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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. Sarah S.

    Sarah S.

    Legal research, Article writing

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - 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
  2. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - 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
    119 hours
    4.98
  3. Michael Hope

    Michael Hope Agency Contractor

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Legal Research/Contract Management/Manager

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 10

    FAST ACCURATE DRAFTING OF PERSONAL INJURY DEMAND LETTERS I specialize in the fast and accurate drafting of Personal Injury Demand Letters that effectively communicate the severity of your client’s injuries and property damages. The result is a demand letter that encourages fast case settlement. This Is What You And Your Client Get For Your Money! A review of your client’s medical records; A review of your client’s medical bills; A review of the accident report or other documentation of the incident; Legal research re: if law applicable to your case; The drafting of the Demand Letter (Exhibits must be provided by you and your client): The Demand Letter may include (at You and Your Client's request) discussion of: The Insurance Adjusters Contact Section; The Description of Collision Section; The Initial Symptoms Section; The Initial Treatment Section; The Substantive Treatment Section; The Causation Section; The Reasonableness of Treatment Section; The Economic Damages Section; The Long Term Effects of Diagnosed Injury Section; The Non Economic Damages Section; and The Demand Section (amount of the demand as determined by you and your client) Sections Are Added or Deleted Upon You Or Your Client's Request. The Demand Letters are/will be billed at a flat rate based on the amount of your client’s medical bills as follows: $150.00 for demands involving medical bills up to $20,000; $175.00 for medical bills between $20,001 and $50,000; and $200.00 for medical bills over $50,000. “COLLECT YOUR $JUDGMENT MONEY$ NOW!!!” IF JUDGMENT RECOVERY IF Judgment Recovery will use every method at our disposal to recover the full amount of the unpaid judgment plus any interest that has accrued since the judgment was issued, if you have a valid court awarded judgment of $1,000 or more. There is no up-front cost to you. There are no fees no hidden charges, only an agreement that a percentage of the judgment collected be paid as consignment. Ranked in top 25 Best Virtual Assistant for June and July 2009. Over 15 years of experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Legal Researcher. My strengths in the legal field are; attention to details, file management, research using databases such as Lexis Nexis and West Law, etc., analyzing, editing, and composing documents. And over 12 years providing services online as a Virtual Assistant. Over 16 years experience as a Private Detective and Operations Manager; Security and Loss Prevention. My strengths as a manager are in screening, recruiting, hiring, training, managing and maintaining a high level of employee production and performance while maintaining or exceeding a monthly corporate set P&L. Below please find a listing of some of the services that I provide: Legal Research and Writings Marketing Research Competitive Research Business Research General Research Prior Art Research Real Estate Research Draft and answers litigation (court) documents: Complaints Oppositions Requests Interrogatories Contracts and Agreements Independent Contractors Agreement Non-Disclosure Agreements Sales Rep Contracts Employment Agreements Distributor Agreements Confidentiality Agreements Technology Agreements Lease Agreements Warranty Deeds Grant Deeds Quit Claim Deeds MOU Divorce Documents Foreclosure litigation assistance Draft demand letters Customer Service Management Retail Merchant Credit Restoration Judgment Recovery Inside Sales/Customer Support Sales Processing Quality assurance calls Personal Assistant Document Conversion (PDF to Word) (Word to PDF) Title Act Review & Summary Just to name a few! Computer skills in Windows 5/98/2000/XP/Vista, Internet, Needles, ProLaw, Abacus, Microsoft Office, Corel 8, CRM, PDF to Word Conversion, Lexis Nexis, West Law, LexisOne, Claris Works, Word-Perfect and other software applications. PROFESSIONAL REMOTE SERVICE SPECIALIST My profile and portfolio is available for your review at: http://www.odesk.com/users/~~a4aaa16cdacc32d3

    Associated with: Information Finders

    $20.00 /hr
    1,962 hours
    4.84
  4. Giulianna K.

    Giulianna K.

    Legal Researcher, Writer & Social Media Specialist

    Australia - Last active: 8 days ago

    I hold a bachelor degree in media, specialising in writing and social media. I am also in my final year of my law degree. My past work experience has ranged from retail banking to publicity and public relations for national events. I pride myself on my ability to communicate powerful messages that sell products and services to clients. I am a thorough legal researcher with the ability to translate 'legalese' into easy to understand english. I also specialise in all social media, ranging from Facebook and Twitter to Wordpress.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Harit Mohan

    Harit Mohan Agency Contractor

    Patent Search Expert with 7+ Years Experience

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - 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. Joseph Craig

    Joseph Craig

    Proficient Writer, Editor and an Expert in Legal Research

    Canada - Last active: 7 days ago - 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
    25 hours
    4.99
  7. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    931 hours
    4.98
  8. Catherine Manjeron

    Catherine Manjeron

    Administrative Support Freelance Provider

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    Looking for a position where my skills in the areas of administration and customer service can be of assistance. I am a graduate of a four year course with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I have developed a wide range of writing term / thesis papers and some articles using MS Word. I am proficient towards variety of software including MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word. I have been good with technologies both hardware and software peripheral based on my working experience and is still expecting to learn more about the said field. Various job experiences includes Virtual Assistance (VA), web research, copy and paste, website data entry, database, Microsoft Office, typing speed of 40wpm, and email handling.

    $3.33 /hr
    6,143 hours
    4.96
  9. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a 25 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

    $16.67 /hr
    84 hours
    5.00
  10. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

    $8.89 /hr
    1,332 hours
    5.00