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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.

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  1. Pamela Haidenger-Bains, J.D., Q.C.

    Pamela Haidenger-Bains, J.D., Q.C.

    Freelance Writer and Consultant in Business English

    Canada - Last active: 09/01/2014 - Tests: 1

    I provide freelance writing services, as well as training and support in Business English for executives and professionals. I have extensive writing experience from my background as a business lawyer. I understand business and management concerns from the work I did as a Vice-President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of a biotechnology company. I designed and maintain my own Wordpress website at www.down2englishbusiness.com. I have taken training for teaching English as an additional language, which gives me valuable skills in understanding how we communicate. You can also contact me to discuss other business services that I can provide as a result of my background and training.

    $66.67 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  2. Adrian Caliman

    Adrian Caliman

    Finance Project Manager | IT UAT Tester | Freelancer

    Romania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a Financial Analyst with more than 6 years experience within finance, beginner in recruitment and training with Master in Human Resources. Involved in team members evaluation, training and development plan. I have a hobby for software and hardware testing and always ready to work with projects. I am familiar with both Oracle and SAP technologies.

    $7.00 /hr
    222 hours
    5.00
  3. Serena M.

    Serena M.

    Social media marketer, copywriter, designer, startup person

    Italy - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 22

    Hi! I'm Serena. I am: A startup founder; A social media marketer with +3 years experience; A designer and copywriter who likes a bold message; An Italian native speaker, proficient in English and with experience in translation; Ah, and an ex lawyer and a cum laude graduate. My portfolio https://www.pinterest.com/squarelaw/portfolio/ I can help you if you need content curation and copywriting; web design and print design; translating EN->IT; a social media strategy; some legal knowledge; or all of the above. If you are a startup I guess you need all of the above! Great attention to details, strong work ethic, ability to deliver by the deadline. Only one thing: never ask me to work outside of ODesk. So, how can I help?

    $21.90 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  4. Daniel Johnsen

    Daniel Johnsen

    US Corporate Attorney with MBA

    United States - Last active: 05/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    I am an extremely adept legal writer and researcher, with over 4 years experience helping companies meet their legal needs. I am persistent in my work, very detail oriented, and I always keep your needs in mind. My additional background in Finance and International Business allows me to manage technical and complex tasks in many areas in which other attorneys are weak. I will not stop until the job is done to your satisfaction! I can help you with: - Legal drafting - including a wide variety of business contracts, corporate policy, employee handbooks, and legal briefs - Legal research - including researching case law, federal and state regulation, and international law - Document review - including e-discovery, contract review, and litigation support - Contract negotiation - Business analysis - Financial analysis

    $40.00 /hr
    353 hours
    5.00
  5. Mary T.

    Mary T.

    Expert Writer-Editor-Proofreader / Financial Services SME

    United States - Last active: 03/22/2014 - Tests: 4

    A proven Native English professional looking for an opportunity to assist you by using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over a successful 30-year career . I previously performed in highly-visible management and subject matter expert (SME) positions that required research, writing, proofreading, fact checking, and editing technical and non-technical material. I have extensive experience working effectively in a remote environment. I have technical expertise in the bank/financial services industry and a deep and broad understanding of private business, government, and quasi-government activities. Some examples of past responsibilities are: * Authored a monthly column for national trade magazine. * Served as Managing Editor of a bi-monthly corporate newsletter distributed to thousands of clients, industry partners, trade organizations, and federal and state regulators. * Served as singular SME, course development consultant, and newsletter copywriter for a client providing training modules to banks, credit unions, and other financial services companies. This position required distilling convoluted, complex regulatory announcements and publications to straightforward, understandable messages. Applied APA writing standards. * Created and edited written communications to ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content and overall editorial quality. Applied the highest standards of spelling and punctuation and made effective and concise suggestions to improve deliverables. Managed and exceeded expectations for timing and quality of deliverables. Types of written documents included, but were not limited to:  Training modules; Internet websites;  Regulatory summaries;  Federal Reports of Examination (ROE);  Customer service scripts and advertising;  Policies and technical procedures;  Briefs, summaries, and reports to executive management;  Executive presentations; and,  Engagement proposals and contracts.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.82
  6. Marsha Ostrer

