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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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  1. Rachel Carter

    Rachel Carter

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago

    I have nearly 10 years’ experience in the news industry, including seven years as a newspaper reporter and more than a year as an editor for an online news service. I am a strong writer and efficient editor who delivers clean, clear, compelling copy that gets – and keeps – readers’ attention. I am a fast and thorough researcher who knows how to find information online and in print and make sense of it all. I am also extremely organized and plan ahead, which allows me to juggle several projects at once. In addition to my news reporting and editing experience, I: • Report and write articles for trade publications. • Write blogs to increase businesses' social media presence and push traffic to their websites. • Write press releases. • Assist screenwriter-directors with script treatments. • Copyedit screenplays and television pilots.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,024 hours
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  2. Benedict Alibasa

    Benedict Alibasa

    Senior Researcher, Writer, and Analyst

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    Benedict Alibasa is an experienced writer and researcher with more than 10 years of experience in the fields of security, investigations, business, economics, insurance, politics, and society. He specializes in security risk assessments, travel risk advisories, investment profiling, fraud investigation and reporting, background investigation, vendor vetting, industry analysis, and research in private equity, hedge fund, pension funds, and other alternative investment classes. Mr. Alibasa has worked with industry leaders across a variety of business organizations including ADP, Brightwire, GIC, Advisen, Pacific Strategies and Assessments, Hill and Associates, IslamOnline, Asia-Pacific Defense Forum, and ABS-CBN News Channel. Mr. Alibasa has a degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and has completed all academic units in the Masters in International Studies program of the Department of Political Science of the same university.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,468 hours
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  3. Joanna Suarez

    Joanna Suarez

    International Intellectual Property Attorney

    Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am an international intellectual property (IP) attorney with dual practice admissions to New York and the Philippines. Professionally, my core competencies include handling multi-jurisdictional IP non-contentious, contentious, enforcement and other IP matters, culled from my private practice experience in Hong Kong and in-house experience with Colgate-Palmolive Company in New York. At present, I am a Legal Consultant and Political Affairs Officers for the Philippine Congress where I advise on various legal and regulatory matters. As for my academics, I have a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and Masters of Laws (L.LM.) degrees in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University and in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in New York.

    $35.00 /hr
    483 hours
    0.00
  4. Susan Miller

    Susan Miller

    Administrative Professional

    United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 3

    If you are looking for a detail oriented professional- look no further. I have over 15 years of administrative expertise. Organization and attention to detail are my specialties. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 2010, spreadsheets, research and databases. I have a wide array of experience over the last 20 years BUT I will not apply for or accept work that I cannot or will not do, for your protection and mine!

    $8.33 /hr
    21 hours
    0.00
  5. Bradley Ryan

    Bradley Ryan

    Project Management | Business Plans | Financials | Consulting

    United States - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 8

    Strengths and Experience: I have been responsible for the development and growth of a number of businesses and managed projects within these businesses. I have produced financial models and business plans that assisted in securing investments >$500,000 in seed money for small businesses showing little to no revenue. I have managed projects of for start-up companies, political campaigns/fundraisers, educational consultancies and technology companies. I have consulted with businesses in developing alternate revenue sources and strategically planning pivots in business models. I'm happy to chat with you over Skype, Google Hangouts or via telephone if you are based in the United States. I am eager to work on many different types of projects of varying complexity.

    $35.00 /hr
    110 hours
    0.00
  6. Darwin Anhao

    Darwin Anhao

    Data Entry, Sourcing Expert, Web Research, Amazon Product Lister

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours ago

    I am a man with easy-to-learn habit/ability. I have excellent experience in web research, phone research, list building, message retrieving/submission, and mailings. I may be new to odesk.com with one ongoing project. I am sure, I will be available on part time and full time basis, you decide the time, and I am there with uninterrupted Internet connection.

    $4.44 /hr
    718 hours
    0.00
  7. Mark Shipowick

    Mark Shipowick

    Tax, business and immigration attorney.

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 1

    I began my career as a legal intern at Cunningham Swan in Kingston, Canada in 1989 then practiced under senior attorney Doran R. Henderson before founding the Shipowick law office in 1992. My practice included business, insurance, and mortgage litigation, criminal appeals and a variety of administrative tribunal work. In 1997 I transitioned to the Canadian federal government working as a business adviser and tax auditor for ten years for Canada’s IRS called the CRA – Canada Revenue Agency. My audits covered a range of domestic and international tax areas including business income, value added tax, capital gains, international stock option/securities transactions, foreign passive income laws, residency for tax purposes and migration rules. In July 2014 I was admitted to the NY state bar. I provide in-depth tax research and analysis of complex and perplexing tax issues. As a tax auditor I routinely relied on CCH's tax service, (Wolters Kluwer) in my view the leading tax service but of course the ultimate responsibility for correctly applying the law rests with counsel. On a personal note, I have an ongoing interest in constitutional law and first amendment freedoms, homeschooling, in education/agriculture integration, sustainable living, health, building, and innovations in transportation, for example, VTOL aircraft.

    $100.00 /hr
    6 hours
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  8. Yukiko S.

    Yukiko S.

    Attorney at Law

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago

    I am an attorney at law admitted to the bars in the states of Washington, Hawaii and American Samoa, a US Territory. I run with a partner a private law office in the south of Seattle, WA, USA. I obtained a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota, USA and Bachelor of Law from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. I'm interested in diversifying the sources of my income.

    $55.56 /hr
    1 hours
    0.00
  9. Matthew Thiesing

    Matthew Thiesing

    Experienced Attorney for research, doc. review, & trial support

    United States - Last active: 11/14/2014

    I am an experienced civil litigator with over a decade's experience in a wide variety of claims including business disputes, environmental and toxic tort claims, product liability, personal injury, and class actions. I am available to assist with short or long term projects including document review, research and writing, discovery, drafting, trial support, and depositions. I am licensed in South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kansas, and Missouri and am available to travel. I have represented corporations, individuals, and governmental agencies and provide high quality yet highly efficient legal services. Please visit my website at: www.tlfcharleston.com.

    $83.33 /hr
    20 hours
    0.00