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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. Aminul I.

    Aminul I.

    Web Researcher and Proofreader

    Bangladesh - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    I am more than 2 years experience in freelancer work.You can sincerely rely on me because I'm extremely attentive to your work. I have good skills in internet research, data entry, proofreading, editing, article writing and so on.I want to be available more than 30 hours per week in the above fields.

    $3.33 /hr
    334 hours
  2. Muhammad Umair

    Muhammad Umair

    Website Administrator(WP)/Research PRO

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    Do you run an online store/e-commerce? Do you have a website that need constant maintenance ? Do you own a blog? Do you need an Administrator for your Website? Do you need someone to launch campaigns for your Tshirts (teechip, viralstyle, teespring)? Are you looking for Research specialist? If your answer is yes for any of the above questions then move ahead. My Work Policy !! I do not keep more than 3 jobs in progress at a time. I do not promise for 24/7 communication but I can adjust according to your time zone and need. I will complete all committed work. I will ensure a positive experience with my work as I am a people person. My Education and Experience!! I have graduated from University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan in 2013. My professional carrier as a Developer started in 2013 but now my interest towards maintaining the Websites is more rather developing. As a Website Administrator/Maintainer I will maintain your Website with wide range of services on the basis of my previous experience. List of Websites/Platforms I love to maintain and experienced with 1)WordPress CMS 2)Magento 3)Bigcommerce 4)Shopify 5)OpenCart 6)Custom Websites like ERP, Management systems or Social Networks. My experience with WordPress. I have been a part of one of leading Software Company in Pakistan named as Synergy Web Technologies. I worked there as a WordPress developer with highly skilled developers. I customized few WordPress themes and convert few PSD s to WordPress. During my job in this company I learned much about WordPress and now I am in a position to take any challenging task regarding WP. I can maintain your WP site with following tasks 1) Add/Remove Theme 2) Add/Remove Pages 3) Add/remove Posts 4) Add/Remove Plugins 5) Add/Remove Gadgets 6) Add/Remove Images 7) Upload Products 8) Format contents as per design given 9) Articles Submission and much more. List of some popular plugins I am experienced with 1) WooCommerce 2) WP eCommerce 3) Page Builder 4) Revolution Slider 5) Visual Composer 6) Ninja Form, Gravity form etc 7) Google Map plugin 8) Yoast and few more. Similarly I have enough experience with products listing to Shopify and Bigcommerce. I have the abilities to understand the scope of the projects and can work with less supervision, I use to communicate regularly and efficiently with my clients because this is important to be on right track and achieve your goal easily. I know that honesty is very crucial in business. I am always sincere to my job and work with full attention. I am not only the time logger but use to struggle for what I am committed. My experience with Web Research I have hands on experience in Web Research because during my studies and job I came across with different critical situations and got myself out of them by researching their solutions on the internet. I can use the popular search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and few others to get my targeted data efficiently. Similarly along with search engines I have also experienced in different Directories like Manta, Yellow pages and White Pages etc. I am using Google Docs and MS office for more than 5 years. I have full grip over these tools. I have worked in Google Spread Sheets, MS excel, Word, Power point etc. I also have experience in Adobe PDF. I always use to deliver results with 100% accuracy within time. I know the importance of deadline for a task. I use to get start my tasks with complete plan and this is the key to successful ending of tasks.

    $4.67 /hr
    39 hours
  3. Audrey Howitt

    Audrey Howitt

    Writer, Researcher, licensed psychotherapist, voice teacher, lawyer

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 3

    I really enjoy research and writing. As an attorney, over the past twenty years I have honed my skills in that area. In the past year, I have begun to add creative writing skills and would like to continue in this area as well. My core skills lie within several divergent areas: I am an excellent researcher and writer. I am also a licensed psychotherapist and am well versed in technical areas within the psychology field. Finally, I am an excellent singer and voice teacher and am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

    $22.22 /hr
    11 hours
  4. Rio aiko I.

    Rio aiko I.

    Experienced Online English Tutor

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the past 7 years, teaching English as second language has become my passion. I have been teaching Conversation and Business English, online and man-to-man, to students who are mostly from Asia and the Middle East. Course plans are tailor-fit based on each Learner's unique goals in English. I hope that I be given the rare opportunity to work with our great clients here in Upwork.

    $5.00 /hr
    40 hours
  5. Wilton S.

    Wilton S.

