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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. André Guerreiro Rodrigues

    André Guerreiro Rodrigues

    Intellectual Property Lawyer

    Portugal - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 2

    André Rodrigues is a Intellectual Property Lawyer based in Lisbon, Portugal. He works exclusively with IP matters since 2006, having accumulated over 5000 hours of consulting in this field. Experience working at a law firm and a IP Consulting firm.He has a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property Law (Madrid, Spain). Admission at the Portuguese Bar Association. André Rodrigues specializes in the following areas of Intellectual Property Law: - Trademarks - Contract drafting - Patents - Software Agreements - Internet Law - Licensing Agreements - Copyright - IP litigation, registration, and licensing - Law Research - Intellectual Property Strategies

    $77.78 /hr
    126 hours
    4.99
  2. Ariel Humphrey

    Ariel Humphrey

    French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environmental Law Attorney

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5

    Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet/Entertainment Contract & Environmental/Water Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. His activity is mainly aimed at: (i) helping IT/Internet/Entertainment (Music/Film/Art/Sports) companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a legal and contractual perspective (to this extent, his services include drafting, editing, reviewing, proofreading, creating or translating sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general), and (ii) providing Legal Consulting/Research Services to Organizations and Individual (throughout the world) the actions and projects of which go towards protecting the Environment (Clean/Renewable Energy (Wind/Solar etc.) Projects) and more specifically Water Resources. Such Organizations and individuals may include Ecologists, Environmentalists, Hydrologists, Hydro-Geologists, Businesses, NGOs, Universities, Academics, Scientists, Beekeepers, Farmers, Engineers, Policy Makers, Lobbyists, Government Agencies, etc.) He takes care of his clients until they are fully happy with my work ! He always goes the extra mile for them no matter what! He can be reached on Skype 24/7 !

    $95.00 /hr
    2,121 hours
    4.98
  3. CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

    CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

    CA Lawyer Online

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 1

    Get legal answers you can understand; without confusing legal jargon. Know and Protect your rights BEFORE you find yourself in court, with answers when you need them! When it comes to legal services, can you afford to make a wrong decision? Fixing problems later almost always costs more than avoiding them in the first place. Ensure that you get both solid legal and business advice in all types of matters. Let my experience put you in control of your legal challenges so you can concentrate on other aspects of your life. If I can't handle your legal problem, I will help you find someone who can. Unfortunately, Law and justice are not always the same! Running my own consulting company provided me with valuable experience negotiating, problem solving and working through confrontational issues. My accomplishments, business experiences, education and interests are my means to providing you the services you seek. Let me put my tenacious attitude and strategic mindset to work for you! Whether you are unsure if you need a lawyer, face your first legal situation, need help to handle existing problems, or want a second opinion, please contact me. If you need help in any of the following areas, I can assist you: • General Legal Services • Custom Contracts & Reusable Templates • e-Business Policies • Legal Compliance Audits • Negotiation Support • ADA, HIPAA & Federal Law Compliance • Debtor-Creditor • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • Fair Credit Reporting Act • Judgment, Liens, Garnishment • Housing Problems • Consumer Cases • Business Plans • Corp, Partnership, LLC, LLP • Non-Profit - 501(c)(3) • Director, Officer Indemnification • Shareholder Agreements • Homeowner Association Disputes • Criminal Law • Small Claims • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning In addition, employers or clients saved over $53 million during a 15-year period using my expertise in Information Systems Consulting and Management Consulting. Copyright 2013 CA Lawyer Online NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The information in or provided through this website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Each legal issue is different and the information contained on this website may not apply to your case. You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have. Legal information is not legal advice. Therefore, no person should act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney. This Web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Because I am an attorney licensed in California and Oregon and admitted to practice before the federal courts, you will only receive legal advice applicable to California, Oregon and/or federal law. You should not consider anything contained on this website to be a guarantee or prediction of result. Prior results are provided for general information purposes only and do not guaranty, warranty or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. This Web site is not intended to be advertising and the Law Offices of David C. Johnston does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Web site in a state where this Web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. In the event that any information on this website does not fully conform with regulations in any jurisdiction, this law firm will not accept representation based on that information. I do not collect any information about you other than what you provide to me through chat, by email, or over the phone. To demonstrate my commitment to informed disclosure and to accurately communicate any use of your personally identifiable information, you are directed to read all oDesk policies, to include at minimum the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. To the extent the State Bar rules require me to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, CA Lawyer Online designates David C. Johnston, with offices and contact information as currently listed with the State Bars of California and Oregon, as the attorney responsible for this CA LAWYER ONLINE oDesk listing. Before you become my client, or I become your attorney, several procedures, including checks for conflicts of interest, must be performed. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this website or by merely chatting with or by sending email to CA LAWYER ONLINE.

    $90.00 /hr
    42 hours
    5.00
  4. Kate Elphinstone

    Kate Elphinstone

    Writer, Editor and Proofreader.

