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Post your legal research project on Upwork and find professional legal researchers who can search through relevant sources of law, legislation and legal documentation to support your court case. These experienced assistants can search for patents and trademarks among legal research websites and databases; provide you with a different legal research methodology or law practice management software; and gather information about your case, from product history and origins to medical tests and sales statistics. You will also find intellectual property experts who can perform competitive research and determine whether patent, trademark, or copyright infringement has been committed against your company or website.

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. Estelle Craemer

    Estelle Craemer

    Project Manager

    South Africa - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a young, motivated, goal driven individual who has recently completed my certification in project management. I am currently seeking opportunities in Project Management. My project management skills include: Project Management Framework, Strategic Project Management, Project Management for Development and Upliftment, Project Management Processes, Project Time Management, Project Human Resources, Project Cost Management, Project Procurement Management, Project Risk Management, Project Quality Management, Project Communications Management and Information Technology for Project Management with the main focus being Microsoft Office Project 2007.

    $22.22 /hr
    489 hours
  2. Christopher Bovee

    Christopher Bovee


    Puerto Rico - Last active: 12/26/2013 - Tests: 2

    I am a certified paralegal both in Puerto Rico, and in Florida. I am available for document translation services (legal, medical, etc), as well as consulting work regarding customer relation management, client database solutions, records/information management, and medical/legal case development cycles. --- Soy paralegal certificado en Puerto Rico y en Florida. Estoy disponible para servicios de traducción de documentos legales y médicos. También trabajo con sistemas de información de consumidores, base de datos para clientes, manejo de información y archivos, y ciclos de desarrollo de casos médicos y legales.

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Regine Ann Jandie

    Regine Ann Jandie


    Philippines - Last active: 09/26/2013

    CAREER OBJECTIVES I am seeking for a position that will provide me with the opportunities to use my academic qualification to a dynamic work that will make use my positive attitude towards work and values as an upright professional to enhance my skills and contribute to the overall development and success of your company.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Alessandro Fiorenzi

    Alessandro Fiorenzi

    Computer Forensics, IT Security, corporate compliance

    Italy - Last active: 08/20/2013

    I am ready to be hired by you for the post of Information Security Consultant or Computer Forensics. I have all the skills and experience that makes me a competitive candidate for this post. I have had an ideal prospect and am ready to accept any new challenges that may be put in front of me. If given an opportunity to work for your company I will fulfil the given work with utmost dedication and loyalty. I have more than 10 years experience working as Information Security Expert and Computer Forensics Expert. I also have good experience working with corporate compliance. I am ready to start working for you today.

    $83.33 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Lisandro G.

    Lisandro G.

    Paralegal, Automotive, Researcher, Computer Networking, Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I am a well-organized and highly motivated person with 18 years of working experience as Assistant to the Corporate Secretary of a holding company, and act as Corporate Secretary of various subsidiary companies, at the same time tasked to be the Records Officer whose primary responsibility is to manage the corporation’s records from their creation through to their eventual disposal. I developed the expertise in repairs and maintenance of high-end vehicles as Admin Officer and as Project Director of car restoration and modification for 14 years. Has 8 years of experience in handling the full operation and hardware/software troubleshooting of a family owned business internet shop. I approach every new challenge with great enthusiasm and I have the ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and efficiently. I always make sure to give 100% quality and commitment to my work.

    $3.50 /hr
    67 hours
  6. Trinh Nguyên

    Trinh Nguyên

    Legal Consultant - Translator - Executive Assistant

    Vietnam - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 2

    Graduating from Ho Chi Minh University of Law (Advanced Program, major in Commercial and International Law) and currently completing Bachelor Degree of English Literature. Have much experience working in legal field as well as working as a translator or Assistant. Being an active person with good communication skill and hard - working. Get used to high pressure working environment and be willing to solve any problem.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Jacob Meazell

    Jacob Meazell

    Virtual assistant

    United States - Last active: 12/29/2013 - Tests: 1

    I'm trustworthy and hard working. I will do everything to the best of my abilities as fast as I can. I'm experienced in computer repair and data entry. I did data entry for 3 years at collection agency. I'm very skilled at what I do and I will not disappoint. I'm available 24/7 because I'm always near a computer.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Catherine LaVerdure

    Catherine LaVerdure

    United States - Last active: 03/03/2014 - Tests: 5

    Experienced in legal proceedings including but not limited to; criminal, probate/estate, constitutional, property, administrative, insurance, privacy, family law and alternative dispute resolution. Over five years experience in creating opening & closing statements as well as drafting memorandums and briefs. Have prepared, edited & filed pleadings to Supreme Court as well as lower Courts, both Federal and State. Proven track record of providing legal administrative support through database administration, legal research & writing, drafting/editing, filing, transcription & dictation as well as client communication.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Brigitta Lannen

    Brigitta Lannen

    Brigitta lannen

    Czech Republic - Last active: 12/05/2014 - Tests: 3

    I studied law at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary graduating in 2013. I have more than 5 years experience in a variety of legal roles providing me with robust knowledge and experience in the field. Combined with this I have worked abroad for several years which has developed my experience and enhanced my English skills to a highly proficient level. Some of my previous roles include administration, HR and mainly legal roles, and most recently I worked in Dr. Juhász Péter Law Office, Budapest as a lawyer and my main aspect was company law, employment law, property law, contract law. My variety of experience means that I am a dynamic multitasker with a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Laura Smith

    Laura Smith

    United States - Last active: 11/18/2013 - Tests: 2

    I was responsible for all legal and other documents being put in the appropriate place in the electronic and physical files. I kept up with the phones and also some personal assistant duties. I broke down complex legal documents and medical surveys and stored them electronically in the proper files. I kept up with existing and new confidential client records and contact information. Extensive client contact was required.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours