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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. Muhammad Amjad

    Muhammad Amjad

    Compliance (AML) & Fraud Investigator - Legal Researcher

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Four years of strong experience in anti-money laundering regimes including FATF, EU AML Directives, Swiss FINMA, Belgian CTIF-CFI, US Patriot ACT, UK AML regimes SOCA & NCA, Traitement du Renseignement et Action Contre les Circuits Financiers Clandestins (‘TRACFIN’) French Regulatory authority, E-money industrial compliance, internal regulatory frameworks, solid experience in fraud investigations, legal research, drafting, evidence reviewing, corporate documentation, document analysis, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), business acumen, multi-lingual with near native level in English, fluent French, and excellent report writing skills in English, with a publication at an EU institute.

    $83.33 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  2. Trang Tran

    Trang Tran

    IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

    Vietnam - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    5.00
  3. Sammy Aquino

    Sammy Aquino

    "Market Analyst / Research and Project Consultant / Project Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 01/06/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    With my previous experience in various roles, I believe I am a competitive candidate for the outsourcing position with your organization. My contributions to each of my employers have concrete results, satisfied clients, and impressive projects which proved my reliability and ability to complete projects on-time and within budget. It is also my desire to be involved in researches, project developments, outsourcing and online opportunities which I considered to contribute a lot in my career path.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Thomas Cudmore

    Thomas Cudmore

    Story teller, commercial contract/business/data project management.

    Australia - Last active: 08/20/2014 - Tests: 1

    Manager of Speaking Australian, through online media, I create, write, research & edit stories that speak of Australian character and its people. I also have extensive skill in analysing, creating and interpreting data and contractual documentation particularly for business improvement projects. I have extensive experience in MS Office, SAP tools for report and project based analysis.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Richard Walker

    Richard Walker

    Senior Project Manager

    Spain - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 1

    Qualified Solicitor with in-depth knowledge of Spanish real estate law, planning and legislation. Senior Account Manager, extensive experience in Online Gaming, Market Research and digital communication. Senior Project Manager for International Market Research Company Bilingual, global citizen with a nuanced understanding of cultural distinctions. My goal is to use my skills and knowledge where they would be best put to use. I am dedicated, professional and ambitious with a great sense of humour.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Emran Parves

    Emran Parves

    Email Marketing|Web Research|Admin Support|Data Entry|LinkedIn Expert.

    Bangladesh - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 19

    I am among top 5% freelancers on oDesk. Using my Experience and Knowledge to provide 100% Guaranteed Service Blended with Quality and Accuracy. I do not apply for the job that I can not do properly and timely. I am an Honest, hard-working, reliable, extremely well-organized, highly motivated, creative, and professional individual seeking to utilize my creative skills in Web Research, Lead Generation and Admin Assistant. I believe intensely in maintaining a strong work ethic and the importance of customer/client satisfaction. Looking for the next Opportunity to prove my Expertise and to make a Long Term Successful Relation with my Employer. Types of jobs that I have completed in oDesk: I worked Mostly on Research Types Jobs. Finding Contact Details for a specific person of a specific organization. Also done various Admin Support Jobs which I have included in my Portfolio with details (along with verifiable URL). ======================My Goals=================== ✔ To Fulfill the goal of my Client. ✔ To provide Quality service to Clients. ✔ To deliver Quality Results on time. ✔ To build a strong & professional relationships to clients. =============Core Competencies I Possess============ ==> Expert in LinkedIn Research. Have access on LinkedIn Premium Account. ==> To extract Email and phone have access on Paid Directories like Lead411 and Jigsaw/Data.com. ================My area of Expertise================ ✔ LinkedIn based Research ✔ Contact & Email List Building ✔ Lead Generation ✔ Email Scraping ✔ Web Research ✔ Web Scraping ✔ Data Entry Expert ✔ Data Scraping ✔ Google Research ✔ Admin Support ✔ PDF Conversion Highly Experienced in using following Applications and Software: ✔ Rapportive. ✔ Microsoft Excel. ✔ Microsoft Word. ✔ LinkedIn. ✔ Jigsaw/Data.com. ✔ Lead411. ✔ Zoom Info. ✔ Manta ✔ Google Spreadsheet. ✔ Google Documents. ✔ Team viewer. ✔ Skype. ✔ MultiSkype Launcher. ✔ G mail. ✔ Dropbox. ✔ Facebook. ✔ Twitter. ✔ Adobe Reader and Adobe Photoshop.

