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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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  1. Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Nikolaos Anagnostakis

    Business & Legal Consultant - Independent Diplomat

    Greece - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7

    After many years working nine to five I decided to become a freelancer. My last job was in New York working for the United Nations. Creativity and imagination can not be deployed in an environment that follow rules and standard patterns. If you want to make difference, you have to fail and try again until you make it happen.

    $111.11 /hr
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  2. Sophie Tomlinson

    Sophie Tomlinson

    Ex-corporate lawyer, bilingual French/English, working from home

    France - Last active: 03/06/2014 - Tests: 2

    I have spent five years working as a corporate lawyer and therefore have excellent communication skills (both written and oral) as well as great attention to detail. I have good IT skills and am able to use MS Office applications. I am half French and fluent in the language, and able to assist with translations from French to English. I am looking to supplement my income with remote projects, either with discrete legal work, translation tasks, or in a virtual assistant role.

    $22.22 /hr
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  3. Mary Lokensgard

    Mary Lokensgard

    Independent writer and copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    As a writer and editor, I create focused, engaging, written communication. I am particularly skilled at making complicated subjects clear and understandable to readers, and at using advanced persuasive writing skills to convince readers to take action. My grammar, spelling, and punctuation are always correct, because technical errors detract from the intended message. I developed these skills as an attorney in private practice for over 15 years, and in my law school and undergraduate education. I am seeking opportunities to put my writing and editing skills to work in a variety of areas, including projects where my legal background is helpful. My law practice focused most recently on estate planning, elder law, and estate administration, and before that, on plaintiff's-side personal injury litigation and criminal defense work. In addition to daily work for clients, I published several articles in The Verdict, a magazine for members of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, served as faculty for continuing legal education seminars and created written materials for those seminars, and wrote informative articles for my firm's newsletter. While in law school, I served as an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. I was selected for membership on the Law Review through a writing competition judged by Law Review editors and law school faculty. As an Articles Editor, I evaluated articles submitted for consideration by academic and professional authors for quality as well as legal and academic importance, and copyedited articles accepted for publication to ensure clarity of written work, correct grammar and punctuation, and correct citation format. Finally, I worked as a radio advertising copywriter and producer in college, for AM/FM radio stations in my hometown.

    $40.00 /hr
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  4. Lionel H.

    Lionel H.

    French Business and legal professional

    France - Last active: 12/16/2013 - Tests: 10

    I graduated valedictorian from both ESSEC Business School with the Specialized Master in International Business Law & Management, and the Université de Strasbourg with a Master 2 in Business Law, and additionally hold a Master 2 in Taxation from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. From a professional point of view, I worked as a trainee analyst within the Financial Advisory department of Rothschild, and have worked among some of the best law firms in Paris, where I had the privilege to collaborate on a wide range of transactions (including shareholders agreement negotiations, private equity transactions or public companies acquisitions). I consider myself to be a highly-motivated individual with excellent analytical skills, who thrives in challenging environments and performs well under pressure. I pride myself on my practical, problem-solving skills and my ability to meet deadlines.

    $50.00 /hr
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  5. Marsha Ostrer

    Marsha Ostrer

    Trainer, Curriculum Developer, Mediator, Lawyer

    United States - Last active: 01/16/2014 - Tests: 7

    I am the owner of Ostrer & Associates a conflict resolution training, mediation and consulting firm for the past 25 years. O&A has provided dispute resolution training and curriculum development services to a variety of American and International clients. I specializes in entering and defusing highly charged conflicts. I am also accomplished in creating and implementing customized, skills based training programs. (See for a list of clients.) My trainings and services have consistently exceeded consumer expectations as evidenced by her consistent trainings ratings of 4.6+ (out of 5) and testimonials from satisfied clients, See I am an Attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In that capacity, I have provided legal and transaction services to business owners and entrepreneurs as well as handling a variety of real estate transaction. I spent closed to 10 years as a federal prosecutor during which time I tried close to 100 cases with a 97% conviction record. I am the owner, creator and webmaster of the and websites. I also have excellent computer skills and experience. I am proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have used the three main portals: Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. I am also comfortable learning new programs as evidenced by the fact that I taught myself both HTML and CSS in order to create and design my two websites: You can read more about me at:

    $55.56 /hr
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  6. Caragh Doyle

