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  1. James K.

    James K.

    Trial consultant/Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 2

    I have over thirty-five years experience in as an author, editor and consultant with particular expertise in psychology and the law. Litigation support services offered include assisting clients in all stages of litigation including trial preparation such as witness interviews, subpoena preparation, legal research (Fastcase, WestLaw, and Lexis-Nexis) and litigation strategy, drafting of legal documents (briefs, memorandum of law, pleadings, motion practice, discovery requests), exhibit preparation, client support and communication, preparation of direct/cross examination questions, voir dire questions and jury selection, second chair trial services, and post-conviction case analysis for appellate and/or collateral review. Experienced with State (New Jersey) and Federal (District Court, Circuit Court of Appeals) Court Rules, criminal and civil procedures as well as formatting required for submission of legal documents. I specialization in criminal matters and appeals, as well as civil litigation, especially malpractice and civil rights actions. I also provide forensic psychology support services including review/summary of relevant forensic literature based on case facts and theory of the case, preparation of forensic questions for potential experts based on thorough case analysis, forensic expert recruitment, analysis and critique of expert reports and testimony, preparation of direct cross-examination of experts, second chair services during expert's trial testimony including real-time access to relevant research, exhibit preparation. I also have three decades worth of experience writing, editing, and reviewing, technical, non-fiction, and fiction work. I’ve authored five books, over a dozen journal articles published in peer-refereed professional journals, and multiple book chapters. Previously, I have served as Editor for a nationally recognized professional journal. I am proficient with APA style, and with the Microsoft Office Suite.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    931 hours
    4.98
  3. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

    $8.89 /hr
    1,313 hours
    5.00
  4. Kelley A.

    Kelley A.

    Paralegal - 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Data Entry & Microsoft Exp

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

    $11.50 /hr
    169 hours
    5.00
  5. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    253 hours
    5.00
  6. Branko Cvokic

    Branko Cvokic

    Computer skills, Translation, Ubuntu linux, data entry

    Serbia - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I have more than 20 years of experience in computers in general and more than 6 years experience in LINUX software. I am an Android user for more than 7 years. I have more than 15 years experience translating from English to Serbian. I have translated books, articles and an apps for Android and software in general. My English is fluent. As a person who work with clients every day, for many years, I will try, responsibly, to work in the best interest for the client.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Lindsey E.

    Lindsey E.

    Legal Consultant with J.D.

    United States - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 6

    Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

    $23.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  8. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

    Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

    $33.33 /hr
    847 hours
    4.99
  9. Enita Kushi

    Enita Kushi

    Attorney

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    Florida licensed attorney practicing for over 5 years. I assist clients with foreclosure cases, bankruptcy, short sales, loan modifications, asset protection, and financial planning. I really enjoy doing legal research and figuring out a way to protect my clients. I don't like to give up and go the extra mile for everyone. I speak Albanian, Spanish and some Italian.

    $222.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00