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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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  1. Michael Hope

    Michael Hope Agency Contractor

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

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  2. Ernesto joseph G.

    Ernesto joseph G.

    Law Graduate, HR Practitioner, Writer & Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 11/05/2014 - Tests: 5

    Law Graduate (Philippine Law School) I have a degree in law with a strong grasp of legal principles, strong ethical sensibility, highly observant and strong investigative skills. Human Resources Practitioner and Labor Relations Expert I am adept in handling employee grievances, discipline and coaching. I have 15 + years of experience as HR Practitioner. I specialise in labor laws and negotiations. Researcher (University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy) I have a degree in Philosophy wherein research was part of the curriculum. I am naturally curious, open minded, persistent and innovative. Writer I love writing. I am fluent in English and use it as my primary mode of communication. I am very articulate and creative. I can write any article and any kind of story. Feature writing is my passion.

    $11.16 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  3. Shannon Abbey

    Shannon Abbey

    Certified Paralegal and Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo. In addition to my educational background, I have over five years of experience in a law firm setting. I have primarily worked in areas of workers' compensation, for both claimants and employers, personal injury, as well as commercial evictions in Ohio and Michigan. I type an estimated 80 wpm. I am proficient in all areas of Microsoft Office. I am capable of performing legal research, briefing cases, summarizing depositions, transcribing dictation, and many other tasks. I also have experience in creating interactive Power Point and Prezi presentations for educational seminars. Co-workers and supervisors would describe me as punctual, trustworthy, and hardworking. I am a go-getter and see things through. DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney. I am not licensed to practice law or authorized to provide legal advice. If you are in need of legal representation, you should seek assistance with your local state bar association. .

    $20.00 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  4. 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
  5. Rebecca V.

    Rebecca V.

    Freelance Paralegal/Assistant/Gal Friday With Talent and Tenacity

    United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 7

    I have a sincere interest in the law and am looking for projects where I can gain experience in research, document preparation, and various other aspects of representing the best interests of others. I am hard working and headstrong, and I guarantee I will become an essential asset to any team. My background consists of researching and writing briefs and memorandums of law, drafting pleadings, as well as reviewing, analyzing, and organizing discovery. I have personal access to legal search engines, including WestLaw, PACER, and InCite (LexisNexis), and have experience in legal fee collection and asset tracing. Prior to becoming a paralegal, I worked over 10 years as a freelance transcriptionist in the medical, legal, and general business fields. My typing speed is 98 wpm and I guarantee a high-quality transcript every time. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and have experience interpreting in the legal and medical fields, as well as translating Spanish-English and English-Spanish documents.

    $22.22 /hr
    21 hours
    4.85
  6. Jun R.

    Jun R.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 14 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
    6,513 hours
    4.80
  7. Gideon A.

    Gideon A.

    Israel - Last active: 12 days 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
  8. Anne lizeth V.

    Anne lizeth V.

    Legal Management Student, Public Speaker and a Wide Reader.

    Philippines - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Mabuhay! I am a full time student and on my third year. I have good communication skills and would happily make the most out of it here in oDesk. I have taken my writing and oral classes, including introduction to law, international law, statutory construction, obligations and contracts, property law and principles of marketing. I also enjoy creative writing and finished my first novel when I was 16. I can also take jobs on powerpoint presentation.

    $10.00 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  9. Abdul Wahab

    Abdul Wahab

    Expert in Criminal Attorney & Legal Researcher

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    " TOP 10% oDesk CONTRACTOR " Date of enrollment as an Advocate since 04/16/1990 practicing as a Criminal Defense Attorney & Government Council for 23+ years at the Judge Court, District & Session Court , Judicial Magistrates Court, Lakshmipur, Bangladesh. Committed to be successful in the professional life providing the best services to obtain the satisfaction of your & my worldwide recognition. Experienced for 27+ years in Project Management, Recruitment/ Hiring Management, Talent/ Candidate Sourcing, Web Researching ( Curriculum Research ,Engineering Research ,Medical /Healthcare Research ,Finance Research ,Sales & Marketing Research, Human Resources and Administration, Talent/ Candidate Research ,Online Research ,Boolean Strings ,Advanced internet research tools ,Social Networks Research (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ etc...) ,Professional Network Research ( Linkedin, Viadeo, Xing, Biznik, EFactor, Monster etc...) , Quality assurance, Database developing with required information, Legal Justice requirement , Local & International Applied Law etc. by online marketplaces. Available all day long on Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger to respond you at anytime to inform you the progression of your project & for regular communication.

    Groups: BigCommerce

    $13.33 /hr
    1,913 hours
    5.00