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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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Legal writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.

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  1. 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
  2. Zain A.

    Zain A.

    Legal expert in writing, researching and drafting, content writing

    Pakistan - Last active: 5 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: 1 day 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 six 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.

    Groups: Blue Star Families

    $50.00 /hr
    455 hours
    4.91
  4. Marymichelle Lotano

    Marymichelle Lotano

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

    United States - Last active: 6 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
    8 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. John K.

    John K.

    All legal research/writing, and bankruptcy/debt protection

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 21

    Ivy League Graduate, legal writing/research; litigation services; bankruptcy prep; Degrees: J.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh Law School, 1971; B.A., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1967. Many years private practice, with extensive experience in research and writing all subjects, practice specialties in torts, employment discrimination lawsuits, bankruptcy, and protection from creditors. Experienced in academic test and course writing for law students and paralegal students. Wrote multiple choice questions for online prep courses for multi-state bar exam. Wrote and edited home study courses in business law, litigation, real estate, torts, criminal law, estates, paralegal practice, computer basics and other subjects. President and founder of U.S. LawDesk Services, ebooks and educational services for basic legal knowledge. Author of ebooks listed on Amazon Kindle. Experienced consulting/writing services for Masters and Doctorate students in non-science and non-math subjects.

    $30.00 /hr
    96 hours
    5.00
  8. Tracy G.

    Tracy G.

    Project Management / Content Management

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have written professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication, as well as making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, word and data processing, updating and maintaining blogs for several firms, research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I also work daily with WordPress and Google tools. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have a basic, working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, and HTML. I have worked extensively with the legal industry, helping promote legal sites through content, SEO, and social media. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,134 hours
    5.00
  9. Diana L. Bartolotta

    Diana L. Bartolotta

    Small Business & Real Estate Investment Attorney

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    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

    $175.00 /hr
    162 hours
    4.93
  10. Ariel Humphrey

    Ariel Humphrey

    French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environmental Law Attorney

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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