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Kerry Hammon Garcia

Kerry Hammon Garcia

Litigation, Bankruptcy and Corporate Paralegal

United States - Tests: 2

I have an office I currently work out of in downtown San Jose, and have over ten years of experience working as a bankruptcy, corporate, real estate, and litigation paralegal. I am currently working approximately 15-20 hours a week as a contract bankruptcy paralegal, and would like an additional 15 to 20 hours a week of paralegal work from another law firm or legal department to supplement my income. During my career as a paralegal, I have successfully assisted attorneys with all stages of litigation, including but not limited to, case management, discovery, legal research, motions, trial preparation, and e-filing (Pacer). Due to my excellent writing ability, I was given numerous opportunities to draft briefs, motions and other legal documents. In addition, I was responsible for numerous research projects based on my superior research skills using Lexis. I have also worked on numerous bankruptcy cases, including preparing bankruptcy petitions and schedules, bankruptcy pleadings and other documents in relation to bankruptcy cases. For three years I also worked in corporate legal departments, assisting with compliance issues for domestic and international subsidiaries, and created a global corporate calendar. In addition, I am self-motivated, a fast learner, detail oriented, a team player, and produce high quality work. In short, your firm would not regret its decision to hire me.

$38.89 /hr
5 hours

Armi-anne frances L.

Armi-anne frances L.

Creative Writer


Over the past few years, was able to supervise the production of a coffee table book for travel around the Philippines and that which featured three (3) popular provinces in the said country. I was also able to work for various clients online as a ghostwriter, a web content writer, and a product marketing writier. I was also able to write informatives in the process. At present, I am a law student who is also a senior associate writer for the law school publication. Nevertheless, I am interested in a lot of things and I am flexible and adaptable when it comes to work.

$3.00 /hr
7 hours

Alison Mazoff

Alison Mazoff


Canada - Tests: 4

As a lawyer focused on Family and Criminal Defense Law with a developmental psychology background, strong analytical, writing and organizational skills were essential to my success. My ability to write interesting and easy to understand articles that express your firm's principles and personality will draw clients to your practice while helping them understand how to best use your services. My experience working with children with special needs allowed me to hone a whimsical writing style that engages and pleases children of all ages. It is my pleasure to provide you with writing that suits your needs. Please note that my rates vary according to the work required.

$30.00 /hr
4 hours

Lana Owens

Lana Owens Agency Contractor

Written Word / Research / Marketing Pro

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><b><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial">Objective</span></b></p><p> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial"><br />Throughout my career, I have been relied upon for my in-depth analysis, research, and writing skills, whether as a paralegal or developing marketing strategies. <br /><br />I seek professional experience in the field of strategic support, utilizing skills in research, communications, and marketing. Specifically, I would embrace opportunities to demonstrate my research prowess, writing talent, or consultative skills as an SEO and Social Media Strategist. <br /><br /><a href="">oDesk</a> Certified English Spelling (U.S. Version) Professional<br /><br /><a href="<a href=""><img">"><img</a> src="<a href=""></a>" alt="oDesk Certified Creative Writing Writer"/></a><br /></span></p>

Associated with: Brainstorm Creative Group

$13.33 /hr
80 hours

Amulya Dhal

Amulya Dhal Agency Contractor

Data Entry | Patent Searching & Analysis | Web research | Marketing

India - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

Expert Freelancer with good analytical skill. Expert in data mining, corporate email mining, web-search and analysis Expert in PPT (power point presentation) slides preparation and data entry. Expert in research and report preparation. Enjoy taking challenges and value to my commitment. I am a hard task master, value driven, enthusiastic , and lifetime learner. For Patent Searching and Analysis: • A skilled professional having more than 3 years experience in patentability search, invalidity search, infringement search, state-of-the-art search, IP discovery etc • Producing thorough and High Quality search results and Timeliness in delivery of search results. • Maintaining Confidentiality of disclosed matters. • Can work without supervision. • Successfully completed 'DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property' offered by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) • Patent search using various databases such as Thomson innovation, Orbit, Total Patent, Pantros IP, Freepatentsonline, Esp@cenet, WIPO, JPO, KPO, SIPO as well as other patent authority sites in the world etc. • Non-Patent literature Searching with Subscribed databases such as DIALOG, IEEE/ACM as well as other freely available databases in www such as Google scholar and other scientific/literature publishing sites.

Associated with: ipved

71% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
87 hours

Charity F.

Charity F. Agency Contractor

Researcher, Data-Entry, Lawyer, Administrative Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

Currently, I am working as an associate lawyer in a firm. I've been appearing in court hearings, writing pleadings/motions e.g. position papers and other legal documents such as contracts, affidavits,etc. I am good in research whether legal or non-legal topics. Back in college, I was trained in a prestigious university in political science research and in other related fields as well. I have experience in writing research papers, doing field work for a political science professor, receiving inbound calls as a technical service representative in a call center--troubleshooting phones, monitoring deliveries, and rendering legal service as a volunteer and as law student.

Associated with: Gideon Warriors

63% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
81 hours

Jemar Apada

Jemar Apada Agency Contractor

Legal Solutions, Academic Enhancements and Travel Concerns

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

Legal and Business Services at its Best!! Professional and Academic Qualifications Legal Field: LAWYER >Civil law, Tax law, International Law and other fields of legal studies >paralegal, legal editor, legal writer, legal researches and paperwork on applicable laws and jurisprudence or case laws Pre-law degree in Political Science and teacher education. Realm of Education >Professional and a licensed teacher >Technical writer and editor >English tutorials and translations. >Academic worksheets and materials creator. Computer Skills >Microsoft Office-doc/docx files, Excel, Power point, PDF conversions >Photo editor, logo and business card creator. >Knowledge and experience in Software and hardware troubleshooting If given the opportunity to work with you, expect the maximum satisfaction of both quality and quantity of work. Cheers and regards!

Associated with: One Synergy

82% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
78 hours

Raluca-elena I.

Raluca-elena I. Agency Contractor

Chief Marketing Officer

Romania - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Being an accomplished executive for an innovative and technology-savvy organization, I support small and medium-sized businesses, home office entrepreneurs, middle managers and professionals through avant-garde solutions which will guide them towards reaching their full market potential. Following a customized creative process, I provide Marketing Solutions enumerating Virtual Reality Solutions, Augmented Reality Applications, Social Media Strategies, viable tools for increasing product visibility and for strengthening brand awareness. In a nutshell, I represent the perfect combination of leadership skills, expertise, strategic & analytic thinking, creative abilities and passion.

Associated with: AYG Romania Agency

$22.22 /hr
178 hours

Derek Hawkins

Derek Hawkins Agency Contractor

Business Attorney/Writer

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

Derek is the founder of Hawkins Law Offices, LLC. He began his legal career as an investigative intern for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, NY. His practice is focused on providing counsel for start-ups, small business owners and entrepreneurs. His firm offers the following services: contract drafting and review, real estate transactions, business formation, and general business counsel. Derek's academic studies focused on business law and intellectual property. His published work can be found in Marquette's prestigious intellectual property law journal. Derek's practice has one goal, and that is to empower individuals who want to create and sustain successful businesses. One of Derek's passion's is writing, and in his spare time he writes blogs for several online companies touching on topics of business, finance, entrepreneurship, and legal matters.

Associated with: Hawkins Law Offices, LLC

91% Job Success
$100.00 /hr
341 hours

Niko paolo O.

Niko paolo O. Agency Contractor

Professional at Traffic Geyser, Data Entry, Web Researcher, VA, SEO

Philippines - Tests: 7

Looking for an opportunity where I can perform my knowledge, skills, and critical thinking as well as my drive to upgrade my self. Always striving for excellence and start to end transactions. Also have the capacity and experience to create a good communication to clients, deals, and transactions.Flexible all the and can manage projects with minimal or even with the absence of supervision once trained. I give high regards to professionalism to deliver the buyer's expected results in a timely manner.

Associated with: Ace Team Inc.

$3.33 /hr
1,157 hours