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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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  1. Timothy Cover

    Timothy Cover

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading & Custom Excel Spreadsheets

    United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

    WHAT IF the person you hire doesn’t UNDERSTAND your needs? Or doesn’t finish ON TIME? Or doesn’t deliver the RESULTS you want? Choose a safe option—see up front how I do business, and rest easy with my 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee. Join my other happy clients! I can help you in two basic areas: (1) Writing, editing, and proofreading (U.S. English). I’ll perfect your message to get the results you want and weed out those small but embarrassing errors. (2) Developing customized Excel spreadsheets. No more ugly, clunky spreadsheets that don’t work right or eat up your time. Glance through my top-ranked test scores below for a sample of my skills with Excel, writing, editing, and proofreading. ----------------------------------- HOW I’LL WORK WITH YOU ----------------------------------- (1) Taking time to understand your needs and explore the best solution. Sometimes you’ll know exactly what you need. Sometimes we’ll have to refine your ideas and identify possible solutions through discussion. Either way, I will work with you and ask any questions necessary until I fully understand how to complete your project the way you want, in both the big picture and the details. To ensure that your project (especially writing or spreadsheet formatting) is done in the style you want, I can show you my initial work after starting, so that we can implement your feedback before getting too deep into the project. Before I start work, I’ll make sure that we have clearly defined the project’s budget and scope. But I will also be flexible to make any changes you want. If I discover a way to do the job better, I’ll discuss it with you and get your permission before spending more time than we planned. (2) Responding quickly to your questions and keeping you updated on our progress. If you send me a message between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Pacific Time (Los Angeles, United States), Monday-Saturday, I will reply within four hours—usually much faster. At any other time, I will reply within one business day. While working on your project, I will send you daily updates on my progress (unless you don’t want them). I strive to complete every project ahead of schedule. If I foresee that the project will be even a little late due to unusual circumstances, I will notify you right away. (3) Making sure the project is done right to produce the results you want. You might say I’m a perfectionist. I enjoy making every detail just exactly right. I promise to apply this level of attention to each project I help you with, while staying within budget. I also love to make things simple to use. Whether your project is a financial spreadsheet or editing an article, I will make the final product easy to implement. Plus, if you later discover any corrections the final product needs, I will promptly fix it even if the job has been closed. For Excel spreadsheet projects, I offer my Functional Spreadsheet Support Guarantee. I do my best to thoroughly test my Excel spreadsheets. But sometimes, when unforeseen operations are performed, a spreadsheet will not work properly. I promise to provide any spreadsheet updates and email support you need to make the spreadsheet work as designed, at no cost to you. And for any project, if you’re dissatisfied, please take me up on my 100% Money-Back Guarantee! (Details below.) ------------------------------- WHAT I CAN HELP WITH ------------------------------- WRITING/EDITING/PROOFREADING: ---Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage corrections ---Style and tone suggestions ---Logic, persuasiveness, and organization suggestions ---Readability and formatting suggestions ---Writing in a variety of styles ---Non-fiction books and e-books ---Articles ---Blog posts ---Other web content ---Marketing copy ---User interfaces ---Manuals, handbooks, and user guides ---Business reports ---Other business documents and correspondence ---Contracts ---Legal research memoranda ---Legal briefs (writing, editing, and consulting) CUSTOM EXCEL SPREADSHEETS: ---User-friendly, clean designs ---Protection features to prevent accidental changes ---Complex or simple formulas ---Charts/graphs ---Macros (VBA code) ---Calculators and reports (for accounting or other purposes) ---Financial analysis ---Other data analysis ---Bookkeeping task automation and process improvement ---Dashboards ---Troubleshooting and repair of non-functional spreadsheets -------------------------------------------------------------- 100% MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEE -------------------------------------------------------------- When our contract is completed, I’m confident that you will be fully satisfied that the final product is what we agreed on. If not, you may set your own amount for what my work was worth to you and I will promptly refund any payments above that amount. If you feel that you received no value, just say so and I will refund 100% of your money—with no hassle.