    Caragh Doyle

    Law graduate, Proofreader, Researcher and Writer. Marketing

    Ireland - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

    Proofreading: -Good at concentrating for long spells -Good communicator -Comfortable working with IT -Interested in the publishing industry -A scrupulous approach to detailed work -A high level of skill in written English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation -The motivation to work on my own, and to meet deadlines -An ability to stay focused throughout an entire document, which may be long and technical -Good judgement, to gauge which changes are necessary -An ability to work within the style of the author and publisher, rather than impose my own ideas -Good interpersonal skills, to build working relationships and contacts with potential clients -Confidence with computers Research, Writing & Marketing -Developed and integrated marketing campaigns -Liaising and networking with customers -Communicating with target audiences. -Managed the production of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers and newsletters -Writing and proof reading and arranging for the effective distribution of marketing materials -Data Entry -Building Client List -Article Writing and weekly blog updates

    $16.67 /hr
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  7. Ilya L.

    Ilya L.

    Legal advisor, english-russian,english-ukrainian translator

    Ukraine - Last active: 10/19/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am graduate of the Faculty of International Law of Institute of International Relations under Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. Native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. I have a certain resistance to stress and possess an analytical mind. Please see my resume for more details. Thank You for Your time and consideration.

    $10.00 /hr
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  8. Melissa J.

    Melissa J.

    Attorney (Kansas)

    United States - Last active: 08/03/2013 - Tests: 5

    I am a recent graduate of Washburn University School of Law. I hold a J.D. as well as a B.S. in Business Management. I am licensed to practice law in Kansas. My legal experience includes family law, criminal law, business, collection, and estate administration. I also have experience as a customer services representative, supervisor, legal intern, and a legal research assistant. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    $55.56 /hr
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  9. Jeffrey Fox

    Jeffrey Fox

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 04/20/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an experienced technical, content, legal and creative writer with a B.A.S. in Advertising Communications (University of Texas, Austin) and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence (South Texas College of Law, Houston). I am adept in many aspects of writing including editing, advocacy, web content, educational materials, instruction manuals, reference works, advertising, marketing, research and fact checking. I have 17 years of experience as a technical legal writer and analyst. Regarding my appellate brief writing work, I have earned over 34 victories. I produce educational material for attorneys. In short, I have the proven ability to distill hyper technical concepts into clear and concise terms. I have a deep understanding of technology. I have completed computer programming coursework at the University of Texas and implemented network infrastructure at law firms. On my free time, I build and troubleshoot computers and portable electronic devices.

    $24.44 /hr
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  10. Moira Kulik

    Moira Kulik

    Expert Writer/Editor with Eight Years' Legal Experience

    United States - Last active: 08/29/2014 - Tests: 2

    My goal is to find a flexible freelance position or a series of freelance projects that make use of my extensive writing experience. I have excellent writing and grammar skills and I already have experience in managing a part-time writing job on top of a full-time work schedule. For the past 8 years, I have worked part-time as the Pleadings Editor for the LexisNexis Mealey's Group Report on Labor and Employment Law, a Reed Elsevier publication, while working full-time as an attorney. Initially, beginning in August 2006, I served as the only Research and Writing Specialist, which is an appellate attorney position, for the Federal Defender in the U.S. District of Delaware. There, I composed all briefs, motions, sentencing memoranda, and other written materials for the District Court, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court that were produced by my office. I moved on in February 2007 to a position as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the most prestigious public defender service in the country. I spent 5 and a half years there, handling thousands of criminal cases on behalf of the indigent at all levels of the Philadelphia criminal justice system, and 2 of my years were spent in the Major Trial Unit where I worked on complex felonies. A good deal of my work involved juvenile justice and mental health. I wrote extensively as a part of that job, and served as a member of the in-house continuing legal education faculty. From the Defender Association, I moved on to a practice in labor and ERISA law at Jennings Sigmond, P.C., where I represented labor unions and their members in state and federal court, at grievance arbitration, and before various state and local agencies. I also engaged in extensive civil litigation on behalf of ERISA-regulated employee benefit funds to protect union members' health and retirement benefits. The majority of my time at the firm was spent writing lengthy briefs, motions, and pleadings of all kinds. I graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2001 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Russian Language, and earned my J.D. at Temple University in 2006. I served as a teaching assistant to the director of Temple's legal research and writing department, one of the best in the country, for two years during law school, and won the prize for best paper in constitutional law at graduation. This fall, I will be pursuing a Master's in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College.

    $38.89 /hr
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