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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Aidana R.

    Aidana R.

    Contract Drafter, Agreement Review, Legal Research

    United States - Tests: 8

    I have been drafting legal contracts (Terms of service, privacy policy, terms of use, NDAs, contractor agreements, employment agreements, contractor agreements, as well as dispute letters of different kind) since 2012 under the supervision of an international contract attorney. Not only I have an extensive experience in legal research and contract drafting, I also have worked as an event organizer in Miami. I am computer savvy. I know MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Basecamp, Teamlab, Act-On as well as how to use social media websites. I am perfectly bilingual: English and Russian; I am learning Spanish and French. I am very curious person, so I am looking to further my knowledge on variety of subjects. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics. I am very dependable and detail-oriented. Clear communication is very important for the success of any project. I will communicate as clearly and efficiently as I can, and I would appreciate the same coming from you.

    $20.00 /hr
    816 hours
    4.87
  7. 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
    106 hours
    4.97
  8. Chris Pilling

    Chris Pilling

    Registered Patent Agent

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    My name is Chris Pilling, a former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent Office now a Patent Agent. I was in the system rejecting and approving patent applications, now I’m on the outside helping inventors like you. My goal is to help protect your idea at a reasonable cost. I have a passion for innovation. No matter what stage of the invention process you’re at I will help you succeed.

    $60.00 /hr
    60 hours
    5.00
  9. Carol K.

    Carol K.

    Accountant-Lawyer, Business Consultant

    United Arab Emirates

    A CPA-Lawyer with over 18 years of experience in accounting and law in the Philippines and in the UAE. Work areas include business consultancy and accounting and finance academic instruction, financial controllership, bookkeeping and audit. Legal exposure includes capital markets, regulatory compliance, contracts and corporate setups, legal research and advisory services. Education in accounting, finance, and law from the Philippines and the USA.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Joseph Craig

    Joseph Craig

    Proficient Writer, Editor and an Expert in Legal Research

    Canada - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelance copywriter who will take your idea and transform it into fresh, compelling content. Everything is written by me personally - so your content will be original, captivating and delivered on deadline. I am a native English speaker with a strong command in English literature and several years experience teaching grammar to adults from all over the world. I have a Bachelor of Laws(LLB) degree from University of Toronto, hence I can easily assist with any legal research work. I care about the details and will write your copy with perfect grammar and my own personal, creative touch. I have first-rate editing skills, a firm grasp of SEO and marketing principles, and can work under pressure. If you have the vision, I have the words for it!

    $16.67 /hr
    40 hours
    4.99