    $4.44 /hr
    15,691 hours
    4.98
  7. Kim Waldron

    Kim Waldron

    Hardworking

    Saint Lucia - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    To pursue a career that makes use of one of my major areas of expertise; legal knowledge and customer service and to improve my skills and experience through occupational training and to repeatedly set myself goals to achieve and surpass. A vibrant and outgoing team-player with impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing. Motivated and self-driven, I thrive both as a team member and as an individual, using my initiative and analytical skills to tackle the most demanding problems.

    $6.00 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00
  8. Ioana-iuliana T.

    Ioana-iuliana T.

    PhD Student in Finance

    France - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 3

    I have obtained the Bachelor Degree in Economics and also in Law. I also finished the Master "Banks and Financial Markets" . My average score for bachelor and masters was around 97 points out of 100. Currently I am a PhD Student in Finance. Throughout the years of study, I gained professional experience in both banking and legal field. I have constantly been interested in the scientific research activity, so I have been participated in various national and international scientific competitions. During the past three years, I’ve won the 1st prize in the Scientific Communication Session, section Finance and Financial Institutions, at a local level but also at a national level. For the entire academic activity, I received an Award of Excellence from Groupe Société Générale, for outstanding academic performance. The skills that I have and believe to be highly relevant include the following: analytical thinking, team worker, staying calm under pressure, interested in new ideas and self-development, highly responsible, punctual, efficient, balanced and fair. Moreover, I have experience in analysing financial data and article writing. I started with statistical data analysis since my second year of Bachelor and since then I kept improving myself, by this making reference to a series of awards I won at a national and international level. Besides, I have the ability to analyse time series in different statistical programs Stata, EViews, SPSS (regression-OLS, GLS, GMM; VAR; forecasting; error correction etc.). I am also an advanced user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and I also have basic knowledge of graphic, audio and video applications. Due to my international exposure, I have improved my foreign language skills and currently I speak English (C1), French (B2) and Spanish (A2). I conclude by saying that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty their dreams, so I think that the interest in professional growth, openness to novelty and accountability are key elements in coordinating the activity initiated.

    $15.56 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  9. Binod Singh

    Binod Singh Agency Contractor

    Patent Search & Drafting / Trademark / FTO / PCT

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Patent & Trademark expert with extensive knowledge and expertise in IP matters. Expert in Novelty/Invalidation/ FTO/Product clearance/ Market &Business research/ IP Mapping /Competitive analysis/trademark research and other analytical services. Also expertise - Provisional & Non-provisional(Complete) Patent drafting and Office Action responses (Non-final and Final responses). Can easily handle IP tasks covering USPTO, Canadian ,Australian, European, UK patent offices as well as PCT patents Domain expertises- Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals , Medical Device, rDNA Technology. Chemical Mechanical Electronics,Nanotechnology,Physics, Semiconductor Software and Internet Technology Mobile and Wireless Technology

    Associated with: KNOURA Technology Services

    $25.00 /hr
    1,050 hours
    4.91
  10. Richard Day

    Richard Day

    American Legal Specialist, Paralegal,Compliance

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    CERTIFIED PARALEGAL AND CORPORATE TRANSACTION SPECIALIST with twenty-five years experience in the areas of Corporate Law (incorporation and related documents), Contracts, Securities, Regulatory Compliance Audits, Legal Research and Litigation. An American Citizen living my dream in the Philippines, my objective is to provide accurate, precise and dependable legal research, analysis, document editing and drafting; and general support in a wide variety of legal areas specifically suited to the needs of my employers. My goal is to develop, cultivate and maintain a consistent and mutually beneficial working relationship both short and long term. Skills: Microsoft Word; Excel, PowerPoint and Lexis/Nexis

    $35.33 /hr
    2,805 hours
    4.95