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  2. Abdur Razzak

    Abdur Razzak

    Lead generator and SEO consultant

    Bangladesh - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm a self-motivated person and very optimistic in every challenges that comes along the way. I'm very passionate in doing things that I love to do like pursuing my career online and learning things that is new to me. I have 4 year experience of web research and SEO. I am expert of web research,lead generation,email gathering and web2.0 submission. I already have founded more then 20,000 leads with their personal valid email address. My skills are as follow- * Leads Generation * Email Research * Contact List Building * Data Entry * SEO * web2.0 submission

    $3.50 /hr
    20 hours
    4.25
  3. Natasha Brooks

    Natasha Brooks

    Administrative Professional

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am coming from a background of 5+ years of Legal, Administrative and Customer Service experience. In the past, I have managed an office of over 60 staff members and have managed a 1 million dollar budget. Over the course of my professional career, I have developed networking and building relationship skills. My communication skills are very well executed along with my time management and leadership skills. My paralegal training as well as my work as a Legal Assistant has trained me to draft documents and prepare for client interviews. I learned to use programs such as Westlaw and Lexis Nexis to research laws and related court cases. This position helped me develop time management, organization and manage high stress situations.

    $16.67 /hr
    1,017 hours
    4.80
  4. Emran Parves

    Emran Parves

    B2B Lead Generation, Email Sourcer, Contact List Builder, Linked Expt.

    Bangladesh - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 19

    TOP RATED and SUCCESSFUL Freelancer on Upwork having HUGE HOURS of WORKING EXPERIENCE !!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm a master of finding people's contact details. An expert in finding personal emails and other contact details of targeted people/business. This includes finding executives and their contact details within company, industry, location etc. (Email, Phone, Social media links, etc.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Available 7 days/week. Committed to communicating almost instantly via Upwork, Email and Skype. I am available about 12-14 hours a day. Actually its my Career now. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Upwork: 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/Data.com. ================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/Data.com. ✔ Lead411. ✔ Zoom Info. ✔ Manta ✔ Google Spreadsheet. ✔ Google Documents. ✔ Team viewer. ✔ Skype. ✔ MultiSkype Launcher. ✔ G mail. ✔ Dropbox. ✔ Facebook. ✔ Twitter. ✔ Adobe Reader and Adobe Photoshop.

    $5.56 /hr
    16,693 hours
    4.98
  5. Alen Rose Alia

    Alen Rose Alia

    Data Analyst, Expert in Web Research, PDF conversion, Email Handling

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    My main objective is to provide a good and quality output to meet clients satisfaction. I have been working for 3 years in an outsourcing company here in the Philippines which is located at Mandaue City Cebu. I am part in a Legal Team who are processing legal documents as a Data Analyst. I am a good analyst especially for converting legal documents into electronic and also expert in web research. My experience with my current employer would be my great asset to work with different types of projects. Lastly, I am hardworking and honest person and a fast learner too.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Nic F.

    Nic F. Agency Contractor

    Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with work experience in intrusion detection, malware analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability scanning, compliance, and certification & accreditation. Graduate education at one of the top law schools and business schools in the U.S., with a focus on intellectual property, cyber law and data privacy. Firm grasp of the English language and high proficiency in the use and mechanics of grammar. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for varied types of research and content editing. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

    Associated with: Written Perfection

    $33.33 /hr
    155 hours
    4.59
  7. Stephanie Brown

    Stephanie Brown

    Certified Paralegal/Admin Assistant

    United States - 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
    4.37
  8. Mervin Rene Salceda

    Mervin Rene Salceda

    Fast, Reliable, & Experienced Researcher & Data Entry Proffesional

    Philippines - 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
    1,544 hours
    4.97
  9. Jamison G.

    Jamison G.

    IT Compliance/Audit/Project Management - CISA, CPA, JD

    United States - Tests: 1

    I am a motivated professional who will bring insight, value and enthusiasm to your project. I am between longer term contract assignments, so I found myself here on Upwork. So far, so great! I enjoy learning - rotating into new topics, projects, and people is a pleasure. (No project is too small or too big). Subject Matter Expertise: - IT Auditing, IT Compliance, and IT Project Management. - COBiT, COSO, PCI, and HIPAA. (How frameworks and authoritative guidelines wrap discipline around business objectives attracts me. I am no stranger to ISO, NIST, CIP, and so on). - Risk Assessments, and Control Design, Testing, and Documentation. - IT Project Management. I have BS degrees in Information Systems and Accounting and a Doctor of Law (JD). As far as certifications I am a CPA, a CISA, and a CEH.

