Get Your Legal Writing Project Started Today!

Hire a freelance legal writer today to draft contracts, statutes, affidavits and other legal documents. Legal writers, paralegals, legal assistants and contract writers are here to help with everything from legal letters to writing a will.

Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

Browse Legal writing job posts for project examples or post your job on Upwork for free!

Legal writing Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Legal writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Legal writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 230 Legal writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

230

Time to Complete Upwork Legal writing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Legal writing project on Upwork.

Average Legal writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

4.79
Last updated: August 1, 2015
Clear all filters
  1. Heather D.

    Heather D.

    Subject Matter Expert & Curriculum Developer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago

    I am a professor and former department chair with 13 years of experience in higher education. I have served as a subject matter expert (SME) in various legal and business courses. I have extensive experience creating and teaching online courses for adult learners.

    $20.00 /hr
    3 hours
    0.00
  2. Chad R.

    Chad R. Agency Contractor

    Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.

    Associated with: Writing Nights

    $25.00 /hr
    392 hours
    4.97
  3. Harsh Verma

    Harsh Verma

    writer / inventor / artist/creative writer / logo designer/ . net data

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

    Logo is a face of your Business. It should be beautiful, meaningful , creative , professional , unique and memorable. I am habitual Photoshop working last 4 yrs . i love to play with shapes , color and text . my Logo designing steps is creative and i update myself regularly . others useful skills : 1) Creative Photo editing. 2) social media management/ search engine optimization. 3) Project / Team management . 4) Blog writing / content writing . 5)Word press 6) Web Research/ Business development 7)MS office / editing / presentation / typing ETC . in free times m learning languages likes java and Linux . and also improve on my English . Thanks You Harsh Verma

    $6.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  4. Josh P.

    Josh P.

    Perfectionist| Writer| Voice Actor| Singer| Researcher| Consultant

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2013 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    Over the last 12 years, I have developed a varied skill set, which is applicable to a wide variety of competencies that I have had the pleasure of performing in both formal and informal settings. From leadership in small business to creative entrepreneurial endeavors to start-up consultation and more, I often find myself exploring new horizons, which keeps my brain active and engaged. My core competency is in creative writing, speaking and singing. I also have experience in the following areas: brainstorming, designing, testing, implementation and troubleshooting. I could also bore you with a long list of other skills that might seemingly have nothing to do with each other; however, I feel it would be more effective to say that these skills have contributed to my ability to flex into whatever prospect I am currently exploring. I strive to serve others instead of serving myself. Joshua Pattillo – Your happiness is my success!™

    $37.78 /hr
    1 hours
    0.00
  5. Maria Victoria Matillano

    Maria Victoria Matillano

    Writer, Editor and English Teacher

    Philippines - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 1

    Writing is a means of communicating to the world your ideas. An effective writer does that in a clean and simple manner. Conveying ideas through effective writing is my goal. Since I am also experienced in creative writing and script writing I will ensure that the presentation of my work is not only conventional but will surely capture the client's preferred target market. When it comes to writing my approach is very tailored depending on the instruction and pointers that will be given to me so you are rest assured that your ideas will be preserved and presented in accordance to your liking. Your ideas will surely retain its distinctive character. I am also an experienced English teacher. I am capable of creating a customized lesson plan depending on the needs of my client and his or her level of proficiency. Since I am currently pursuing a law degree I am confident that I am capable of delivering substantively should you also hire me as a legal researcher. I am currently a senior student, and am very much knowledgeable when it comes to legal principles and issues around the globe, which requires the application of legal precepts.

    $7.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Usman Pervez

    Usman Pervez

    Accounting, Auditing, Finance & Legal

    Pakistan - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I am Chartered Accountant (final Stage) form Institute of Chartered Accounts of Pakistan. Have good grip on IAS/IFRS, auditing, finance and legal issues. Currently I am working at BIG 4 audit firm. Having educational and practical experience separates me from the crowd. Moreover, I have been trading in financial Markets (Forex) for over 4.5 years now and have several IBs awarded. I also provide training and trade signal services to two of the local investment companies.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.20
  7. Seth Combs

    Seth Combs

    Image Manipulation Editor & Voice Impressionist - PLUS A LAW DEGREE

    United States - Last active: 05/26/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 2 degrees from Eastern Kentucky University -- a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. I just finished (May 2014) my Juris Doctor at Florida Coastal School of Law. ATTENTION: I AM **NOT** (yet) LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW My strong points (at least ones relevant to this venue) are creative and academic writing, research, photo manipulation/editing, and voiceover talent. I can provide prior samples of the first two, but not the latter.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  8. Nelson B.

    Nelson B.

    Researcher; Legal Writer; Legal Researcher; Math Lessons Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 11/17/2013 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    I am at present a full-time Bachelor of Laws student who is trying to share my skills and experience through working on online jobs. One of my interests is writing and my writing experience dates back when I was in high school. I used to be a news writer in the school paper publication in high school, feature writer in the school paper publication in college and has been an article writer here in odesk.com. I am also an expert in article writing, academic and research writing and technical writing. Teaching is also one of the best skills that I’ve got. After successfully passing the Licensure Examination for teachers, I worked in a local university as an ESL (English as a Second Language) Instructor and at the same time a Mathematics Review Teacher. I also took some units in Master of Science in Mathematics. Legal research is also another field where I am good at. I have been a legal researcher and assistant for two years now and such experience brought me lots of inputs which make me an excellent legal researcher. My responsibilities include drafting legal opinions and legal memorandum, drafting contracts, drafting motions and other pleadings, case law research, and other legal related tasks. To sum it up, my objective is to search for employment opportunities in the following fields: 1. Article, academic, research and technical writing 2. Online teaching, Mathematics teacher, English Teacher 3. Legal research and legal assistant, personal assistant and/or virtual assistant. Once I'll be hired by a client, one thing is sure with me - GUARANTEED EXCELLENT SERVICE.

    $6.11 /hr
    73 hours
    4.87