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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. Emran Parves

    Emran Parves

    Email Marketing|Web Research|Admin Support|Data Entry|LinkedIn Expert.

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 19

    I am among top 5% freelancers on oDesk. Using my Experience and Knowledge to provide 100% Guaranteed Service Blended with Quality and Accuracy. I do not apply for the job that I can not do properly and timely. I am an Honest, hard-working, reliable, extremely well-organized, highly motivated, creative, and professional individual seeking to utilize my creative skills in Web Research, Lead Generation and Admin Assistant. I believe intensely in maintaining a strong work ethic and the importance of customer/client satisfaction. Looking for the next Opportunity to prove my Expertise and to make a Long Term Successful Relation with my Employer. Types of jobs that I have completed in oDesk: I worked Mostly on Research Types Jobs. Finding Contact Details for a specific person of a specific organization. Also done various Admin Support Jobs which I have included in my Portfolio with details (along with verifiable URL). ======================My Goals=================== ✔ To Fulfill the goal of my Client. ✔ To provide Quality service to Clients. ✔ To deliver Quality Results on time. ✔ To build a strong & professional relationships to clients. =============Core Competencies I Possess============ ==> Expert in LinkedIn Research. Have access on LinkedIn Premium Account. ==> To extract Email and phone have access on Paid Directories like Lead411 and Jigsaw/ ================My area of Expertise================ ✔ LinkedIn based Research ✔ Contact & Email List Building ✔ Lead Generation ✔ Email Scraping ✔ Web Research ✔ Web Scraping ✔ Data Entry Expert ✔ Data Scraping ✔ Google Research ✔ Admin Support ✔ PDF Conversion Highly Experienced in using following Applications and Software: ✔ Rapportive. ✔ Microsoft Excel. ✔ Microsoft Word. ✔ LinkedIn. ✔ Jigsaw/ ✔ Lead411. ✔ Zoom Info. ✔ Manta ✔ Google Spreadsheet. ✔ Google Documents. ✔ Team viewer. ✔ Skype. ✔ MultiSkype Launcher. ✔ G mail. ✔ Dropbox. ✔ Facebook. ✔ Twitter. ✔ Adobe Reader and Adobe Photoshop.

    $4.44 /hr
    15,731 hours
  2. Gideon A.

    Gideon A.

    Israel - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a well-organized and highly motivated professional. Innovative Leader with 5 years of solid work experience including legal search, database management, data entry and web scraping. I have multiple online business skills including data entry/document processing and transcription, through to expertise in internet research. I specialize in legal research, compliance and data verification. I am detail oriented and possess several years experience as a manager of outsourcing teams dealing with both customer service and legal research, my particular responsibility being quality assurance. ● Specialize in data extraction from web sites.. ● Proficient in all Microsoft software packages. ● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Strong decision making and problem solving skills. ● Able to prioritize tasks and workload in order of importance. ● Provide quality assurance and control of research data. ● Expert in legal research, compliance, and data verification.

    $12.00 /hr
    14 hours
  3. Mervin Rene Salceda

    Mervin Rene Salceda

    Fast, Reliable, & Experienced Researcher & Data Entry Proffesional

    Philippines - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a freelancer, My main goal is providing my client a quick and accurate result of my task. As the time that I started my career here in Odesk, I have proven my worth, skills, capabilities, and knowledge to my clients. I do offer services with both guarantees and satisfactions. I am a hard worker, fast, reliable, resourceful, and expert researcher, provider, and data entry professional. I am also a well-rounded and open-minded individual. I am always open for any comments and suggestion regarding my work to increase my productivity. I am capable of adopting any changes. I also perform multitasking and can work with or without supervision.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,538 hours
  4. Md. Showqut Hossain

    Md. Showqut Hossain

    Lead Generation, Linkedin Research, Web Research, Web Scraping

    Bangladesh - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 8

    FULLTIME ☆☆☆☆☆ AVAILABILITY ☆☆☆☆☆ HONEST ☆☆☆☆☆ SUCCESS ☆☆☆☆☆ DEADLINE ►►►►▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬▬▬◄◄◄◄ I'm showqut from Bangladesh. I can ensure you that I have good skills at any kind of research task with sincerity. Relivable worker and willing to get your full satisfaction with work. Having the ability to meet deadline. My objective is to provide high quality and 100% accurate service to my employer and give employer full satisfaction. I will do my best to respond to your requests. I AM EXPERT ON 1. Contact List Building. 2. Lead Generation. 3. Data Entry. 4. Data Mining. 5. Web Research. 6. Linkedin Research. 7. Email Marketing. 8. Rapportive 9. Virtual Assistant. 10. Administrative Support. 11. Internet Research. 12. Microsoft Excel. 13. Social Media Marketing.

    $5.00 /hr
    622 hours
  5. Stephanie Brown

    Stephanie Brown

    Certified Paralegal/Admin Assistant

    United States - Last active: 10/05/2012 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    For the last year I have worked as an Administrative Assistant and created several spreadsheets via excel to keep track of payrolls for various contractors. I have created and maintained a database via Access which tracked 5000+ communications, received 100+ incoming emails a day from various departments requiring review and approvals of documents, TV ads, and various materials each with multiple components and touch points between submissions, for publishing in accordance with SEC and FINRA rules and regulations. My core competency lies in litigation and trial prep from beginning to end. I have 8 years of Paralegal experience with a certificate and experience in several areas of the law. I am very profficient in using several software programs and continue to keep myself updated on new software and tools for continued growth.

    $17.00 /hr
    299 hours
  6. Sabreena K.

    Sabreena K.

    Editor, Writer, Research Assistant, HTML Programmer

    Pakistan - Last active: 02/13/2013 - Tests: 6

    I worked for an online magazine for the past 2 years, Jadaliyya, specifically for the Occupation, Intervention, Law (OIL) page which is dedicated to exploring intersections of international law and institutions, armed conflict and the Middle East. I have been helping with article editing, writing, proofing, researching online journals and databases for newsworthy content, networking with potential contributors, and creating databases of writers and articles to determine what type of content writers are liable for. I have also developed HTML websites for my college and scored distinctions in Information Technology. I look for opportunities for growth which expose me to different areas of work and help me realize my full potential. I also have strong expertise in using MS Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Google Documents, Open Office and Skype for communication, financial modeling, document creation, presentations and macros. By profession, I am studying to be a lawyer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ashaki Wright

    Ashaki Wright

    Complicance Specialist/Paralegal/Executive Legal Assistant

    United States - Last active: 06/21/2014 - Tests: 2

    Hi everyone, my name is Ashaki and I go by 'Shak'. My goal is to make your life easier and be your virtual assistant extraordinaire. My background is broad, which makes me very flexible and reliable. I can assist in the following areas: Notary Public – Mobile Notary/Signing Agent Paralegal – Legal Research/Contract Drafting/Entertainment Law Advertising – Legal Compliance/Media Buying Executive Assistance – Calendar Management/Travel Arrangements Accounting – Bookkeeping/Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable I really enjoy working on long-term or short-term projects. As an administrator I am detailed oriented, use project management skills to complete tasks in a timely manner, and above all I’m everywhere you need me to be. I am the best assistant to offer a busy executive, entertainer or business owner the flexibility and reliability they need. So what are you waiting for, hire me to start on your project today! Looking forward to working with you.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours