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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. Andrea R.

    Andrea R.

    Paralegal and writer fluent in English and Spanish

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago

    I am a Legal Studies BA graduate. I am currently employed as paralegal in an estate-planning, contracts and real estate law firm where legal research, writing memorandums, managing different software and drafting documents is part of my daily activities. I am computer-literate, fluent in Spanish and English and have worked translating legal documents, as well as creating presentations and reports.

    $28.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  2. Le bach P.

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    After graduating from UCSD with a bachelor of art in English Literature, I am now an SEO writer for Virtue Marketing where I write blog posts on various legal topics. I also write for a various other clients on freelance projects. I also specialize in writing business plans. I was also an editor for The Mesa Press, a bi-weekly newspaper, where I learned to work with reporters through out the editing process molding raw material into polished pieces fit for publishing. After two years of training, I learned how to organize and direct the newsroom and have acquired news reporting and writing techniques. My published articles have also been in The San Diego Asian Film Festival Newsletter, ESPRESSO, and Suite101. I have written a variety of articles ranging from features on music concerts, theater and film, as well as news and opinion. I also have experience in web site content and e-mail marketing material, as well as some knowledge of Search Engine Optimization.

    $22.00 /hr
    70 hours
    4.90
  3. Gagan Deep Mehta

    Gagan Deep Mehta

    Expert Lawyer - Contracts & Agreements, Legal Research, and Litigation

    India - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a qualified, licensed attorney, conversant with the laws and legal procedures applicable to various jurisdictions in the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada, having overall experience of over 24 years in both litigation and non-litigation work. My courtroom experience encompasses civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce and family law, real estate matters, intellectual property law, personal injury cases, employment disputes, probate and estate matters, arbitration, etc. The non-litigation work experience includes review and drafting of all sorts of agreements, contracts and business documents, as well as legal research. The strong drafting skills, coupled with the exceptional command I have over English language, and an eye for detail, make me a versatile legal services provider. All my services come with the promise of top-notch quality, focussed involvement and value for money.

    $33.33 /hr
    1,448 hours
    4.85
  4. Mary R.

    Mary R.

    Licensed Attorney and Legal Research and Writing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I am a licensed attorney (Iowa & Florida) with over ten years of legal research and writing experience, graduated in the top 10% of my law school class, was Captain of Drake University Law School’s National Moot Court Team, and earned my MBA while completing law school. I've been self-employed as a Freelance Law Clerk for the past six years. Prior to this position, I practiced healthcare and corporate law for two years in Florida. I left my law firm to accommodate my husband's career. I work with clients nationwide in a variety of practice areas, including: medical malpractice, personal injury, health care compliance, corporate transactional, ERISA, family law, bankruptcy, and general business litigation. I am also experienced at drafting and editing complex legal documents, such as pre-trial motions, supporting memoranda, client opinion letters, appellate briefs, and various transactional agreements. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working for the legal and compliance departments at a major national Professional Employer Organization – my primary responsibilities in this role are to review the PEO’s contracts and policies to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to modify the PEO’s contracts, policies, and agreements to bring them into compliance. I was also tasked with overhauling the PEO’s master service agreement – the agreement that is used with every PEO client – a project that required more than 50 hours of detailed and complex contract drafting. Please browse my website (http://www.lrw4attorneys.com) to learn more about my qualifications and experience.

    Groups: Blue Star Families

    $70.00 /hr
    458 hours
    4.91
  5. John K.

    John K. Agency Contractor

    All legal research/writing, and bankruptcy/debt protection

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

    Ivy League Graduate, legal writing/research; litigation services; bankruptcy prep; Degrees: J.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh Law School, 1971; B.A., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1967. Many years private practice, with extensive experience in research and writing all subjects, practice specialties in torts, employment discrimination lawsuits, bankruptcy, and protection from creditors. Experienced in academic test and course writing for law students and paralegal students. Wrote multiple choice questions for online prep courses for multi-state bar exam. Wrote and edited home study courses in business law, litigation, real estate, torts, criminal law, estates, paralegal practice, computer basics and other subjects. President and founder of U.S. LawDesk Services, ebooks and educational services for basic legal knowledge. Author of ebooks listed on Amazon Kindle. Experienced consulting/writing services for Masters and Doctorate students in non-science and non-math subjects.

    Associated with: LawDesk Services

    $30.00 /hr
    96 hours
    5.00
  6. Jerome Hutchinson

    Law graduate/Paralegal and freelance writer, exp. in legal research.

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 28

    Seeking legal research and/or writing contracts for Intellectual Property Attorneys, as well as, writing contracts for blogs and websites. As a recent law school graduate, I have over the last 3 years gained a significant amount of experience in preparing Bankruptcy Petitions, filing Copyrights and performing Patent and Trademark searches. In addition, I have more than 14 years experience teaching Legal English and Business Skills to speakers of English as a Second Language. My academic and teaching background is applicable to vast array of tasks, including but not limited to: Research and Report writing, writing course content, website content, proofreading and editing. My Legal training allows me to handle a vast array of outsourced legal tasks including but not limited to: Performing legal research, legal writing, document preparation and client intake.

    $7.78 /hr
    656 hours
    4.55
  7. Hristina A.

    Hristina A.

    Web Research and Data Entry expert

    Macedonia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a person that's providing consistently excellent quality of work. I am a fast learner , results-oriented, knowledgeable and reliable individual, willing to be trained and yet can be depended on to have a few ideas up my sleeve when and where needed. I come to the job with a professional, no-nonsense attitude and the assurance that I can deliver.I am also experienced being an expert in Web research, Data entry, SEO, SMM ... etc

    $5.99 /hr
    3,505 hours
    4.76
  8. Mika Itoh

    Mika Itoh

    Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

    China - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

    $15.00 /hr
    150 hours
    4.86
  9. Katharine Sherwood

    Katharine Sherwood

    Paralegal with Editing, Proofreading, & Transcription Experience

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

    I am an experienced paralegal offering legal support under the supervision of an attorney. I have worked as a litigation paralegal, family law paralegal, criminal law paralegal, and overseen office management in small firms. My training in office administration and client services has equipped me with a multitude of skills including; office management, business operations, and exemplary customer service. I possess an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program. I am available as little or as much as you like. My work ethic and attention to detail is unparalleled. I do have references should you require them. I am efficient and understand the confidential nature of the legal field. I am technically savvy and use that to my advantage by creating processes that make me more efficient and accurate. I can draft legal documents such as pleadings, discovery, wills, and deeds, as well as letters. I have extensive legal research experience, as well as e-discovery retrieval and document review. I understand the rules for ESI preservation and have experience creating ESI search terms, ESI preservation letters, and reviewing ESI. Examples of the jobs i'm suited for include: legal document preparation, document review, contract administration, e-filing, memo writing, brief writing, deposition summaries, litigation support, customer support, internet research and writing. Some of my administrative support skills include: email correspondence, transcription, interviewing clients, maintaining calendar, preparation of excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, drafting documents, hiring and managing job posts, and more!

    $18.00 /hr
    117 hours
    5.00
  10. Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Miss

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

    $5.56 /hr
    2,852 hours
    4.95