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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. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    899 hours
    4.98
  2. Melanie Ramirez

    Melanie Ramirez

    Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coordinator / Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

    I am a legal professional who can offer services pertaining to legal matters. I am likewise a highly-experienced writer who have 8 years of experience doing academic, article, SEO, etc. writing. It has been my desire to be able to use my writing skills into good use. To earn from it is a bonus. I would like to help those with writing needs, even students who may have writing requirements. I also can give sound legal advice and information that could be of big help to those who may not afford expensive attorney's fees. I took my masters degree in International Business Law in the University of Liverpool in UK and can thereby handle legal matters regardless of the country of origin. Besides my legal and writing experiences, I am also an experienced manager who have handled administrative work mostly for company presidents and CEOs. As such, I am confident I can handle virtual work for them. You can contact me faster via Skype: melanie23.gueco

    $44.44 /hr
    142 hours
    4.90
  3. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

    Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

    $33.33 /hr
    847 hours
    4.99
  4. Serra E.

    Serra E.

    267 Jobs, 1940 Hours. TOP TURKISH Sworn Certified Translator in TURKEY

    Turkey - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 36

    The most preferred "TOP RATED" TURKISH Sworn & Certified Translator at Upwork ! • 267 Jobs / Projects & 1940 Hours done at Upwork • Totally 426 jobs / projects 2150+ Hours completed in 4.5 years About my "Job Success" being 95%, but not 100% -- this is just because I used to end "open-left and inactive" jobs myself. This "success rate" term showed up here recently and I learned that this is something bad. • • PLEASE NOTE that TURKEY IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD • • Dear Sirs & Madams, With 10 years experience, I am the most preferred, the most working, the most qualified, and the most experienced NATIVE Turkish Translator, ( Sworn, Certified and Accredited ) at Upwork and some other websites. I hold a 4 year degree diploma on ELT English Language Teaching (& Literature) Some of My Clients: • Facebook • Coca-Cola USA • Pinterest • Yandex • Uber • Sony UK • Finish UK ...and 240+ others ! --> All are provable Freelance works with working links! No lies, no false & doubtful references! The Only Sworn, Accredited Certified Turkish Translator here ! -- I can provide wet signed, translation-custom stamped, official certification over the translation I do. Beside being a translator, I am a Proofreader / Linguist, and an Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools The "Genuine" Translator with Sworn Translation Stamps who can Certify your official documents • The most experienced #1 by far, with 265 jobs & 1938+ hours! • The Only Turkish Contractor with 4.99 Rating score -- after 265 jobs done at Upwork! • Most Preferred - 265 jobs at Upwork, 432 jobs in Total, • Most Qualified - Holds a degree on "English Language and Literature" • Top-scorer in "English" Test Results among Turkish Contractors About Turkey & Turkish Language Market Prices: - - - - Turkey is the MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY in terms of benzine, diesel-fuel, electricity, nature-gas, and a few more sectors, and it has the HIGHEST TAX RATES in the world. I can send a PDF document with working web-links to prove this situation Plus, We are feeding 3 million Syrians in camps with our taxes Do not expect me to work for low rates of the Far-east, the Asia, the Africa and the Middle-east. D e t a i l e d . I n f o r m a t i o n: - - - - D i f f e r e n c e • Ranked # 1 among all Turkish Contractors as well as Turkish Translators • Lecturer at the Best University of Turkey -- Bogazici University • Professional Top Quality Work Performed in Office atmosphere • Working as a married couple of translators E d u c a t i o n • Graduate with honors from Reputable Turkish Universities • International English Teacher Certification • Both are State Universities -- not Private Universities C e r t i f i c a t i o n • Official Sworn Turkish Translator Certification by Turkish Government • International Pedagogic Formation Certification for English Teaching Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . a t . o D e s k • 1st Place at "English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)" among ALL Upworkers • Top 10% at 7 "English" Tests • Top 20% at 2 "English" Tests • Top 30% at 3 "English" Tests • Best "English Language" Test Results among Turkish Upworkers A u t h e n t i c i t y • Id-verified by Upwork • Provable diplomas, certifications, accreditations E x p e r i e n c e • 9 Yrs of Professional Translation Experience ( part time, full time, owner of translation firm ) • Even translated the website of the University she graduated • 2+ Years of work as Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools T a l e n t s / D i s t i n c t i v e . A b i l i t i e s • the Idealist Perfectionist -- used to be English Teacher at Turkish State Schools • # 1 Not only among Turkish Translators, but among all Turkish Contractors! • No Grammar mistakes/no typos: error-free translation! • (Unlike competitors) Doing her own business -- really graduated from that field! J o b - T y p e s • Translation, Proof-reading, Interpretation • Off-line or On Site / In Line / Web Translator • Turkish Localization Specialist / Expert • Video / Audio Transcriber • Web Research / Market Research • Warm Calls • Voice over Talent / Audio Record • Audio / Video Transcription • Phone Support / Customer Support S e c t o r s • Technical / Engineering • Legal / Contract / Notary Government Language • Us States' Federal Laws & Regulations • Medical / Medicine / Chemical / Biology • Turkish Ministry Laws & Regulations O t h e r • I am a Public Notary Accredited Sworn Translator working in Istanbul - Turkey • I was graduated with honors from an ELT department of a 4 year degree diploma program at a reputable Turkish university. • I am a Native Turk translator and lingust born and living in Turkiye / Turkei / Turquie / Tacchino / Turco • I am can translate from and into Turkce / Turkisch / Turque / Turca • I have and can use SDL Trados Studio with SDLX DTP Processing and other software like Wordfast, POedit, GlobalSight, etc. I can also use Transifex and Transcriber.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,943 hours
    4.99
  5. Donna Y.

