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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. Lillian W.

    Lillian W.

    Savvy Business Writer and Creative Storyteller

    United States

    Lillian possesses significant experience in business and government. She is an excellent writer and a savvy storyteller. Attributes: - Detail-oriented - Resourceful - Analytical - Client-focused - Results-driven - Diligent - Enterprising - Organized - Professional - Quality-Driven

    $33.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  2. Sarah S.

    Sarah S.

    Legal research, Article writing

    United States - Tests: 4

    Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. I graduated law school in 2008 with a goal of becoming a civil litigator, possibly in family law, although I was very interested in criminal and immigration laws, too. I was willing to enter any legal discipline when I experienced a near fatal stroke that left me unable to walk or speak clearly. None of my memories or cognition were compromised. I am able to do anything online, but I cannot speak clearly over the telephone. If an employer prefers to speak with me over the phone I can talk, but regular phone contact with clients is not possible. I am willing to work through the night if you require a fast turnaround time, but ordinarily I require about three days depending on the complexity of the issue. Working at home is easiest for me because I cannot drive or do many of the other things that are required to work outside of the home. I have recently decided I have not just lost everything; I have a great education and mind and I owe it to myself to use it. Just because I cannot pace back and forth giving a closing statement does not mean I should do nothing. My dreams are less grand than they were before, I want to be proud of my work and I want my employers to be satisfied. I will work as hard as I can because I want to begin working as soon as possible and cultivate long term relationships where possible with employers. I have unrivaled honesty and integrity; I am very proud of those qualities so I will never submit work that I am not proud to call my own.

    $22.22 /hr
    3 hours
    4.94
  3. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals

    United States - 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
    144 hours
    4.98
  4. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Writing/Proofreading/Translation Expertise & Legal Research/Insight

    Germany - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    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.

    $55.56 /hr
    104 hours
    4.97
  5. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - 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
    1,406 hours
    5.00
  6. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - 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
    263 hours
    5.00
  7. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - 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
  8. Kelli Hansen

    Kelli Hansen Agency Contractor

    RN w/experience- Freelance healthcare,nursing writing, web research

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree of 17+ yrs. I hold various certifications and work experiences in the healthcare field from home health care to long-term care insurance case management. I have knowledge and expertise in reviewing medical records and creating case chronologies and written documentation of reports. I have written articles on LinkedIn, published a written article in a professional journal, and have recently authored a chapter on Patients' Rights in a legal nursing book set to be published in 2015. I am currently finishing up my Master's degree in Health Care Operations Management. Past work experiences include preparing attorneys for trial with regards to medical record interpretations, medical review/case chronologies, medical/legal research on cases, participating in depositions, and consulting with attorneys and other persons to educate on healthcare topics and standards of care. I currently own a small business in which I provide services for Freelance medical related writing and general nurse consulting. Certifications: Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified Managed Care Nurse (CMCN), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Legal Nurse Consultant- Certificate, Certificate in Patient Advocacy

    Associated with: Advocate Nurses, LLC

    $60.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.96
  9. Laura Anderson

    Laura Anderson

    Legal Research and Writing

    United States

    I am excellent at researching information needed for cases. I am proficient in Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Lexis, JSTOR, HeinOnline and free resources; Google Scholar, FDsys, Congress.gov, Cornell Law, Justia, among others. I have completed pro bono work for the National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law (NCSTL); I found new cases for the database and wrote case descriptions including search terms to be used along with a free site that the case can be found. I have also completed Research and Writing I & II; I wrote a Memorandum and an Appellate Brief. I really enjoy researching and writing.

    $12.00 /hr
    3 hours
    0.00