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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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Roy F.

Roy F.

Engr. Roy B. Flores

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I aim to earn by practicing my profession and sharing my intensive experience when it comes to computer networking. I have dealt with small office home office networking which deals with routers, range expanders, wireless access points and bridges. I also have been troubleshooting Internet connectivity, firewall issues, email client issues and other stuff that deals with Internet and networking. I can easily be trained with any technical matters pertaining to Electronics and Communications since I have been exposed to the concept and in depth understanding of Electronics and communications technology.

$3.50 /hr
19 hours

Tina AM Agency Contractor

Sharp Legal Minds- Attorneys with US,UK and Commonwealth experience

India - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

To provide high quality legal service at affordable cost. As one of my Clients said "You could be the Charles Schwab of Law and revolutionize the legal industry in America for the consumer"

Associated with: Accord Legal Services

$22.20 /hr
713 hours

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Senior California-Licensed Attorney & Experienced Marketing Executive

United States - Tests: 6

I practiced business litigation in California for 11 years. My practice areas included trade secret law, intellectual property, general business disputes, real estate disputes, construction issues (including OSHA and other regulatory matters) and labor & employment law. In order to grow my in-house business experience, I then accepted an executive marketing position with one of America's largest craft breweries, located in Oregon. In that role, I was able to help build that craft brand by roughly 25% annually in a market saturated with craft beer. I also learned the ins and outs of marketing from some of the same geniuses that built the Nike brand from the ground up. After five years in that position, I longed to return to the law and found a job with a small, niche firm outside of Portland, Oregon. This position started out as a 3-week temporary position I obtained through Upwork (then oDesk). It quickly turned into a full-time employment position and I am only leaving due to my supervising attorney's serious illness and inability to continue practice. In this position, I have been involved in all aspects of business litigation, including drafting of pleadings and motions, overall case strategy, discovery, mediation and assisting clients with internal investigations. All the while, I have maintained my license, business presence and client relationships in California. At this time, I am seeking to continue working in both fields -- hence my profile on I would be pleased to assist with any of the following: LEGAL WORK (California only for now, Oregon license pending): * Case analysis, strategy and recommendations. * Legal research and writing. * Initiation of litigation (when necessary), including drafting of a complaint or responsive pleading, full-service discovery, motion practice, hearings and all steps up to and including trial work. * Settlement negotiations and development of strategies that lead to settlement. * Mediation and arbitration. * Jury consulting: I have learned from some of the best jury consultants in the business and, in combining my legal and psychology degrees, can provide you with experienced consultations, strategy and feedback at a fraction of the cost of the "big guns" in the industry (many of whom charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for their services). * Document drafting, review and analysis. * Trade secret audits, non-disclosure agreements and (where appropriate) non-competition agreements. * Discovery preparation, review and analysis. * Extensive document review and analysis. * General business advising. * California bar number 202864; admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California. Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. MARKETING: * Comprehensive marketing plans. * Brand analysis, strategy and critique. * Product and packaging advise and strategy. * E-marketing solutions. * Understanding your target audience and marketing to them. * Market research, analysis and reporting. * General strategic advise and counseling (including providing direction to your in-house marketing team). [PLEASE NOTE: The above rate ($75/hour) pertains to legal work. My rate for marketing projects is negotiable, but typically falls anywhere between $56 - $66/hour, depending on the project.

$75.00 /hr
40 hours

Sarah Grafilo

Sarah Grafilo

Law student with legal and medical research experience.

Philippines - Tests: 6

I am currently enrolled as a law student here in the Philippines. I have done various medical researches for resident doctors, more specifically those who are specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I was an intern at the Supreme Court of the Philippines in the office of Justice Martin Villarama. I was a pre-school teacher at ACE Angels' Learning Center for eight years.

$3.00 /hr
90 hours

Frank A. Natoli, Esq.

Frank A. Natoli, Esq.

"Lighting The Way For Entrepreneurs!"

United States - Portfolio: 9

We are proud to announce that our firm was awarded the prestigious 2012 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access (Meritorious Recognition) given by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services at the ABA's Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, LA BUSINESS LAW & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERTISE is the home of Natoli-Lapin, LLC where we offer our suite of cost-effective, flat-rate legal services designed for the entrepreneur, small business and artist. *Featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal We speak PLAIN English and strive to maximize your budget without sacrificing work quality. I'm Frank A. Natoli, Esq. Whether it's drafting your agreements, planning your start-up or protecting your creative and business interests through trademark or copyright, we bring to bear years of legal, entrepreneurial and international business experience.

90% Job Success
$100.00 /hr
4 hours

Lisa K.

Lisa K.

Transcription, IT Support, Administrative Work

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will deliver very high quality work in a short period of time. You will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your administrative needs.

$16.67 /hr
17 hours

Man Yee Chin

Man Yee Chin

Legal Assistant

Malaysia - Tests: 5

Dear all, I'm Dolly and I have been in the legal field for almost 5 years. Having graduated from BPP Law School, London and University of Liverpool, and also worked in law firms for almost 5 years, I have developed skills in legal reasoning and problem analysis. I have also familiarized myself in legal drafting such as agreements, writs and official documents.

$15.00 /hr
12 hours