    Experienced Attorney Researches And Writes For You

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Portfolio: 17

    Attorney with excellent credentials and 13 years of litigation experience in a wide variety of cases. I have distinguished myself in legal research and writing over the years, so if you need anything ranging from pleadings, motions, appellate briefs, opinion letters, contracts, or even wills, I can handle it. I also have published articles in legal journals, so I can handle academic writing as well. Also, I speak Spanish and can provide excellent translations for you, along with an affidavit of accuracy if necessary.

    $100.00 /hr
    120 hours
  6. Isaiah G.

    Isaiah G.

    Experienced Accountant CPA (K),Bsc BA,MBA.

    Kenya - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 13

    Hello, I am an experienced Accountant and a Business development consultant with vast accounting and finance background.Clients who have enjoyed my services on oDesk describe me as a hardworking and reliable contractor. Over the last ten years,I have worked in various organizations in different capacities and gained a lot of knowledge in office management.I have developed a range of skills that make me outstanding in my work.These include: time management;ability to work in a team across all cultures;good communication and excellent computer knowledge. I specialize on the following areas on oDesk: * Income statement preparation from Incomplete records. * Bank reconciliations * Accounts receivables and payable management. * Payroll and payment processing * Full bookkeeping services using Intuit Quick-books,Wave and Xero. * Academic and Web research * Data entry and analysis using Microsoft excel spreadsheets and SPSS I am easy to work with and flexible contractor who is looking for a long term, mutually beneficial working partnership. Regards Isaiah G.

    $10.00 /hr
    3,681 hours
  7. Anne lizeth V.

    Anne lizeth V.

    Legal Management Student, Public Speaker and a Wide Reader.

    Philippines - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Mabuhay! I am a full time student and on my third year. I have good communication skills and would happily make the most out of it here in oDesk. I have taken my writing and oral classes, including introduction to law, international law, statutory construction, obligations and contracts, property law and principles of marketing. I also enjoy creative writing and finished my first novel when I was 16. I can also take jobs on powerpoint presentation.

    $10.00 /hr
    20 hours
  8. Dewan Faisal

    Dewan Faisal

    Legal Counsel and Mediator

    Bangladesh - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

    I have the privilege to work with a Corporate Chamber based in Bangladesh and to deal with wide range of corporate legal issues including but not limited to drafting agreement and legal instrument, working for foreign investment in energy sector, working for project financing. In addition to that I am also acquainted with company law, laws on banking & financial institutions, securities Law, taxation laws and providing legal opinion on the aforesaid legal issues on regular basis. At the beginning of this year, I have had the opportunity to successfully complete a foreign financing deal, where two Bank of Srilanka and five Bank of Bangladesh in aggregate financed in a power project of 53 MW based in Nator, Bangladesh, and this deal has enhanced my expertise my knowledge and competency in the field of legal corporate. To facilitate on the aforesaid issues, usually I attend meeting with various clients including Japaneses, Chines, Spanish clients on regular basis. I believe hard work for my clients shall enhance my knowledge and shall also build good reputation, which will pays me off in near future.

    $10.00 /hr
    41 hours
  9. sara ruff

    sara ruff

    Excellent writer/researcher with law degree

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago

    Hello! My name is Sara Ruff. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law. I was editor-in-chief of the Charleston Law Review, a role which required the performance and supervision of extensive researching and editing tasks. I graduated law school summa cum laude, ranked second in my class. I am an excellent writer and editor and can research most any subject. I have written extensively for law journals and briefs for trial and appellate cases. I also have experience with SEO content and meta description drafting. I am extremely efficient, and I recognize the value of cost efficiency for my clients. I am available for short- or long-term projects. Please let me know if you have a project with which you think I may be able to help. You will not be disappointed with my work. Thank you!

    $30.00 /hr
    107 hours
  10. Michelle S.

    Michelle S.

    Real Estate Assistant/ VA Title Examiner / Web Researcher / Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a Title Examiner, a Data Analyst and a word processor for almost 5 years. I am proficient in analyzing the documents specially related in insuring property. To achieve the best quality of work to be delivered to satisfied clients. Hard-working and dedicated. Highly motivated, fast learner and a self-starter. To provide excellent customer service and aiming for quality administrative work. Able to work under pressure and with less supervision. I am also having experience in Web Research, Property Search and any type of data entry with excellent typing skills and accuracy.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,443 hours