    $15.00 /hr
    49 hours
    0.00
  10. Rick Berry

    Rick Berry

    PC Expert with IT Management and Network Experience

    United States

    Rick earned his first full-time information technology (IT) job with the “Geek Squad-like” computer and network service outfit Aries Computer when, after a trial period, Aries’ lead technician made his recommendation to the owner that “… if you show Rick something once, he’s got it.” Upon hire, the owner added that Rick “… (knew) what (he was) doing … and better than that, (Rick knew) how to (communicate) …” Rick quickly established himself as a “go-to guy” by repeatedly solving problems with minimal support, and later succeeded his colleague as Aries’ lead technician. While in Aries’ employ, with no more to go by than his experience and a pamphlet of sample questions, Rick achieved his first IT certification, the Computing Technology Industry Association (COMPTIA) A+. Later, while earning his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) at the University of Redlands, a fellow student recommended Rick to a position with the help desk of TRW Information Systems (the credit reporting bureau, now known as Experian) where he was valued for his personal computing expertise. After achieving his BSIS degree, Rick was snatched up by a Unisys Corporation network consulting practice where, within a year, he progressed from consultant to project manager. During that time, Rick’s primary assignment was for Parsons Engineering (known for large construction like airports and refineries) where he was team leader overseeing a major Novell-to-Microsoft server and Bay-to-Cisco network upgrade. Also during that time, strictly through self-study and experience, Rick earned his Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Netware Engineer (CNE) certifications. Next, Rick was recruited by the Transamerica Occidental Life Company’s (TA) enterprise network team. Rick began climbing the ladder of Cisco certifications with the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and eventually earned the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) titles. At TA, his other primary duty was as “2nd/3rd level” technical support diagnosing and solving problems without known solutions. While at TA, Rick was drafted into the field of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) (i.e., IT service applications & services for IT departments) when, in addition to his other duties, Rick was promoted to oversee the Remedy Action Request System (ARS) and made leader of the ARS support team. From scratch, Rick developed TA’s first ARS-based, data-driven helpdesk, change and asset management applications. Rick’s combination of networking and ITSM skills made him an ideal candidate for Vista Information Technologies, a consultancy focused on converging ARS and Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technologies into sophisticated call center systems. After Vista, Rick continued his career as a self-employed ITSM consultant. Rick has installed, upgraded and administered every version of ARS and its applications to-date, and helped implement applications and processes for helpdesk, change, asset, configuration and service level management. For years Rick was the primary world-wide ARS developer for the software producer Business Objects. On behalf of IBM, Rick was the ARS team leader for a multi-year Warner Bros. project. Rick has also worked on or led ITSM- or ARS-related projects for the State of California Department of Technology, Abbott Medical Optics, the software maker Novell, and numerous other engagements where he has often been noted for his “imaginative” problem-solving. During this time Rick also earned the ITSM-related Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) version 3 certification. Next, Rick capitalized on a long-time hobby interest and took a chance entering the field of e-commerce as a (graphic novel) specialty bookseller. Rick leveraged his IT skills – particularly his Structured Query Language (SQL) database knowledge – to manage up to 16,000 online sales items at a time. In his first year, Rick sold $10,000’s of product to 1000’s of customers worldwide … and lost $1000’s. This year, Rick sold $10,000’s of product to 1000’s of customers worldwide … and broke even. Success! To supplement his e-commerce activities, Rick still takes ITSM projects. He has also returned to his roots as a roving support technician, providing desktop, network and web support to consumers and businesses like Qualified Mortgage and the paralegal firms Why Pay A Lawyer and La Esperanza Servicios Legales who have commended him for his ability to “see (situations) through the customers eye’s”. Rick began his IT career in California but has since returned to his home state Arizona. He lives and works in Tempe.

    $32.22 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00