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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. Michael Hope

    Michael Hope Agency Contractor

    Paralegal/Customer Service/Legal Research/Contract Management/Manager

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 10

    I have been providing Legal Research and Writings, Drafting and Answering Legal Documents, Contract and Agreement Drafting and Monitoring, Quality Assurance Calls, Inbound Phone Support, Outbound Phone Support, Social Customer Support and Exit Interviews service for over 16 years. I am a Paralegal and I also have a wealth of experience using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Lexis Nexis, West Law, Google Drive and Dropbox. I'm a quick learner and I look forward to working with you in a Legal or Customer Service Rep roll. Please feel free to contact me with the projects that you need assistance with. 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

    Associated with: Information Finders

    $20.00 /hr
    1,954 hours
    4.84
  2. Donna Y.

    Donna Y.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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
    5,064 hours
    4.99
  3. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 2 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
    1,243 hours
    5.00
  4. Jun R.

    Jun R.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 22 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
    6,833 hours
    4.80
  5. Abdul Wahab

    Abdul Wahab

    Expert in Criminal Attorney & Legal Advisor

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    " TOP 10% Upwork Freelancer " 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
  6. Bernadette Teodoro

    Bernadette Teodoro

    Legal Consultant/Researcher/Web Content Analyst/Legal Secretary

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
    3,988 hours
    4.93
  7. Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Miss

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

    $5.56 /hr
    2,692 hours
    4.95
  8. Jill Fultz

    Jill Fultz

    Experience Adminstrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    QUALIFICTIONS *Polite, respectful, and courteous manners *Responsible, efficient, and flexible *Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly *Competent and reliable professional, committed to top quality work *Versatile and multi-skilled person *Resourceful in solving problems and maximizing resources *Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated *Skilled in handling the public with diplomacy and professionalism *Demonstrated ability to adapt to new equipment & technology *Research skills * General Bookkeeping *Business Correspondence * Maintaining Calendar & Docketing *Transcribing dictation * Staff Training *Travel Logistics *Records Management SKILLS *In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suites and internet telephone operations *Relevant experience in software applications such as, Excel, Assess, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note *QuickBooks * Ability to work with several operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2007 and Windows 8 *Google Document management *Understanding of all Social media marketing accounts such as, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ *Pacer *Summation *Time Management programs *Lexis/Nexis *Westlaw *Rapid Court *TLO *MyCase Software *Quick learner of new software applications. *Word processing – Ability to type 65 words per minute. *All the latest office equipment, such as fax, scanner and copy machine.

    $13.33 /hr
    1,812 hours
    4.80
  9. Sabrina S.

    Sabrina S.

    Executive Assistant Scheduler

    United States - Last active: 10/23/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    B.S. in criminology and am currently taking classes to become a cerified paralegal. I have extensive customer service experience with excellent typing, comprehension and communication skills, and a willingness to learn.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,901 hours
    5.00
  10. samantha regalado

    samantha regalado Agency Contractor

    Staffing Manager at Global SOS| CSR | Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

    Being a freelancer and having experience working in a call center helped me develop my verbal and comprehensive skills. Majority of my working environment revolves on my communication skills, interacting with different types of people from all over the world while enhancing my computer capabilities. I manage my time very well and am very effective when delivering output. My natural talent for multitasking, my wide knowledge of accounting and mathematics and my competent disposition will serve as my tools in getting the job done.

    Associated with: Global S.O.S

    $13.33 /hr
    6,533 hours
    5.00