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  1. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals & Journalism

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    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
    76 hours
    5.00
  2. Zain A.

    Zain A.

    Legal expert in writing, researching and drafting, content writing

    Pakistan - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    I'm a Practicing Lawyer holding an English law degree. I have years of experience in the legal field. My main aim is to provide legal help in the most professional manner to suit the needs of clients. I can draft,write, research and deal with complicated legal issues. My main expertise are but not limited to do legal research, setting up foreign companies in Pakistan, labour laws, website terms of use, privacy policy, copyright, trademark and other legal related work, I try to work in the most effective manner and provide clients with the best services and communication, understanding what actually they are looking for instead of what I can do for them. Looking Forward on working with you I'm sure you won't regret it.

    $75.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00
  3. Mary R.

    Mary R.

    Legal Research, Writing, and Litigation Support Professional

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a licensed attorney (Iowa & Florida) with over ten years of legal research and writing experience, graduated in the top 10% of my law school class, was Captain of Drake University Law School’s National Moot Court Team, and earned my MBA while completing law school. I've been self-employed as a Freelance Law Clerk for the past five years. Prior to this position, I practiced healthcare and corporate law for two years in Bradenton, Florida. I left Bradenton to accommodate my husband's career and we currently reside in California, but I work with attorneys and law firms nationwide. I've worked on projects in a variety of practice areas, including: medical malpractice, personal injury, health care compliance, corporate transactional, ERISA, family law, bankruptcy, and general business litigation. I am also experienced at drafting and editing omplex legal documents, such as pre-trial motions, supporting memoranda, client opinion letters, appellate briefs, and various transactional agreements. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working for the legal and compliance departments at a major national Professional Employer Organization – my primary responsibilities in this role are to review the PEO’s contracts and policies to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to modify the PEO’s contracts, policies, and agreements to bring them into compliance. I was also tasked with overhauling the PEO’s master service agreement – the agreement that is used with every PEO client – a project that required more than 50 hours of detailed and complex contract drafting. While the PEO’s compliance director is on maternity leave, I’ve also been hired to review and revise various contracts with clients and vendors. I am looking for additional legal research, writing, editing, and litigation support projects. Please browse my website (http://www.lrw4attorneys.com) to learn more about my qualifications and experience. PLEASE NOTE -- My Florida and Iowa bar licenses are INACTIVE. By law, I am only authorized to work for licensed attorneys - I cannot work for private individuals or provide legal advice. Any services provided through oDesk are not done in an attorney-client capacity.

    Groups: Blue Star Families

    $50.00 /hr
    454 hours
    4.91
  4. Marymichelle Lotano

    Marymichelle Lotano

    Attorney, Legal Writing, Creative Writing, Blog Writing, Short Essays

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

    My education includes an undergraduate degree from Springfield College and law degree from Albany Law School. I am an excellent technical legal writer with years of legal writing experience, including appellate writing and educational writing. I am a published legal author with the New York State Bar Association. I am also a talented creative writer. My skills include creative writing, blog writing and short essays. I am currently preparing to publish a meditation book via Hay House Publishing. I also have a humor blog at www.newborndaze.com via Word Press. I am looking for writing projects of varied durations and intensities that can be completed from home.

    $44.44 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00
  5. Matthew I.

    Matthew I.

    Legal Services, Paralegal, Web Content Writing

    United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    For the past three years, I have worked as a paralegal, providing a variety of legal services, including legal research and document drafting. As a paralegal, I pride myself in being able to accurately analyze legal issues and communicate ideas clearly and unambiguously in writing. I'm currently seeking to build a reputation as a reliable independent contractor who consistently produces high-quality work at an affordable price. I earned my degree in ABA accredited paralegal studies in 2010 from Miami Dade College. English is my native language. I am also fluent in Spanish and have completed college level courses in technical translation.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.92
  6. Laura Hawn

    Laura Hawn

    Marketing/Legal/Customer Service/Writing/Editing

    United States - Last active: 12/09/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 16

