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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. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 6 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
  2. 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
  3. Robin S.

    Robin S.

    Web/eDocument Designer Researcher Writer

    United States - Last active: 09/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give my client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and dedicated to the job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I am a web and document designer. as well as a documentary photographer and writer. I create websites for book authors and newspapers along with providing content along with research and reporting for clients needs.

    $45.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  4. Kelly S.

    Kelly S.

    Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Over the past 2 years I have worked in the telecommunications industry as the personal assistant to the companies COO. I have maintained a remote work environment that allowed me to be timely and productive while doing an increasing work load consisting of research or products and competition, developing and implementing training programs, inventory control, managing a local team as well as several other remote team mates. I am highly motivated to learn new things, and have an increasing interest in the law, medicine, technology, animal rescue concerns, and healthy eating. I have over 4 years experience blogging as a ghostwriter as well as for myself, and seven years of business ownership under my belt. In my own business I have devoted a large amount of time to research, writing, and graphic design including but not limited to business logo and letter head design.

    $15.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.95
  5. Laura Hawn

    Laura Hawn

    Marketing/Legal/Customer Service/Writing/Editing

    United States - Last active: 12/09/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 16

    NOTE: I only accept hourly jobs unless I am the one applying. Please do not offer me fixed rate jobs. I no longer accept fixed rate. You will be wasting your time and mine if you offer me a fixed rate job. In order for me to accept a fixed rate job, I have to be the one who applied; offered fixed rate jobs will be ignored unless I actively applied. My objective is to use my skills in marketing and criminal justice to help people. I have experience in email marketing, and I am a fast learner. On the criminal justice side, I have a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. This degree can be put to work for you and your company in many ways. I can do many things with my marketing and criminal justice experience; just let me know what you need. On the writing and editing side of things, as you can see, I have much oDesk experience with both writing and editing articles. I am very detail oriented and I have a very creative mind. I strive to get my work done efficiently and in a timely manner. Contact me if you think my writing or editing skills can be useful to you. On the customer service side of things, I have over thirteen years of customer service experience, and I pride myself in providing the best customer service that I possibly can. I can handle irritable and angry customers well, as well as deal with questions and concerns that customers have. I have much experience writing BMR articles, and can write them fairly quickly. I have written literally thousands of them, and have gotten quite good at it. Though BMR is now out of business, the SEO experience I gained from writing these articles is still very useful. At this time, I am looking for a full time job. Preferably, this job will involve writing. Contact me if you think my skills can help you.

    $11.11 /hr
    997 hours
    4.87
  6. Rachel Collins

    Rachel Collins

    Top 10% Experienced Virtual Assistant - English based in UK

    United Kingdom - Last active: 03/24/2014 - Tests: 13

    I am English and live in the UK. I am trustworthy, hard-working and practical. I have 10 years of office experience in various accountancy roles, and I have also worked in retail management, administration, sales and customer services. I am currently studying part time for a degree in Law and Business, for which I received a distinction result for my most recent end of year exams. I am accomplished using IT systems including Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel, and have carried out complex Excel work in my previous job as an Insurance Accountant. I have experience of Personal assistant work including diary management, travel arrangements, liaising with clients, and creating new processes and systems. I have an excellent telephone manner and communication skills, and have regularly dealt with international customers and clients in the past. I am reliable and adaptable to different work environments, and able to work well both individually and as part of a team. I also work as a volunteer adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau (a national charity in the UK which gives information and advice to help people with their money, legal, consumer and other problems.) I have received highly rated reviews of my previous work on oDesk dating back to 2011. KEY SKILLS: ~Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information both verbally and in writing. Strong grasp of the English language and correct grammar. ~Flexible team player, with very strong time management skills, allowing effective prioritization and work on concurrent projects. ~Analytical thinker with a talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes. ~Results-driven with excellent planning and organizational skills, and a high degree of detail orientation. ~Highly IT literate: accomplished using IT systems including Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and various accountancy software packages, and the ability to type quickly and accurately (65wpm). ~Enthusiastic learner, eager to acquire new skills and knowledge, to meet challenges and to quickly understand new concepts. ~Positive hardworking employee with a committed approach to work and the ability to effectively work to deadlines with minimal supervision.

