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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: 1 month 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: 2 days 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. Joseph Craig

    Joseph Craig

    Proficient Writer, Editor and an Expert in Legal Research

    Canada - Last active: 6 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
  4. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 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
  5. Kimberly S.

    Kimberly S.

    Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

    Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

    $33.33 /hr
    847 hours
    4.99
  6. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 8 hours 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
    1,325 hours
    5.00
  7. Michael Z.

    Michael Z.

    Legal Research Attorney

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a New York-barred attorney with extensive experience in legal research and writing, and experience writing a diverse array of different documents. I provide thorough, persuasive and concise legal writing which is meant to maximally serve the client's interests while striking the appropriate tone for the particular audience. I have experience drafting legal memoranda, appellate briefs, motions, and argumentative academic essays discussing legal issues. My background is in US federal and New York law, and I also have professional experience in immigration law and mortgage foreclosure defense law. I am also highly proficient in conducting legal research using legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, which I have independent access to. With over 412 hours logged on oDesk and a rating of 4.66, I have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality legal research, writing, and editing services.

    $21.11 /hr
    455 hours
    4.69
  8. Steve D.

    Steve D.

    Legal Research and Writing

    United States - Last active: 02/18/2013 - Tests: 2

    I am a law student who is available to conduct legal research and writing assignments on your behalf. I provide the attorneys with the following: -Research federal and state case law utilizing LexisNexis on any legal issue. -Copies of cases and statutes cited in support of the main issue. -Copies of Motions and Briefs similar to your client's situation. -Template Motions relevant to your client's situation. - Precedent in any specific jurisdiction. -Treatises on specific areas of law. -Locate legal authority to support an argument. -Analysis to assist you in forming your own opinion. Tell me what you're looking for, and I'll find it. Thanks for your consideration!

    $20.00 /hr
    78 hours
    5.00
  9. Gaurav Saxena

    Gaurav Saxena Agency Contractor

    Patent Research & Drafting,Contracts,TOS,Legal Research,Internet Law

    India - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I have rich experience in Patent research, Provisional patent application drafting, non-provisional patent application drafting, international law, contract drafting and revision, trademark, copyright, entertainment law, real estate law,legal research, business law, employment law, e-commerce law, terms of service, privacy policy, cyber law and information technology.

    Associated with: Excellent lawyers (international business law)

    $33.33 /hr
    179 hours
    4.93
  10. Musfiqur R.

    Musfiqur R.

    Mailing List Developer & Web Researcher

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

    6+ years of international experience in Mailing List Development & Web Research. Specialties:- Marketing/Sales Database Building, Email List Building, Lead & Contact List Building, Email Sourcing, Jigsaw/Data.com, Zoominfo, Rapportive, LinkedIn, Hoovers, SellHack, Data Mining, Web Research, Advanced Google Search, Email Verifying, Mailing List Verifying, Boolean Search, Google Maps, Google+, Yellowpages, Truelocal, Whitepages,Yelp, Manta +More... My Experience area listed below:- ========================== Email Sourcing Data Mining Google Spreadsheet/MS-Excel Database Building Contact List Building LinkedIn Searching Data Processing Targeted Contact Information Collecting Market Research Web Research Lead Generation My Email Verification Tools:- ====================== Rapportive FTL VerifyEmailAddress.org Email-checker.com etc.

    $3.33 /hr
    289 hours
    5.00