    NOTE: I only accept hourly jobs unless I am the one applying. Please do not offer me fixed rate jobs. I no longer accept fixed rate. You will be wasting your time and mine if you offer me a fixed rate job. In order for me to accept a fixed rate job, I have to be the one who applied; offered fixed rate jobs will be ignored unless I actively applied. My objective is to use my skills in marketing and criminal justice to help people. I have experience in email marketing, and I am a fast learner. On the criminal justice side, I have a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. This degree can be put to work for you and your company in many ways. I can do many things with my marketing and criminal justice experience; just let me know what you need. On the writing and editing side of things, as you can see, I have much oDesk experience with both writing and editing articles. I am very detail oriented and I have a very creative mind. I strive to get my work done efficiently and in a timely manner. Contact me if you think my writing or editing skills can be useful to you. On the customer service side of things, I have over thirteen years of customer service experience, and I pride myself in providing the best customer service that I possibly can. I can handle irritable and angry customers well, as well as deal with questions and concerns that customers have. I have much experience writing BMR articles, and can write them fairly quickly. I have written literally thousands of them, and have gotten quite good at it. Though BMR is now out of business, the SEO experience I gained from writing these articles is still very useful. At this time, I am looking for a full time job. Preferably, this job will involve writing. Contact me if you think my skills can help you.

    $11.11 /hr
    997 hours
    4.87
  7. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    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
    889 hours
    4.98
  8. Diana L. Bartolotta

    Diana L. Bartolotta

    Small Business & Real Estate Investment Attorney

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a licensed attorney in the state of Connecticut, and I practice law virtually from my home in the Pacific Northwest. My practice focuses on real estate, contracts, and small business law. Most of my clients are entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and small business owners. I assist my clients as General Counsel and work with a network of attorneys and related professionals to handle their legal needs. PRACTICE AREAS: 1. REAL ESTATE LAW: - commercial and residential transactions - lease drafting and lease review - negotiations - Letters of Intent - title searches and title reviews - private lending - lease options - promissory notes - mortgages 2. CONTRACT LAW: - Independent Contractor Agreements - Vendor Agreements - Intellectual Property Agreements / Licensing Agreements - Terms of Service - Privacy Policies - Client Master Services Agreement - Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete Agreements (NDNCA / NDA) - Employment Agreements - Purchase & Sale Agreements - Joint Venture Agreements - contract drafting - contract review and mark-up 3. SMALL BUSINESS LAW: - compliance review and guidance: state, local, and federal laws - business formation and reporting requirements - focus on LLCs and closely-held corporations - asset protection and entity creation - general counsel / in-house counsel - network of local counsel and experts, where needed - Operating Agreements - Shareholder Agreements - Articles of Organization - Annual Reports Please contact me if you'd like to discuss more or see if we're a match to work together. Have a great day! - DLB

    $125.00 /hr
    152 hours
    4.93
  9. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    4.97
  10. Ariel Humphrey

    Ariel Humphrey

    French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environmental Law Attorney

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5

    Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet Contract and Environmental Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective. 1) My goals are to develop several activities on oDesk including the drafting, editing, review, creation or translation of sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general (corporate and banking agreements including shareholders' agreements or revolving line of credit agreements for instance) and also specifically in the sector of Internet Business Law (including SEO/CRO service agreements and/or website design & development agreements and/or terms of services (TOS) and privacy policies for websites), of IT Law (including software development agreements or software license agreements or end-user license agreements (EULA)), of Sports/Entertainment/Art/Music (including graphic design agreements or music license agreements or Sponsorship Agreements) whether it be in French, in English or in both languages (bilingual contracts). I do have a very large database of contracts and agreements (templates) including all kinds of agreements related to the matters mentioned above and to business law in general. You will benefit from my legal know-how and database, given that I can adapt all of my contracts to your particular situation and needs so that we come up with a tailor-made contract solution for You. 2) I am a French Licensed attorney and I can assist you and address your needs related to French Law, international contract law (including but not limited to Australian Law, Canadian Law, U.S. Law etc.). I am a French corporate attorney which means that I am an expert in French Corporate law having practiced in different Paris-based prestigious law firms (including Eversheds, Vaughan Avocats). 3) I am a US citizen and a French Native citizen (European Citizen). I am perfectly bilingual with high level writing and analytical skills that I would like you to benefit from should you need my services when French and/or English language(s) are involved. With such writing, linguistic and analytical skills I am used to writing/drafting/reviewing/editing/proofreading Legal or Business documents of all kinds related to or about any subject that falls within my strong, all-around and broad General Technical and legal culture/knowledge/know-how/Experience). I also have a large experience as a business and legal translator. 4) In addition to my solid experience as a business attorney throughout Europe as you can see on my resume which you will find below, I worked as a legal Consultant in India in 2011 for the Legal Process Outsourcing Company Quislex Inc.; I also worked in 2008 in Louisiana and in San Diego, California in 2010 : in other words, I have a large international wingspan when it comes to work. I remain at your service no matter what :-) ! You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/arielhumphrey Ariel Humphrey

    $95.00 /hr
    2,107 hours
    4.98