    Australia - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am offering my skills and expertise to help you with the writing you need. I am an experienced writer, editor and proofreader with a proven track record of work. I am honest and authentic and I give 100% to all my work. Can we work together? -I am disciplined and self motivated. I enjoy working flexible hours on different projects. -I enjoy working with clients from all over the world. -I believe in building long-term relationships with clients. Experience: -I worked as Deputy Editor for the print publication Togatus. -As a native speaker of English, I can produce polished and accurate writing when needed. -I have 6 years of training as a legal researcher. -I have 6 years of experience writing for academic purposes. My specialties include: • Content writing • Proof reading • Editing • Press releases • Social media Education: - I studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. - I have a Bachelor of Arts and Law (BA-LLB) from the University of Tasmania. You can find me on twitter: @kelphinstone. My portfolio is available at www.kateelphinstone.wordpress.com I have a fast internet connection and can be reached on Skype: kate.elphinstone_1 Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you.

    $39.00 /hr
    39 hours
    4.93
  5. Michael Sullivan

    Michael Sullivan

    Corporate and Intellectual Property Attorney

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an experienced attorney who has negotiated hundreds of contracts and helped individuals resolve a variety of disputes. I will work quickly to resolve your issue, respond promptly to your communications, and explain the law using plain language. I can assist you with any legal matter, but most of my experience is in business and intellectual property law. My practice is focused on such issues as contracts, startups, business sales, venture capital, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property litigation. My clients have ranged from leading companies such as Microsoft to family businesses and individuals. Prior to starting my own firm, I practiced at the leading law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and graduated from Duke University School of Law. I am licensed in California and with the Patent and Trademark Office.

    $150.00 /hr
    68 hours
    5.00
  6. Andrea Catasti

    Andrea Catasti

    International Tax, Contract and Corporate Lawyer

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I'm an International Business lawyer who specializes in International Tax, Contract and Corporate Law. My activity on oDesk focuses on providing individuals and companies with comprehensive legal and tax advice on the issues which arise from their day-to-day business activity. The core of my activity may be summed up as follows: 1) assisting individuals and companies in structuring their international business transactions (e.g. cross-boarder Purchase and Sale Agreements, Profit Repatriations, Company Reorganizations,Divestitures and Dissolutions) from a tax-efficient standpoint. This involves the assessment of the likely tax consequences of cross-boarder operations according to EU Tax Law and the International Double-Taxation Agreements. 2) drafting, reviewing and amending international business contracts (e.g. Purchase and Sale Agreements, Employment Contracts, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Services Contracts) with a particular focus on the tax optimization. 3) doing legal research on International Tax Law, US Tax Law, European Union Tax Law, French Tax Law and Italian Tax Law. I've authored various working papers and articles on different International Tax issues like double taxation within the EU as well as a comparative outlook of the German and the Italian Tax systems.

    $75.00 /hr
    576 hours
    4.98
  7. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.

    $55.56 /hr
    83 hours
    4.98
  8. Melanie Ramirez

    Melanie Ramirez

    Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coordinator / Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7

    I am a legal professional who can offer services pertaining to legal matters. I am likewise a highly-experienced writer who have 8 years of experience doing academic, article, SEO, etc. writing. It has been my desire to be able to use my writing skills into good use. To earn from it is a bonus. I would like to help those with writing needs, even students who may have writing requirements. I also can give sound legal advice and information that could be of big help to those who may not afford expensive attorney's fees. I took my masters degree in International Business Law in the University of Liverpool in UK and can thereby handle legal matters regardless of the country of origin. Besides my legal and writing experiences, I am also an experienced manager who have handled administrative work mostly for company presidents and CEOs. As such, I am confident I can handle virtual work for them. You can contact me faster via Skype: melanie23.gueco

    $44.44 /hr
    142 hours
    4.91
  9. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Writing/Proofreading/Translation Expertise & Legal Research/Insight

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    My goal is to deliver exceptional client service. I listen to your needs and strive to become a valued business resource and a trusted advisor. As good communication is key to any relationship, I will keep you apprised of the state of your project and am happy to discuss ideas at all times. What I bring to the table: Detail-oriented native German freelance writer, translator and fully qualified lawyer with strong organization, prioritization and project management skills - highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

 
Firm grasp of the English (UK and US spelling) and German languages, in-depth research experience and a mix of legal, marketing and publishing expertise. I thoroughly enjoy both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for translating as well as editing and proofreading both German and English content. 10+ years' translation experience (website content, contracts, business plans etc.). I am especially interested in medical and legal topics but will take on any given subject with the same enthusiasm. 
 The past couple of years I worked as a researcher and writer for specialized - financial and legal - publishers in London, UK. 
Important note: As I handle legal/sensitive information on a regular basis I do not work with the automatic Upwork time tracking tool due to confidentiality issues. Thank you for your understanding.

    $44.00 /hr
    69 hours
    5.00
  10. Flora Huang

    Flora Huang

    China Corporate and Commercial Attorney

    China - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Flora Huang is a leading Shanghai lawyer specializing in international commercial law, contracting and Chinese corporate law. She has successfully handled countless complex corporate matters involving incorporation, M & A, and corporate governance, in addition to serving as general counsel for numerous foreign-invested enterprises. In recognition of her integrity and expertise, Flora has been interviewed on numerous occasions by both Chinese and foreign media, including the China Daily, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Marie Claire, SmartShanghai, SMG, CCTV and France24. Flora graduated from China’s leading East China University of Political Science and Law with an LL.B. in Chinese law specializing in business law. She is admitted to practice law in all of Mainland China and is a member of All China Lawyers Association and the Shanghai Bar Association. She is also Co-founder and Legal Director of China's first "virtual law firm", Ask a Chinese Lawyer (askachineselawyer.com).

    $98.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00