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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,, 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
27 hours

Benjamin Hasanagić

Benjamin Hasanagić

Data Entry Professional and Professional Transcriptionist

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tests: 3

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am currently completing my bachelor's degree in Law at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As an accomplished student I had an opportunity to work in both non-profit and private sector. I have one year of experience in coordinating the Association of High school Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My responsibilities included project coordination, organization of humanitarian events and communication with the respective donors. The work experience in the non-profit sector prove my best quality is being a team player. I am reliable and organized person always ready to meet the necessary requirements. I have studied English for many years; therefore, my speaking and writing skills in English language are on advanced level. I have knowledge of MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop. As data entry professional and transcriptionist I would make sure to efficiently communicate with any client, including both companies and individuals. I am a highly organized individual, and my skills include management, critical thinking and technical skills. Lastly, I am a very responsive and reliable person always motivated to provide the best results. Sincerely, Benjamin Hasanagic

$3.00 /hr
40 hours

Karina Khusainova

Karina Khusainova

Translator / Lawyer

Ukraine - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a young lawyer. I have experience in translating documents from English, German into Russian, Ukrainian and vice versa, from Bulgarian into Russian, Ukrainian, English. One of the main values I use in my life and work is Striving for Excellence.

$6.00 /hr
3 hours

Sandra Fernandes

Sandra Fernandes

Legal Assistant (Contract Law, Legal Research and Writing)

Portugal - Tests: 1

In the last 10 years, my work was developed in the Real Estate area: - Contract Drafting, - Contract review, - Drafting of complaints, Rent agreements, Leave and license agreement. - Legal writing - Legal and tax advice to companies and individuals. I also worked on legal aspects of human resources: - Labor contracts, - Processing salaries, compensation and taxes.

$7.22 /hr
0 hours

Mariam Harutyunyan

Mariam Harutyunyan

Contact law specialist/ Legal Research and Writing

Armenia - Tests: 3

An experienced legal researcher and legal writer. I took my masters degree in International Business Law in the University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3. An expert in Contract, Labor, and Company laws. My expertise includes: 1. Contract drafting 2. Legal research/writing 3. Contract review 4. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and User Agreement 5. Legal translation Legal work is my passion. Law is the field of study where I am good at. oDesk is one of the best avenues for me to maximize my potential as a legal writer. Satisfactory result with due regard to the best customer service experience of my clients is my ultimate goal. With my education, skills, and years of experience in legal writing, I believe I can be of great help to any client with efficiency and professionalism

$33.33 /hr
0 hours

Roman R.

Roman R.

Lawyer / Writer / (expert in legal writing and translations)


Extremely responsible, enthusiastic and always ready to go for an extra mile. 3 lingual (English, Ukrainian, Russian) INTERNATION lawyer. I have gained my vast international legal experience, working as an in-house lawyer in Moscow, Kiev, Montreal and Dubai. Qualified and admitted as an advocate in Moscow and Dubai. My spheres of expertise are: - - Contract law and Risk analyses - - Business entity foundation (SPC, LLC, JSC) including OFFSHORE - - Legal drafting (Contracts, MOA & AOA, memorandums, BOD decisions, minutes, policies and procedures, protocols, instructions, rules of conduct, etc.) - - Legal research and consultancy (proficient in explaining complicated legal jargon in simple words) - - Academic legal writing You may find my skills in journalism useful as well. I am a professional translator (English-Russian-Ukrainian). I personally consider WRITING, such as ESSAYS, ACADEMIC RESEARCHES, ARTICLES and blog writing, as my hobby. I won’t be mistaken if I say that my experience counts more than 15 years, as I have started to write from the school bench and never stopped. My sphere of expertise in TRANSLATION: - Economy - Mechanics and Technics - Environmental studies - Law My sphere of expertise in WRITING: - Social Studies - Academic researches - IT articles - Politics - Couching and Teaching - Relationships of any kind - Philosophy and Analytics

$8.89 /hr
42 hours

merissa lichtsztral

merissa lichtsztral

Legal research expert, translation, document review & content writing


I am a lawyer who has worked in family law, legal research and public policy analysis. I have significant experience drafting legal memos and background briefings. Have a legal file and need help conducting and compiling the research? I would be happy to do this and to organize it for you so that it is user friendly, concise and easy to find what you are looking for. I know what it is like to be in front of a judge and looking for an answer. I also have excellent translation skills from French to English, and from Hebrew to English.

$45.00 /hr
0 hours

Nichole Park

Nichole Park

Virtual Support Services- Legal/Real Estate/Professional Writing

United States - Tests: 1

Meet the "Jill" of all trades! Present me with a challenge and I will grant you with an outstanding job done! Real Estate agents in need of scheduling showings, filing forms, contracts, answering emails, and pulling credit reports. Contract writing, patents, trademarks, and copyright laws. International trade, transportation laws, dispatching, and marketing. Legal editing and proofreading, travel arrangements, event planning, and keeping things organized! I have a desire for knowledge and constantly want to sharpen my skills. Professional references are provided. *Please note Real Estate services are provided within Texas only

$22.10 /hr
0 hours

Christopher Asberry

Christopher Asberry

Juris Doctor - Legal Research & Writing - Graphic Design & Layout

United States - Portfolio: 17

I have a B.A. in Psychology where I focused on research and experimental psychology, and assisted multiple professors with their academic research. I have a Juris Doctor with a dual concentration in intellectual property and litigation. I have experience with Westlaw, Lexis, Fastcase, and Casemaker. I also have experience researching caselaw, editing judicial opinions, Bluebooking, and proofreading legal briefs. I am a co-founder of a small game development company where I am in charge of marketing and design. I create content marketing and native advertising campaigns across multiple social media platforms. I have years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite, in particular, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I have created numerous e-books and e-book cover art; logos; photo manipulation, and other visual content. If you need a detail oriented and professional freelancer to assist with your legal research or design project, contact me and we will get to work!

$20.00 /hr
0 hours