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Post your legal research project on Upwork and find professional legal researchers who can search through relevant sources of law, legislation and legal documentation to support your court case. These experienced assistants can search for patents and trademarks among legal research websites and databases; provide you with a different legal research methodology or law practice management software; and gather information about your case, from product history and origins to medical tests and sales statistics. You will also find intellectual property experts who can perform competitive research and determine whether patent, trademark, or copyright infringement has been committed against your company or website.

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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Legal research Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.69.

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  1. Tammi W.

    Tammi W.

    Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    I have worked in various career fields and flourished in are logistics, internal auditing/inspection, education, taxes, military/civilian notary, victim advocate and military legal field. My experience is enormous and includes security/security bid contracts, sub-contractor agreements, will and testaments, powers of attorney, sworn statements, marital separation agreements, passport applications, graphs, charts and power point slide presentation. I have a vast amount of human resources skills that include U.S. and German payroll, personnel actions, equal employment opportunity, veteran programs/benefits/rights, online resumes and internal/external policy writing, all government regulatory guidance research and adherence. I have a strong administrative background with twelve years of writing, editing, fromating and creatiive writing. My work experience stems from serving in four military branches, honorably and as a government civilian overseas.

    $16.67 /hr
    116 hours
    4.92
  2. Lea B.

    Lea B.

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Legal Researcher/Executive Assistant

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have worked primarily as an assistant for over eight years, most of those years as a legal assistant, and I would love the opportunity to provide my outstanding skills and services to companies on a virtual platform. I have an abundance of experience creating Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets. I have spent countless hours answering telephones, sending and responding to emails, overseeing schedules, contacting clients, managing extensive files, researching a multitude of topics, creating documents, and tending to the daily professional responsibilities of those I have worked for. My multitasking and time management skills are matched by no other. I am extremely conscious of deadlines. I am a team player but can also work well independently with little instruction. I know how to form excellent relationships with clients and take joy in knowing that clients can always count on me to be there when they need assistance. I am exceptionally organized and extremely detail-oriented. I can master any and all tasks given to me. I have superb communication skills and am fluent in both spoken and written English. I am honest, trustworthy and reliable. I understand the importance of time sensitive material and will handle all confidential information with the utmost integrity. My skills and experience would be nothing but an asset to a company. I look forward to being able to prove that!

    $24.00 /hr
    1,662 hours
    4.85
  3. Aurobinda Panda

    Aurobinda Panda

    IP Attorney - Expert in Trademark | Patents | Copyright | DMCA Notice

    India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Over last 3 year I have successfully work on 100 of Odesk Contracts for more than 2000 hours. We have a team of IP professionals and attorneys with excellent knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law mainly Trademark, Patents, Copyright, DMCA Takedown Notice, Legal Research, I am Managing Partner of Lex Protector International Law Office and also expert in Trademark and Patent. I have done my specialization in Intellectual Property Law from University of South Africa, which is one of the most premier institutions of the world. I have handled several Patent, Copyright and Trademark related issues successfully for our clients around the world and intend to expand my abilities even further. Our Law firm is also recognized as "Startup of the Year 2014 in Intellectual Property" by Silicon India Magazine which is published in USA and India. (More information - http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine-articles-in/Lex_Protector_Offering_Undisputed_IP_Services-FJIF582304527.html ) Also recognized as "Startups to Watch in 2015" by CIO Review Magazine.(More Information - http://www.cioreview.in/magazine/Lex-Protector-Enabling-Enterprises-with-Various-Intellectual-Property-Services-GBIO783533570.html) (Your can visit our Lex Protector Firm Website at http://www.lexprotector.com)

    $18.89 /hr
    2,357 hours
    4.97
  4. Mayla S.

    Mayla S.

    Experienced Personal/Virtual Assistant, Transcriptionist, etc.

    Philippines - Last active: 5 hours ago - Tests: 11

    I have developed quite a lot of skills since graduating from College. I have studied and learn to type fast. My typing speed is now averaging 45wpm. I also studied transcription and has a strong background on medical terminologies. I'm very meticulous, hardworking, goal-oriented and time conscious. I like to finish work on time. Also, I would like to learn new things and won't limit preferences based on my experiences. Employers won't be disappointed when hiring me because I deliver what is needed. Thanks!

