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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 4.69.

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  1. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 12 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. 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
  3. Donna Y.

    Donna Y.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 12 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
    4,996 hours
    4.99
  4. Stacey Bernhardt

    Stacey Bernhardt

    AAS in Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a graduate of Rasmussen college with an AAS in Paralegal. I carried a 3.8 GPA for 2 years. Certified in Westlaw, as well as knowledgeable in research, legal writing, Microsoft Office, litigation, and family law. I have done proofreading and editing on a few jobs, which I really enjoy. I type 58 words per minute and am capable of transferring pdf documents to word. I reply to all messages within 24 hours and I pay high attention to detail. If you are looking for someone who takes their work seriously and strives to give customers a good product then look no further. I am looking for work using my skills.

    $10.00 /hr
    72 hours
    4.86
  5. James Korth

    James Korth

    Patent Application Writer, Patent Technical Advisor and business write

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
  6. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 12 hours 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
    1,175 hours
    5.00
  7. Michael Hope

    Michael Hope Agency Contractor

    Paralegal/Credit Restore/Legal Researcher/Contract Management/Manager

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 10

    FAST ACCURATE DRAFTING OF PERSONAL INJURY DEMAND LETTERS I specialize in the fast and accurate drafting of Personal Injury Demand Letters that effectively communicate the severity of your client’s injuries and property damages. The result is a demand letter that encourages fast case settlement. This Is What You And Your Client Get For Your Money! A review of your client’s medical records; A review of your client’s medical bills; A review of the accident report or other documentation of the incident; Legal research re: if law applicable to your case; The drafting of the Demand Letter (Exhibits must be provided by you and your client): The Demand Letter may include (at You and Your Client's request) discussion of: The Insurance Adjusters Contact Section; The Description of Collision Section; The Initial Symptoms Section; The Initial Treatment Section; The Substantive Treatment Section; The Causation Section; The Reasonableness of Treatment Section; The Economic Damages Section; The Long Term Effects of Diagnosed Injury Section; The Non Economic Damages Section; and The Demand Section (amount of the demand as determined by you and your client) Sections Are Added or Deleted Upon You Or Your Client's Request. The Demand Letters are/will be billed at a flat rate based on the amount of your client’s medical bills as follows: $150.00 for demands involving medical bills up to $20,000; $175.00 for medical bills between $20,001 and $50,000; and $200.00 for medical bills over $50,000. “COLLECT YOUR $JUDGMENT MONEY$ NOW!!!” IF JUDGMENT RECOVERY IF Judgment Recovery will use every method at our disposal to recover the full amount of the unpaid judgment plus any interest that has accrued since the judgment was issued, if you have a valid court awarded judgment of $1,000 or more. There is no up-front cost to you. There are no fees no hidden charges, only an agreement that a percentage of the judgment collected be paid as consignment. Ranked in top 25 Best Virtual Assistant for June and July 2009. Over 15 years of experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Legal Researcher. My strengths in the legal field are; attention to details, file management, research using databases such as Lexis Nexis and West Law, etc., analyzing, editing, and composing documents. And over 12 years providing services online as a Virtual Assistant. Over 16 years experience as a Private Detective and Operations Manager; Security and Loss Prevention. My strengths as a manager are in screening, recruiting, hiring, training, managing and maintaining a high level of employee production and performance while maintaining or exceeding a monthly corporate set P&L. Below please find a listing of some of the services that I provide: Legal Research and Writings Marketing Research Competitive Research Business Research General Research Prior Art Research Real Estate Research Draft and answers litigation (court) documents: Complaints Oppositions Requests Interrogatories Contracts and Agreements Independent Contractors Agreement Non-Disclosure Agreements Sales Rep Contracts Employment Agreements Distributor Agreements Confidentiality Agreements Technology Agreements Lease Agreements Warranty Deeds Grant Deeds Quit Claim Deeds MOU Divorce Documents Foreclosure litigation assistance Draft demand letters Customer Service Management Retail Merchant Credit Restoration Judgment Recovery Inside Sales/Customer Support Sales Processing Quality assurance calls Personal Assistant Document Conversion (PDF to Word) (Word to PDF) Title Act Review & Summary Just to name a few! Computer skills in Windows 5/98/2000/XP/Vista, Internet, Needles, ProLaw, Abacus, Microsoft Office, Corel 8, CRM, PDF to Word Conversion, Lexis Nexis, West Law, LexisOne, Claris Works, Word-Perfect and other software applications. PROFESSIONAL REMOTE SERVICE SPECIALIST My profile and portfolio is available for your review at: http://www.odesk.com/users/~~a4aaa16cdacc32d3 Complete Credit Restoration I will provide you with a 3 cycle mailing of the necessary letters; Dispute Letters, Denial Request Letter, Follow-Up Letters and Response to Frivolous Allegations Letters to get your credit scores up within a short period of time so that you will be able to accomplish all of your goals. • This Process May Remove Negative Items from Your Credit Report • This Process May Consolidate Multiple Accounts • This Process May Remove Outdated Information from Your Credit Report • This Process May Delete Unauthorized Inquires from Your Credit Report • This Process May Delete Inaccurate Information from Your Credit Report • This Process May Remove Credit Counseling Notations from Your Credit Report • This Process May Remove Unidentifiable Information from Your Credit Report • This process May Merge Inquiries • This Process May Help You Get Better Interest Rates on Credit Cards, Auto Loans or Home Loans

    Associated with: Information Finders

    $20.00 /hr
    1,954 hours
    4.84
  8. Jun R.

    Jun R.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 12 hours 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
    6,564 hours
    4.80
  9. Gideon A.

    Gideon A.

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

    I am a well-organized and highly motivated professional. Innovative Leader with 5 years of solid work experience including legal search, database management, data entry and web scraping. I have multiple online business skills including data entry/document processing and transcription, through to expertise in internet research. I specialize in legal research, compliance and data verification. I am detail oriented and possess several years experience as a manager of outsourcing teams dealing with both customer service and legal research, my particular responsibility being quality assurance. ● Specialize in data extraction from web sites.. ● Proficient in all Microsoft software packages. ● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Strong decision making and problem solving skills. ● Able to prioritize tasks and workload in order of importance. ● Provide quality assurance and control of research data. ● Expert in legal research, compliance, and data verification.

    $12.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  10. Bernadette Teodoro

    Bernadette Teodoro

    Legal Consultant/Researcher/Web Content Analyst/Legal Secretary

    Philippines - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 7

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management at Bulacan State University. I had experienced working as a legal secretary on De La Rama Law Firm in Quezon City, Philippines. I have a very strong interest in pursuing a legal career. I am diligent, hard-working, career- centered and God- fearing. It is my goal to combine my ability to be compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent and efficient and I will make a positive contribution to the company that I would work for. Upon request, I am willing to send my resume for future reference.

    $3.33 /hr
    3,885 hours
    4.93