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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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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
6,570 hours

Benjamin Arem

Benjamin Arem

Attorney / Legal Work / Writer & Proofreader

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

* * Licensed Maryland Attorney * * Experience and professional focus: - Contracts - Business and Commercial Law - Property Torts - Land Use and Zoning Law - Civil Litigation - Municipal Law Available for: - legal and/or legislative research; - article/blog writing on legal developments; - drafting, reviewing, negotiating contracts; - researching and writing memos, pleadings, and other documents; - consultation on civil, business, municipal, property, and land use matters. *** PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME FOR WORK OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND ***

$33.33 /hr
25 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 Abbey

Shannon Abbey

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
8 hours

Johnson M.

Johnson M.

Creative & Legal Writer. Journalist.Graphic Designer.Editor.Translator

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

I have vast experience in Creative Writing & Journalism, Legal Writing & Research, Editing, English-Swahili Translation and Graphic Art. I work diligently, confidently, ambitiously and have no doubt that the quality of my output is sterling. I have also taught English and Swahili for more than 10 years at Secondary School level.

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
7 hours

Neha S.

Neha S. Agency Contractor

Patent Agent | Search | Drafting | Drawings | Filing | TM Filing

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I am a registered patent agent with Indian patent office (IN/PA/1789) and i am working with US, EP and ASIAN patent attorneys for last 7 years. I have a thorough knowledge of US, EP and IN patent law. I have experience in all fields of patent support services that includes prior art search, patent application drafting (provisional/ non-provisional), patent drawings, invalidation search, infringement analysis, patent portfolio analysis and patent landscape. I can create customize solutions as per my client's need and within their budget to meet their expectations. I have professional delivery formats that are as per US & EP patent attorneys standards and meets their professional requirements. If you need assistance regarding any patent related matter, please feel free to contact me for a cost free proposal and consultation.

Associated with: PatReAn Consultants

95% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,226 hours

Awais A.

Awais A. Agency Contractor

Web data scraper specialist using .Net, Java and c++

Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Over the past 3 years, I have developed scraping tools, crawlers and Mobile applications. My major specialties are : -Java, C# and C++ languages -MySQL, Oracle and SQL, -Data Scrapping and Web Crawler tools, -Free/expired domain finder applications - Auto Email Applications I have scraped -LinkedIn -Tweeter -Yelp -Amazon, -ebay and many other well structured webistes.

Associated with: Digitech Outsourcing Solutions (DOS) Agency

90% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
144 hours

Amira Allawy

Amira Allawy Agency Contractor

Senior freelance Legal Translator & Consultant.

Egypt - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 16

***Top Rated, Highly Recommended by UpWork*** Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/into ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web site Content, Apps. - General English (Various Documents). - Transcription with good accurate skills. - Web researcher in both languages (English&Arabic). - Legal writing of various contracts and agreements. Legal consulting & Advising. - Very careful to provide high-quality service. If you are looking for: • Someone who is keen on building her mind with the proper education and experience. • Someone who is familiar with creativity, innovation and talent. • Someone can work smoothly in a team and still retain her capability to work independently. • Someone who regards "work", "enjoyment" and "Devotion" as Synonyms. So, you have landed on the RIGHT place. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning to freelancers on UpWork: This overview is mine. I created on my own about myself. Kindly create your own overview and do not copy mine and paste it on your profile. Talk about yourself in you own way, about what you can do, because honesty is your best chance to get to the fullest. Happy working.

Associated with: Pyramiza

97% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
1,007 hours