    $11.11 /hr
    4,698 hours
    4.97
  5. Catherine Manjeron

    Catherine Manjeron

    Administrative Support Freelance Provider

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
    6,041 hours
    4.97
  6. Jun R.

    Jun R.

    top 5% oDesk contractor award for 2013, expert researcher, paralegal,

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Delivering finished projects with excellent quality, always on time and at a very reasonable rate. With extensive work experience in insurance casualty adjustment, administration, experienced paralegal, property & project management, procurement & materials management, recruitment & personnel administration, liaison & coordination, data encoding, proofreading, accounting, very good negotiation and excellent research skills. Prospective clients will find that my skills compliment each other. I can also assist clients/investors who want to locate and open their business here in the Philippines by processing their business registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), local government units (LGUs) and other government entities such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Pag IBIG Fund, etc. Can assist in the registration of trademark or patent applications with the Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPO), and process passport applications with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), can draft and prepare legal contracts and documents, and a host of other services for investors wanting to promote their business in the Philippines.

    $11.11 /hr
    6,833 hours
    4.80
  7. Gideon A.

    Gideon A.

    Israel - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a well-organized and highly motivated professional. Innovative Leader with 5 years of solid work experience including legal search, database management, data entry and web scraping. I have multiple online business skills including data entry/document processing and transcription, through to expertise in internet research. I specialize in legal research, compliance and data verification. I am detail oriented and possess several years experience as a manager of outsourcing teams dealing with both customer service and legal research, my particular responsibility being quality assurance. ● Specialize in data extraction from web sites.. ● Proficient in all Microsoft software packages. ● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. ● Strong decision making and problem solving skills. ● Able to prioritize tasks and workload in order of importance. ● Provide quality assurance and control of research data. ● Expert in legal research, compliance, and data verification.

    $12.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  8. Simone Samuels

    Simone Samuels

    Canadian Law Grad, Blogger, Food Writer

    Canada - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am a highly talented law school graduate looking to be hired. I am interested in working for you as I feel my skills and experience is what you are looking for. I have great skills and experience in legal research, legal writing, and blogging about food, health, nutrition, and lifestyle. I also have strong skills in French. I am confident that my qualifications and education will suit your project. I am ready to start work for you now. You can visit my blog at www.lifeafteroxtail.com, www.theRichest.com and http://lawiscool.com/tag/simone-samuels/ for examples of my posts. You can also visit http://about.me/simone.samuels for more information about me.

    $22.22 /hr
    13 hours
    4.98
  9. Debashis M.

    Debashis M.

    Wordpress Expert, HTML/CSS, SEO & Logo Design

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 19

    Over the last 6 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using Wordpress, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, and CSS including sites for start-up companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development such that the values, the aim and objectives of the company are reflected in every bit of the design along with the selection of words and content showing the company or projects adaptability, competence, flexibility and creative ability. And I develop solutions using latest web-based technologies while providing tailor-made internet consulting with creativity and innovative approach. My strength is my openness, constant and regular contact follow-up with clients and the willingness to learn. I believe in providing the latest and best of the technology to my clients.

    $7.78 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00
  10. Rex Magnanao

    Rex Magnanao

    Excel Expert, Data Entry/Mining, Encoding, Web Research, CRM,VA

    Philippines - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3

    In my 10 years of experience working in a Data Processing Company, I believe I can tackle any work related to Excel, Data Entry, Data/Web Research and other office related work. My objective is to share my capabilities and abilities to work in other field and expand my knowledge in the other areas of work. Provide my services to my clients/employers with an assurance of giving them a 100% quality satisfaction. Work Experiences: -CRM/Online CRM -Citation Specialist -MS Office (Excel Expert) -Data Entry and Data Encoding/Typing -Data/Web/Internet Research -Email Handling and Chat Support -Ad Posting -Virtual Assistant and other office related task -Profiler/Backlinker

    $3.00 /hr
    4,261 hours
    4.89