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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. Barrister Khan

    Barrister Khan

    Quick turn around time - Excellent legal grip !

    Pakistan - Portfolio: 1

    At Maklaw you are assured to be dispensed with quality advice from foreign qualified barristers at professional legal charges which are most competent within the legal practice. We specialize particularly in drafting agreements and contracts, vetting documents and providing effective solution to your legal outsourcing needs. We are an upcoming player in the legal process outsourcing and cater to a number of international clients.

    $22.00 /hr
    58 hours
    5.00
  2. Malia Hill

    Malia Hill

    Expert Writer, Researcher and Communications Pro

    United States

    Finally! A fast, professional writer and researcher who won't leave you second-guessing content or grammar. I have more than ten years of experience, in everything from academic essays to website content. I've even written and produced television ads! But my greatest skill lies in taking complex or difficult concepts and translating them for a general audience. (It must be the law degree--it gave me research know-how and a dislike for jargon and obfuscation.) The bottom line? I know how to write effectively and persuasively. I can provide research services that you can be confident in. And I can give you the quality work you're looking for at a great price.

    $16.00 /hr
    222 hours
    5.00
  3. Anjali S.

    Anjali S.

    Commercial Lawyer - Expert in Contract Mangement

    India - Portfolio: 5

    Anjali is a commercial lawyer with over 4 years of experience in providing end-to-end contract management services on sales as well as on procurement side. She has worked with organisations based in UK and USA with operations around the world and has been instrumental in drafting, negotiating and closing many mid to high stake deals. The various verticals of commercial transactions she has dealt with include professional services, technology related transactions and events and sponsorship arrangements. The agreements she has worked on include, without limitation, confidentiality agreements, supply agreements (MSA, SOW, work orders, etc,), professional services agreements, software license agreements, EULAs, events and meetings and sponsorship agreements. In addition, Anjali has also assisted many teams in setting up new processes for workflow, developing standard contracts and strategies for negotiation with their clients and vendors.

    $112.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Rebecca Staple

    Rebecca Staple

    Freelance Writer & Photographer

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    I am a detail-oriented and resourceful professional with over nine years of experience, dedicated to providing reliable services in a variety of different fields, from writing and editing to photography. Services include: Lifestyle photography, food photography, recipe development, digital image editing, and research. My writing experience is quite varied; but I am especially interested in projects covering travel, food, health, or nutrition. If you have a job involving any of these topics, I would especially love the opportunity and look forward to building an ongoing working relationship!

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Harit Mohan

    Harit Mohan Agency Contractor

    Patent Search Expert with 7+ Years Experience

    India - Tests: 1

    1. Landscape Services: 1.1 Patent Landscape 1.2 Patent/ IP Watch (Monthly Updates) 1.3 Portfolio Analysis 1.4 Competitive Intelligence 1.5 Non Patent Literature (NPL) Landscapes 1.6 White Space Analysis & more… 2. Prosecution Services: 2.1 Patentability 2.2 FTO/ Clearance (National, Regional & Global) 2.3 State of Art & more… 3. Litigation Services: 3.1 Validity/ Invalidity 3.2 Infringement Analysis 3.3 Claim Charts & more… 4. Specialized Services: 4.1 Chemical structure searches (Markush, Polymers, Reactions etc.) 4.2 Biosequence searches (Nucleic Acids, Peptides & Polypeptides) 4.3 Patent drafting 4.4 Patent illustrations 4.5 Clinical Trial searches 4.6 Customized data mining & more… 5. Database Knowledge: 5.1 LexisNexis® TotalPatent®, Thomson Innovation, PatBase, MicroPatent, Questel etc. 5.2 STN Databases (DGENE, PCTGEN, USGENE, CAPLUS, MARPAT, REGISTRY etc.) 5.3 EBSCO, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, PubMed, IEEE, Scopus etc.

    Associated with: Signicent Information Solutions LLP

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
    143 hours
    4.98
  9. Jessica B.

    Jessica B.

    Report writer, office manager, & legal research.

    United States - Portfolio: 3

    Strong background in writing media reports, press releases, team management, office/client promotions through advertisement, legal research, and legal translation. Dedicated and self-driven. Many years in online sales, reading and simplifying law, writing press releases, public relations, and office management. Educational back ground: BS in Criminal Justice Administration with a Minor in psychology Two year school for legal assistant (graduate with honors) Medical transcription school. A full resume is available upon request.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00