    Marsha Ostrer

    Trainer, Curriculum Developer, Mediator, Lawyer

    United States - Last active: 01/16/2014 - Tests: 7

    I am the owner of Ostrer & Associates a conflict resolution training, mediation and consulting firm for the past 25 years. O&A has provided dispute resolution training and curriculum development services to a variety of American and International clients. I specializes in entering and defusing highly charged conflicts. I am also accomplished in creating and implementing customized, skills based training programs. (See http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/Partial-Client-List.html for a list of clients.) My trainings and services have consistently exceeded consumer expectations as evidenced by her consistent trainings ratings of 4.6+ (out of 5) and testimonials from satisfied clients, See http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/Testimonials.html. I am an Attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In that capacity, I have provided legal and transaction services to business owners and entrepreneurs as well as handling a variety of real estate transaction. I spent closed to 10 years as a federal prosecutor during which time I tried close to 100 cases with a 97% conviction record. I am the owner, creator and webmaster of the http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/ and http://conflict-resolution-jobs.com websites. I also have excellent computer skills and experience. I am proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have used the three main portals: Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. I am also comfortable learning new programs as evidenced by the fact that I taught myself both HTML and CSS in order to create and design my two websites: You can read more about me at: http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/Biography-for-Marsha-A-Ostrer.html

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
    4.65
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hammad Ghaffar

    Hammad Ghaffar

    Writer, Researcher and Engineer

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 14

    With the slogan "to deliver the best" I serve my clients wholeheartedly. I am a professional writer having more than four years of experience in writing industry. I also specialize in academic assignments, testimonial writing and articles for commercial products. During my career I have done extensive research work, publishing papers in different international conferences. I just look forward to my clients to offer my services with full devotion. Thanks

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    4.75
  10. Xiomara Badano

    Xiomara Badano

    Artist/Illustrator/Writer/Advanced Law Student/Designer

    Argentina - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    I'm a Senior Law Student with a degree in Artistic Drawing and a huge love for art, design, writing, internet and languages. Being born and educated in Argentina, I'm a native Spanish speaker with excellent grammar and spelling skills. I'm also fluent in English, a language that has been part of my everyday online life and communication for years. My wide range of interests has allowed me to develop a creative mind and skills in different areas. I'm a quick learner, an enthusiastic researcher, and I have taught myself several subjects from basic piano to solving software and OS problems. I'm looking for new challenges to improve my skills and gain experience. My skills include: +Illustration: I have loved drawing and painting since I was a child, and I took extracurricular art classes since I was in Elementary School. I got a degree in Artistic Drawing when I was still in High School. My interest in computers and digital media led me to self-teaching digital painting and edition. +Design: I love designing. Although I don't have any formal education in this field, my artistic background has made me both creative and critical when it comes to graphic design. I think aesthetical beauty and harmony are key elements in any design work. My skills in Adobe photoshop and similar programs are self-taught, and I'm always open to learning to work with new programs and tools. +Writing: I have always found written communication to be the best for me. I can write anything, from articles or academic papers to fiction or poetry, in either English or Spanish. I have experience in blogging, forum discussions, essays, academic writing and legal writing. I love writing short stories and poetry too, and I plan to start working on a novel once I graduate. Becoming a published author is one of my biggest dreams. +Legal: I'm just a few finals and a thesis from graduating from Law School, and I have already finished the legal practice courses required by my program. I have also participated in some of my University's teams for moot court competitions, which have given me more experience in legal writing in both Spanish and English. Since I study in an Argentinian University, I'm more familiar with Civil Law, especially Argentinian Law. However, the competitions I was involved with belonged to the fields of International Public Law and International Commercial Arbitration, so I have experience in legal research on those topics. +Translation: I have been an amateur English-Spanish/Spanish-English translator for some online communities I was/am part of. I'm fluent in English, and writing has always been my strongest skill. Spanish is my native language, and I come from a field of study that requires a strong command of language. I am the main English-Spanish translator in my current research team at University, and I have even done successfully some French-Spanish translations of legal instruments and case law, despite my level of French being basic. +Microsoft Office: My High School's Computer Science syllabus focused mostly in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. I even tutored a few classmates in Excel. +Other: I was a forum admin years ago. By doing research online, I have learned by myself how to solve most of the computer-related problems presented to me, and I keep learning. I worked as a Sales Promoter and Pollster for a tourism company during summer.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00