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  1. Jameson Uy

    Jameson Uy

    Lawyer

    Philippines - Last active: 09/24/2014 - Tests: 2

    An experienced legal researcher and legal writer. A degree holder in bachelor of laws and Legal Management. A practicing lawyer with expertise in Civil and Corporate Laws.

    $18.89 /hr
    18 hours
    0.00
  2. James K.

    James K.

    Trial consultant/Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 2

    I have over thirty-five years experience in as an author, editor and consultant with particular expertise in psychology and the law. Litigation support services offered include assisting clients in all stages of litigation including trial preparation such as witness interviews, subpoena preparation, legal research (Fastcase, WestLaw, and Lexis-Nexis) and litigation strategy, drafting of legal documents (briefs, memorandum of law, pleadings, motion practice, discovery requests), exhibit preparation, client support and communication, preparation of direct/cross examination questions, voir dire questions and jury selection, second chair trial services, and post-conviction case analysis for appellate and/or collateral review. Experienced with State (New Jersey) and Federal (District Court, Circuit Court of Appeals) Court Rules, criminal and civil procedures as well as formatting required for submission of legal documents. I specialization in criminal matters and appeals, as well as civil litigation, especially malpractice and civil rights actions. I also provide forensic psychology support services including review/summary of relevant forensic literature based on case facts and theory of the case, preparation of forensic questions for potential experts based on thorough case analysis, forensic expert recruitment, analysis and critique of expert reports and testimony, preparation of direct cross-examination of experts, second chair services during expert's trial testimony including real-time access to relevant research, exhibit preparation. I also have three decades worth of experience writing, editing, and reviewing, technical, non-fiction, and fiction work. I’ve authored five books, over a dozen journal articles published in peer-refereed professional journals, and multiple book chapters. Previously, I have served as Editor for a nationally recognized professional journal. I am proficient with APA style, and with the Microsoft Office Suite.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. May Macalanda

    May Macalanda

    Legal practitioner with expertise in maritime claims and legal writing

    Philippines - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1

    I have worked for a law firm with expertise on Maritime Claims cases for almost ten years. I have decided to resign from this line of work to focus on home based online job related to documents drafting and documents review. I can provide companies with the needed proficiency in writing, editing, and preparation of legal documents, including jurisprudence research when necessary. I also have experience in teaching profession having worked as a law professor for the subjects/courses Obligations, Contracts, Sales, Corporations and Partnerships, which may prove useful in documents review and drafting or even in counseling aspects. Apart from my experience as legal practitioner, I also have experience in radio broadcasting in a radio program catering to public service, in particular, giving out free legal advise on air.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. Luzvimi Entila

    Luzvimi Entila

    legal, technical, business writing, articles, proofreading, editing

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    Hi I am LUZVIMI VAFLOR ENTILA JR., a graduate of Bachelor of Arts major in English. Am too a graduate in Master of Public Administration. Had studies too in Master in General Education and in Doctor of Ministries, Alternative / Complementary Medicine and Human Resource Management. Been also a Government Student Scholar at the College of Law of the Mindanao State University in General Santos City, Philippines. Am a local journalist too writing in local and regional news papers in General Santos City and Mindanao region. Am an active Paralegal too at the Entila and Entila and Associate Law Firm, specifically assigned on documents writing and representations in varied quasi-judicial bodies.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  5. Mariam Harutyunyan

    Mariam Harutyunyan

    Contact law specialist/ Legal Research and Writing

    Armenia - Last active: 3 days ago - 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
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  6. Joseph Uhlmansiek

    Joseph Uhlmansiek

    Can do. Will do. Done.

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago

    My name is Joseph Charles Uhlmansiek. In October 2005 I graduated early from Edison Sr. High in Minneapolis, MN for the class of 2006. Upon completion of high school I traveled throughout the United States increasing my knowledge of cultural diversity and attaining higher levels of life experiences in the pursuit of my purpose. I started as a debt collector in January 2011 for Imperial Recovery Partners in Overland Park, KS. In total, I resolved over $500,000 of personal debt owed from consumers to all major banks within America. After this, I worked for Midwest Periodicals in Lenexa, KS to gain sales experience. Then, I decided to work as an Assistant Manager at Taco Bell/KFC for managerial experience in Bethany, MO. My career goals include: filming a worldwide youth documentary, authoring books, ministering to teenagers and joining ESPN as a sports analyst. Every day is new for me and the future is bright as I begin to pursue attainment of these goals through Elance.com.

    $13.33 /hr
    215 hours
    0.00
  7. Maria-Vittoria Carminati

    Maria-Vittoria Carminati

    Attorney & Counselor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    With years of experience as a litigator, I handle matters ranging from complex multi-jurisdictional disputes to high-stakes commercial and criminal matters, as well as legal research & writing, contract negotiation, contract management, and contract drafting. I am aggressive and tireless, but most importantly, I always fight smart. The end game is to give my clients resolutions that are achievable and that we can both live with. I communicate with my clients in a down-to-Earth style and strive to tell them how things are, even if it is not how they want them to be. Being an attorney and counselor gives me the strength and opportunity to fight for my clients while giving them realistic expectations for outcomes. That is what an ally does. Finally, I take the lawyer's creed "My Word Is My Bond" to heart. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I look forward to helping you.

    $472.22 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Cassandra M.

    Cassandra M.

    Ms

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

    I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies and Minor in Business Administration. I obtained an Associate's Degree as Paralegal from Harrisburg Area Community College. I have been working in Insurance for 30 years, but looking to start my career as Paralegal. I have good customer service skills either in person or on the telephone. I am proficient at Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Lexis Nexis and Westlaw. I am knowledgeable with Microsoft Access.

    $5.56 /hr
    3 hours
    0.00
  9. Mark Shipowick

    Mark Shipowick

    Tax, business and immigration attorney.

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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.

    $175.00 /hr
    6 hours
    0.00
  10. Marc Bueno

    Marc Bueno

    Experienced on law, accounting and clerical work

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

    I am a graduate of Accountancy from a Saint Louis University, Baguio City, and a student of Law fro, the same school, I employed as a Clerk at a National Government Agency for the past 6 years as a clerk. I am experienced with both the accounting and law fields, specially with the clerical side of things. I have knowledge on Microsoft excel, word, and other word processors. I am fluent in English, Tagalog, and the Ilocano dialect. I am organized, and willing to learn. I hope to be part of your team.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
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