    $15.44 /hr
    182 hours
    5.00
  7. Mazharul Islam

    Mazharul Islam

    Professional Lead Generator, LinkedIn, Web Researcher and CRM Expert

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    If you expect the best then you need to hire the best and I feel that describes me. To obtain a responsible and challenging position where I can maximize employer satisfaction. I am proud to showcase my skills in ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, WEB RESEARCH, DATA ENTRY, LEAD GENERATION, LINKEDIN, CUSTOMER SUPPORT. I am eager to learn new skills and take on new challenges, and provide my clients realistic production delivery dates I want to establish a good working relationship with all buyers and also to my co-providers. As a provider, I am very committed to providing fast and quality turn around and look forward to having a long professional relationship with my clients/buyer. I take pride in my work and deliver tailored services to meet all the clients needs and specifications. Summary of Experience: --------------------------------------- ==>Technical Support Specialist Remote support/ linktrust.com/ cpatank.com/ blameads.com/ check broken links etc. ==> Web Research General research/ Market research/ Internet research/ Medical research etc. ==> Software Expertise MS Word / Excel / Access / Outlook / PowerPoint / Publisher / Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator/ Geo Edge/ Dropbox ==> Marketing Constant Contact strategies and designs/ Mailchimp design/ Social media Marketing/ Facebook marketing/ Email marketing etc. ==> Others --Restaurant --Real Estate --Yelp --Yellowpage --Google docs --Crm --Photography --Youtube --Google apps --Google Adwords --HTML --Web scraping, etc. I am looking to use these skills to grow my experience and knowledge. I am most interested in solving "unsolvable" problems, and implementing solutions that are usually considered outside of the box.

    $3.33 /hr
    2,228 hours
    4.91
  8. Janine ann D.

    Janine ann D.

    Content Moderator /Web Researcher /Administrative Support

    Philippines - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a Researcher, Data entry and can also do Content Moderation.. I know how to use earlier versions of MS excel, MS office 2010 and other Microsoft office which i can use in Data Entry. Im a fast learner and willing to under go training..Im also familiar with posting ads that helps me to develop my typing and writing skills..I am very dependable and pride myself on punctuality and meeting deadlines..

    $5.56 /hr
    342 hours
    4.64
  9. Carol W.

    Carol W.

    Writer, Editor, Virtual Assistant, Well-Rounded Communicator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 1

    It has come to my attention that some employers for whom I worked most recently advertised for what I expected to be long-term employment opportunities when in fact they were jobs that only required a few hours or only a week or two of intermittent work, which I am always paid and have been told the work was acceptable and in many cases excellent, but then I don't hear from the employer again. I am only interested in long-term positions. Please do not reach out to me if you do not intend to keep me employed for the long-term. In the recent past I have been hired three times by men who called me on the phone, said they wanted to work with me long in to the future, only to be hired to do basically very little. I do not take any blame for the positions not working out. I am online and ready when an employer needs me. Some employers do not apparently know what they want. If you are reading this and thinking about reaching out to me please be sure I am someone you will want to work with into the future. That being said, over the last 15 years, I have worked for a variety of employers as a writer, editor, medical / legal, executive secretary, and business associate/assistant. I am a competent communicator who can write a letter, report, or comprehensible short story. In other words, whatever a client needs in the realm of the written or spoken English word, I am confident I can meet and hopefully exceed the employer's expectation. I am seeking opportunities to work for a company or an individual for whom I can assist. I have a lot of experience with Microsoft Office software, Microsoft platforms such as Microsoft 7, 8 & 8.1, as well as Google email & apps. In addition, besides Microsoft & Google, I am well versed in a variety of software programs such as WordPress but if not wholly familiar can easily adapt to any program on the market the potential client uses to make his/her life easier. I have the hardware as well as a stable Internet connection and a quiet workplace to complete tasks efficiently. I am a multitasker who is long past being overwhelmed whenever I'm bombarded with work. It has been my experience that if I approach each task by prioritizing at the end of the day the work is always accomplished timely and accurately. I am looking to establish a long-term relationship with an employer. I am trustworthy, discreet, and best of all reliable. If I say I am going to do something or be online when needed, I am someone on whom the employer can depend on to keep her word. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me. I invite all employers to contact me so we can discuss a future professional relationship. Carol Wilson

    $12.22 /hr
    3,008 hours
    4.98
  10. Dragan Stojanovski

    Dragan Stojanovski

    Professional Web Researcher and Data Entry

    Slovenia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    My objective is to contribute to the productivity of the company by utilizing my outmost potential to the fullest and sharing my gained experiences and abilities.I believe in high quality work results and I do my best for each client to deliver the work with complete satisfaction. I prefer to have long term relationship with each client customers. For me, Success comes first after client's satisfaction. I am seeking opportunities where I can apply my skills, acquired knowledge and my capabilities to actual work. My aim is to be one of the more dependable oDeskers professionals, providing consistently high excellent quality of work. I am a results-oriented, knowledgeable and reliable individual, willing to be trained and yet can be depended on, to have a few ideas up my sleeve when and where needed.

    $6.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00