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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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Donna Y.

Donna Y.

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

Philippines - 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.

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
5,261 hours

Salman Amer

Salman Amer

Have a fluent English, Computer and Microsoft office skills

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

1. Worry about your presentations ? here i come to serve u as a researcher and can make your assignments in short time. 2. Research data for thesis and presentations is my hobby so you don't have to worry for anything. just tell me the topic and here your problem is solved. 3. Expert in Administrative Support. 4. Use of Microsoft Office is a piece of cake for me. 5. Working as a legal adviser in bank. 6. Available for your data entry. 7. I can manage your E.mails, Pages. 8. 6 years experience of data entry.

$4.00 /hr
0 hours

Catherine Manjeron

Catherine Manjeron

Administrative Support Freelance Provider

Philippines - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

Looking for a position where my skills in the areas of administration and customer service can be of assistance. I am a graduate of a four year course with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I have developed a wide range of writing term / thesis papers and some articles using MS Word. I am proficient towards variety of software including MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word. I have been good with technologies both hardware and software peripheral based on my working experience and is still expecting to learn more about the said field. Various job experiences includes Virtual Assistance (VA), web research, copy and paste, website data entry, database, Microsoft Office, typing speed of 40wpm, and email handling.

90% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
6,631 hours

Md. Sohel Rana

Md. Sohel Rana Agency Contractor

Email Marketing,Data Entry,Web Research with Lead Generation Exprience

Bangladesh - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

In the past 4 years + Experience in Email Marketing, Data Entry, Web Research, Lead Generation. I have completed some project about a wide range of Email Marketing, Web Research, Lead Generation and MySQL including sites for start-up companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new marketing project, and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have some strong experience in the following areas: Internet Marketing, Email Database Collection, and Email template design and Mailchimp.

Associated with: Online Earning Growth, LLC

79% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
1,447 hours

Raymond Mahilum

Raymond Mahilum

Experienced investigative research and technical writing

Japan - Tests: 1

I am a Security Forces Investigator for the United States Air Force for eight (8) years. I have extensive experience in technical writing in investigative reports, case documentation for legal proceedings, enlisted and officer evaluation for awards and decorations, monthly anti-terrorism measures for installation security, memorandums for squadron and installation commanders. My strengths, that paramount in my job description, is my attention to detail and effective communication skills (written and oral). My weakness, and also a contributing factor to the quality of my work, is being a perfectionist. I do tend to constantly review my work to ensure that everything is in order which affects my time management. However, it has never affected my ability to meet the deadline.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Rafaela Ambrosio

Rafaela Ambrosio

Rafaela Luz

Brazil - Tests: 3

I am a Brazilian born native Portuguese speaker with impeccable grammar and vocabulary and an eye for detail and accuracy. I have strong communication skills and work effectively both independently and as part of a team. I graduated in Law School at USP (University of São Paulo) and as an academic background I have strong experience with technical research and writing skills. I have 7 years of experience in tax and corporate law working in big companies such PriceWaterhouseCoopers (now known as PWC). I also have good knowledge of accounting and business. I lived one year in England where I studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and I took my masters classes in Spain at Universidad Miguel Hernadez de Elx. Because those experiences I'm able to write, spoke and read english and spanish. I also have many years of experience in Social Work as I have been a member of Scouts Union since 1994. I'm a very curious person and I'm really enjoy research all kind of topics on internet and read a lot.

100% Job Success
$13.00 /hr
479 hours

Kelly S.

Kelly S.

Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 1

Over the past 4 years I have worked in the telecommunications industry as the personal assistant to the companies COO. I have maintained a remote work environment that allowed me to be timely and productive while maintaining an ever increasing work load consisting of research for products and competition, developing and implementing training programs, inventory control, managing a local team as well as several teams in remote locations as well as acting as the company IT director and bookkeeper. I am highly motivated to learn new things, and have an increasing interest in the law, medicine, technology, animal rescue concerns, and healthy eating. I have over 7 years experience blogging as a ghostwriter as well as for myself, and seven years of business ownership under my belt. In my own business I have devoted a large amount of time to research, writing, and graphic design including but not limited to business logo and letter head design.

83% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
35 hours

Michelle J.

Michelle J.

Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

I am a freelance writer and contract Private Investigator with extreme research skills. My work as a Private Investigator has been a great benefit to my writing. I am able to think outside the box and see the whole picture. As well, Private Investigators are required to think on their feet. You have to create stories (pretext) every day, all day. With this in mind, I can create content on any and all subjects from interviews, or individual research. I am not limited to writing on specific topics. I can write on any topic assigned.

$35.00 /hr
49 hours

Shannon A.

Shannon A.

Certified Paralegal and Virtual Assistant

United States - 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. .

88% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
9 hours