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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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Legal research Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.70.

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  1. Heidi Stephens

    Heidi Stephens

    Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a paralegal, and I would love some extra work in the legal field. I have taken my legal research & writing classes, as well as criminal law, tort law, real estate law, and estate law. I graduate in a few month with my Bachelor's, and then move onto my Masters. I also have experience with web content and blog articles; I have written for various legal blog and firm websites.

    $13.61 /hr
    291 hours
    4.78
  2. Aurobinda Panda

    Aurobinda Panda

    IP Attorney - Expert in Trademark | Patents | Copyright | DMCA Notice

    India - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Over last 3 year I have successfully work on 100 of Odesk Contracts for more than 2000 hours. We have a team of IP professionals and attorneys with excellent knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law mainly Trademark, Patents, Copyright, DMCA Takedown Notice, Legal Research, I am Managing Partner of Lex Protector International Law Office and also expert in Trademark and Patent. I have done my specialization in Intellectual Property Law from University of South Africa, which is one of the most premier institutions of the world. I have handled several Patent, Copyright and Trademark related issues successfully for our clients around the world and intend to expand my abilities even further. Our Law firm is also recognized as "Startup of the Year 2014 in Intellectual Property" by Silicon India Magazine which is published in USA and India. (More information - http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine-articles-in/Lex_Protector_Offering_Undisputed_IP_Services-FJIF582304527.html ) Also recognized as "Startups to Watch in 2015" by CIO Review Magazine.(More Information - http://www.cioreview.in/magazine/Lex-Protector-Enabling-Enterprises-with-Various-Intellectual-Property-Services-GBIO783533570.html) (Your can visit our Lex Protector Firm Website at http://www.lexprotector.com)

    $18.89 /hr
    2,211 hours
    4.97
  3. Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Business & Legal Consultant - Independent Diplomat

    Greece - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 7

    After many years working nine to five I decided to become a freelancer. My last job was in New York working for the United Nations. Creativity and imagination can not be deployed in an environment that follow rules and standard patterns. If you want to make difference, you have to fail and try again until you make it happen.

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Jill M.

    Jill M. Agency Contractor

    Author, Editor, Publisher, SEO Specialist & Content, Project Mgt.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 62

    EDITING - SUMMER SPECIAL I am currently the editor for many professional websites and social media sites. I have 23-years online experience, which all include editing, formatting, publishing, and with SEO taken into account. We can begin with a basic document analysis and proofread of up to 500 words. Fixed priced fees vary according to work needed on your first page I have completed. Shown in the example is a 2637 word count document, (Top) Simple editing, to (Bottom) deep editing and about an hour and half of this process. Top being uncomplicated spelling and grammar fixes, basic proofreading and edits. Middle, Improves structure and style, removes redundancy problems. Bottom, Deep editing insures appropriate language, perfect sentence structure, and sentence length, leaving as much of the author's voice as possible, but using the right word choices; so it is enjoyable for your readers, and all important complies with all acceptable use levels of the Internet. You may send your first 500 word document, and I will do the initial research for results to show your needed changes to full editing $10-$35 for editing, rewrites are additional. If you would like to pay for one hour of work, regardless of the word count, that begins at $35 per hour. That would include all 'Deep Edits', leaving the voice of the author as much as possible. Check out the graphic, see what you don't know about your document, book, or website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All my work is SEO included are focused upon. Summary of Tools Utilized: * SBI- BrainstormIt, Link Exchange, more. * SEO-Longtail Pro, Google, SEOBook, Power Suite, Rank Checker - more * WordPress Genesis Platform-Plugins, SEO Jetpack, Yoast those above, Revenue Sharing - more. * Hosting Hostgator-SBI * Easy Azon, Amazon A Stores, Associates, Amazonian - more * Affiliate Platforms-ALL * Copyscape, Publishing-Kindle, Createspace, Audible more * Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, more * BookMaxed Branded Book Websites & Marketing. Originating Ghost writer on the internet, dubbed as the Keyword Queen, and lovingly said to be older than modems. I am honored by being published in the Worldwide Publishers Society. I have 23+ years experience with writing and working online. With about 1000 Upwork Hours and 70+ Fixed Projects, I am a constant and quick, yet thorough Independent, and will be here for you when you need me. My Upwork Skill tests include many Top 10% Ratings, as well as others I have taken for: Optimizing Content for Search Engines 100%, The Search Engines Industry 100%, Marketing 100%, Targeting Your Audience 100%, Marketing Techniques for Facebook 100%, Designing Your AdWords Ad 100%, Articles to Promote a Product or Service 100%, Blog Writing Skills 100%, Dos and Don'ts of Online Writing and Blogging 100%, Operations Management 100%, Office Procedures 100%, Punctuation Practice 100%, Comma Usage 100%, Prepositions & Articles 100%, Parallel Construction 100%, Apples and Oranges Sentences 100%, Article Usage 100%, Prepositions 100%, Tenses 100%, Interpersonal Internet Etiquette 100%, How to Source Information 100%, Pricing & Marketing Virtual Assistant Services 100%, more... Services & Skills Available: Internet Specialist Wordpress and other platforms, including a decade of experience at SBI - SiteBuildIt Platform (see more below). A Published Author for 40 years+ years, I can help you get published too. I am experienced in: Building Your Book Formatting Text Creating an Active Table of Contents Creating Front & Back Matter Cover Images & Designs. Uploading Your Book For Sale on Amazon, CreateSpace. Writing SEO Descriptions, Previews, etc. Branded Website for your book. Audible Books? Yes, I do those too. I have a Specialized team, many already narrating at Audible.com, and depending on the Genre, accent, or Character you need, we are ready. ----------------------- Web Design (WordPress, SBI, and others) Core competency-web design-new website development projects, -monetary set-ups, SEO-SEM content, esthetics, content driven, high traffic sites. Decade experience at SBI SiteSell ----------------------- Panda/Penguin (etc.) *Gives you the Details of your site and points you in the right direction. Other Specialize Skills & SEO Related * Removal of bad links * Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Analysis and Findings * Setting Up & Maintaining Your AdWords Campaign * Recommendations-Individual projects or longterm management * Getting Started projects to Turnkey Websites * Site and/or Staff Management * Pay Per Click(PPC) Keyword Analysis * Online Reputation Management (ORM) * Industry & Competitive Analysis (What are your clients competitors doing online? * Providing a solid team for any online needs you might have...just ask. Please see my extensive Portfolio, and ask me any questions you might have. My fees are negotiable depending on projects.

