on providing outstanding customer service and identifying "critical" exceptions in work orders and ensuring work orders are produced timely, accurately and within accepted customer service levels. Family Law Custody and Divorces Actions in Community and Equitable Division States: Complaints/Motions/Reconsideration Petitions/Modifications/Protective Orders Commercial and Residential Real Estate transactions and litigation State & Federal Foreclosure defense litigation, loan modifications, and debt settlement. Drafting lawsuits (complaints/motions/stays) against banks and other lenders who attempt to circumvent the regulations prescribed by HAMP. State & Federal Criminal Defense(s): DUI, Drug offenses/possessions, trafficking (Asset Forfeitures) Preparation of estate planning documents including wills, trusts (irrevocable/revocable) Commercial and Residential Real Estate transactions and litigation including: lease drafting, lease modifications, evictions, property sales, deeds, land contracts, easement issues, boundary issues, zoning issues, water issues, fence issues, mortgage and loan issues. Real Estate Title Examiner and Abstractor (limited to southeastern states): search real estate records for mortgages and deeds as well as judgments and liens and preparing title exam/commitment. State & Federal Criminal Defense(s): DUI, Drug offenses/possessions, trafficking (Asset Forfeitures), Juvenile, Assault/Battery, Domestic abuse, Rape, Murder, Manslaughter, Direct Appeals/Habeas Corpus. Preparation of estate planning documents including wills, trusts (irrevocable/revocable), general durable and limited powers of attorney, advance directives for health care and mental health care proxy, property management and nominations of guardians.

    $18.00 /hr
    11 hours
    0.00
  5. Lisandro G.

    Lisandro G.

    Paralegal, Automotive, Researcher, Computer Networking, Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I am a well-organized and highly motivated person with 18 years of working experience as Assistant to the Corporate Secretary of a holding company, and act as Corporate Secretary of various subsidiary companies, at the same time tasked to be the Records Officer whose primary responsibility is to manage the corporation’s records from their creation through to their eventual disposal. I developed the expertise in repairs and maintenance of high-end vehicles as Admin Officer and as Project Director of car restoration and modification for 14 years. Has 8 years of experience in handling the full operation and hardware/software troubleshooting of a family owned business internet shop. I approach every new challenge with great enthusiasm and I have the ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and efficiently. I always make sure to give 100% quality and commitment to my work.

    $3.50 /hr
    65 hours
    0.00
  6. Kim Dougherty

    Kim Dougherty

    Virtual Assistant/Word Processor/Customer Service

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago

    I have been in the legal field for over 20 years working in real estate doing collections and foreclosures for homeowner associations. I have recently started working from home and have a fully equipped home office. I can be available most hours in the week and even weekends if necessary. I currently type over 85 wpm and am familiar with all Microsoft ;rograms, WordPerfect, QuickBooks, etc.

    $22.00 /hr
    36 hours
    0.00
  7. Carlos SANCHEZ LIRA

    Carlos SANCHEZ LIRA

    Bilingual Customer service real time interpreter

    Mexico - Last active: 2 days ago

    I have years of experience in the customer service field, from travel industry to legal services.My objective as a Freelancer is to contribute with my skills and experience to get things done.

    $8.00 /hr
    710 hours
    0.00
  8. Cassandra M.

    Cassandra M.

    Ms

    United States - Last active: 06/16/2013 - Tests: 4

    I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies and Minor in Business Administration. I obtained an Associate's Degree as Paralegal from Harrisburg Area Community College. I have been working in Insurance for 30 years, but looking to start my career as Paralegal. I have good customer service skills either in person or on the telephone. I am proficient at Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Lexis Nexis and Westlaw. I am knowledgeable with Microsoft Access.

    $5.56 /hr
    3 hours
    0.00
  9. Carla D.

    Carla D.

    Efficient Virtual Assistant with Business Experience

    United States - Last active: 05/27/2014 - Tests: 8

    I am a very efficient, diligent and conscientious person who has worked in the education and legal fields for over 20 years in which I recruited, hired and managed the clerical and general office staff. I most recently have worked in the retail merchandising industry as a team lead performing resets and new item cut-ins for major grocery, department and discount warehouse stores for the last 4 years. My skills include but are not limited to, project management, human resources, typing 80wpm, data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. In college, I was the editor of the school newspaper. I have taught business high school classes and computer literacy classes to adults. I have been a legal secretary for 10 years. I taught high school and adults for 15 years.

    $16.67 /hr
    5 hours
    0.00