    Donna Y.

    Admin/Virtual/Personal Assistant, Data Entry, PowerPoint, Blogger, SEO

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 22

    I am a seasoned contractor on Odesk who has had a good track record. I'm a personal assistant but I also do data entry, web research, and PowerPoint presentations. Previously worked as a Personal Assistant for a California-based law firm wherein I was able to hone my skills by performing multiple tasks, my goal is to deliver what the client wants. Ad when it comes to quality of work, I'm one of the best.

    $8.89 /hr
    4,972 hours
    4.99
  6. Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I am currently an independent contract attorney. I work mostly in family law, but can also do other contract work. I am an excellent proofreader, and a great legal writer and researcher. This is my preferred work, but I am open to discuss anything you can throw at me. I want to expand my legal knowledge, and take on some challenging tasks in order to help my career. I have spent 6 months before law school working for a public defender. During my second summer of law school, I worked with a private family and criminal law attorney. Since I have passed the BAR in October, I have continued to work with that attorney, and I also work with a second family attorney. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or needs.

    $44.44 /hr
    20 hours
    4.87
  7. James Korth

    James Korth

    Patent Application Writer, Patent Technical Advisor and business write

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Draft patent applications, claims and drawings for inventions involving data processing, call center technology and methods, mobile communications, software, and aviation. Draft responses to Office Action rejections and other communications received from US Patent Office Please see US patents 8346575 and 8478234 on USPTO.gov or freepatentsonline.com for examples of patent documents written.

    $30.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  8. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

    $8.89 /hr
    1,158 hours
    5.00
  9. Nicole Lang

    Nicole Lang

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 17 years I have been working using my project management and office skills. I have a law degree and work in a technical environment so am able to pick up information quickly and effectively. I am a very fast typist and am skilled with all Microsoft Office applications. I currently hold CPE certification in Microsoft Excel. I am detail-oriented and able to adapt to a variety of situations.

    $10.00 /hr
    23 hours
    5.00
  10. Kelley A.

    Kelley A.

    Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

    United States - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

    $9.26 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00