    Associated with: Freelance Team Agency

    $50.00 /hr
    934 hours
    4.69
  5. Melissa Lind

    Melissa Lind

    Top 25 Pharmacist Writer/Research/Editor-Medicine/Health/Lifestyle/SEO

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a freelance technical writer and researcher with a degree in pharmacy specializing in health, nutrition and medicine, family and parenting, women's issues, men's issues, entertainment, lifestyle and fitness, local and green topics. I am able to write in a wide range of styles from personal and informal to educational and scientific/technical. I am also skilled at SEO writing with specified keyword density and web content writing in a wide variety of topics along with rewriting targeted articles. I can do fast rewrites and article production when the source is provided and am very skilled at web research which is one of my specialties. I have a wealth of personal knowledge in many areas surrounding the health care market including personal health, nutrition, fitness, family issues and medicine and I have access to a number of scientific and medical resources and references that others may not due to my standing as a health professional. I have over 20 years’ experience as a medical, educational and clinical research professional. In addition to web content article production and reports on medical, health and nutrition topics, I am also skilled at web posting and forum/message board topics and coordination. I have been instrumental in providing secondary research and background health and business information, including SEC filing and financial information for high-level strategic business development with large pharmaceutical and other health care entities. I have designed and produced curriculum for college level allied health courses as well as scientific reports and professional presentations for large medical meetings using power point and corresponding reference and educational material. I also have experience in web-design and excellent editing skills. Having been born and educated in the United States, I am certainly a native English speaker skilled at wordsmithing using correct grammar and appropriate sentence structure.

    $55.56 /hr
    192 hours
    4.92
  6. Laurel K.

    Laurel K.

    Professional Editor, Published Writer; FAST, efficient and reliable

    United States - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    More than 20 years of professional experience in writing, editing, and proofreading! I am a PUBLISHED writer of hundreds of articles, websites, short stories, and books. Recent written work includes lengthy academic writing (APA, Harvard, MLA, ACS), historical research, how-to book, legal articles, and fiction in numerous genres. As a meticulous, disciplined professional, I will quickly and accurately provide you with expertise in proofreading, editing, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and research. With a BA in English you can be assured I have advanced skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and complex linguistic structure. If you want expertise, speed, and quality in a writer, look no more!

    $35.56 /hr
    177 hours
    4.94
  7. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Last active: 09/08/2014 - 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
    246 hours
    5.00
  8. Kelly T.

    Kelly T.

    Paralegal/ Contract Drafting and Review/ Legal Research

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a professional paralegal specializing in contract drafting & analysis, legal research, corporate law, and intellectual property. I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and a master's degree in Legal Studies from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

    $15.00 /hr
    528 hours
    4.96
  9. Kerry Hammon Garcia

    Kerry Hammon Garcia

    Litigation, Bankruptcy and Corporate Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 07/30/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have an office I currently work out of in downtown San Jose, and have over ten years of experience working as a bankruptcy, corporate, real estate, and litigation paralegal. I am currently working approximately 15-20 hours a week as a contract bankruptcy paralegal, and would like an additional 15 to 20 hours a week of paralegal work from another law firm or legal department to supplement my income. During my career as a paralegal, I have successfully assisted attorneys with all stages of litigation, including but not limited to, case management, discovery, legal research, motions, trial preparation, and e-filing (Pacer). Due to my excellent writing ability, I was given numerous opportunities to draft briefs, motions and other legal documents. In addition, I was responsible for numerous research projects based on my superior research skills using Lexis. I have also worked on numerous bankruptcy cases, including preparing bankruptcy petitions and schedules, bankruptcy pleadings and other documents in relation to bankruptcy cases. For three years I also worked in corporate legal departments, assisting with compliance issues for domestic and international subsidiaries, and created a global corporate calendar. In addition, I am self-motivated, a fast learner, detail oriented, a team player, and produce high quality work. In short, your firm would not regret its decision to hire me.

    $38.89 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00
  10. Robin S.

    Robin S.

    Web/eDocument Designer Researcher Writer

    United States - Last active: 09/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give my client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and dedicated to the job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I am a web and document designer. as well as a documentary photographer and writer. I create websites for book authors and newspapers along with providing content along with research and reporting for clients needs.

    $45.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00