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Matthew L.

Matthew L.

Quality Service- Low Prices

United States - Tests: 3

The Lenza Group specializes in small to medium business law and has attorneys who are admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. We have been extremely fortunate to work with a variety of wonderful clients and on various complex legal assignments. We have performed extensive work in the fields of corporate law, employment law, copyright law and trademark law. We have also represented numerous clients directly with their general legal issues. While we do not operate through E-lance as a law firm, we are a full service legal information/consulting company with a proven track record of sucess and results. Company founder Matthew Lenza has also been privileged to serve as an adjunct professor at St. John's University in the Legal Studies department. It is in this capacity that he has been able to master intricate concepts in various areas of law such as real estate, corporate law, wills and estates, employment law and many other fields.

$55.00 /hr
0 hours

Estelle Craemer

Estelle Craemer

Project Manager

South Africa - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am a young, motivated, goal driven individual who has recently completed my certification in project management. I am currently seeking opportunities in Project Management. My project management skills include: Project Management Framework, Strategic Project Management, Project Management for Development and Upliftment, Project Management Processes, Project Time Management, Project Human Resources, Project Cost Management, Project Procurement Management, Project Risk Management, Project Quality Management, Project Communications Management and Information Technology for Project Management with the main focus being Microsoft Office Project 2007.

$22.22 /hr
489 hours

James K.

James K.

Trial consultant/Paralegal

United States - Tests: 2

I have over thirty-five years experience in as an author, editor and consultant with particular expertise in psychology and the law. Litigation support services offered include assisting clients in all stages of litigation including trial preparation such as witness interviews, subpoena preparation, legal research (Fastcase, WestLaw, and Lexis-Nexis) and litigation strategy, drafting of legal documents (briefs, memorandum of law, pleadings, motion practice, discovery requests), exhibit preparation, client support and communication, preparation of direct/cross examination questions, voir dire questions and jury selection, second chair trial services, and post-conviction case analysis for appellate and/or collateral review. Experienced with State (New Jersey) and Federal (District Court, Circuit Court of Appeals) Court Rules, criminal and civil procedures as well as formatting required for submission of legal documents. I specialization in criminal matters and appeals, as well as civil litigation, especially malpractice and civil rights actions. I also provide forensic psychology support services including review/summary of relevant forensic literature based on case facts and theory of the case, preparation of forensic questions for potential experts based on thorough case analysis, forensic expert recruitment, analysis and critique of expert reports and testimony, preparation of direct cross-examination of experts, second chair services during expert's trial testimony including real-time access to relevant research, exhibit preparation. I also have three decades worth of experience writing, editing, and reviewing, technical, non-fiction, and fiction work. I’ve authored five books, over a dozen journal articles published in peer-refereed professional journals, and multiple book chapters. Previously, I have served as Editor for a nationally recognized professional journal. I am proficient with APA style, and with the Microsoft Office Suite.

$27.78 /hr
0 hours

Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Legal research, Article writing

United States - 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.

72% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
3 hours

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Legal Research and Writing

United States

I am excellent at researching information needed for cases. I am proficient in Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Lexis, JSTOR, HeinOnline and free resources; Google Scholar, FDsys,, Cornell Law, Justia, among others. I have completed pro bono work for the National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law (NCSTL); I found new cases for the database and wrote case descriptions including search terms to be used along with a free site that the case can be found. I have also completed Research and Writing I & II; I wrote a Memorandum and an Appellate Brief. I really enjoy researching and writing.

$12.00 /hr
27 hours

Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Licensed Attorney - Legal Research & Writing

Malawi - Tests: 1

I have a history of working under pressure, so my clients can expect a professional experience with plenty of communication and no hassle. Currently an expat living abroad, which means I have all the time needed to focus on your project. My goal is providing reasonable cost for extraordinary product. In my time as a freelance attorney, I have successfully completed research and writing projects encompassing trusts, bankruptcy, contracts, general civil issues and both state and federal criminal law. I have also written original content for criminal defense websites, and written terms of use, privacy policy, and non-disclosure agreements for emerging websites and businesses. Full time subscription to Lexis Advance as well as Lexis National Forms.

96% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
53 hours

Najla Omar

Najla Omar

Technical support representative and Legal Research


Enhance my career through a career opportunity related to my personal qualifications and skills. I have years of experience in technical support and customer service and can provide quick and accurate response to your needs. I have a high level of research skills which provide me first time resolution and problem resolving

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Aidana R.

Aidana R.

Contract Drafter, Agreement Review, Legal Research

United States - Tests: 8

I have been drafting legal contracts (Terms of service, privacy policy, terms of use, NDAs, contractor agreements, employment agreements, contractor agreements, as well as dispute letters of different kind) since 2012 under the supervision of an international contract attorney. Not only I have an extensive experience in legal research and contract drafting, I also have worked as an event organizer in Miami. I am computer savvy. I know MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Basecamp, Teamlab, Act-On as well as how to use social media websites. I am perfectly bilingual: English and Russian; I am learning Spanish and French. I am very curious person, so I am looking to further my knowledge on variety of subjects. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics. I am very dependable and detail-oriented. Clear communication is very important for the success of any project. I will communicate as clearly and efficiently as I can, and I would appreciate the same coming from you.

100% Job Success
$23.00 /hr
823 hours

Lila H.

Lila H.

Contracts, Corporate, Sports, Entertainment, IP

United States - Tests: 1

18 years of experience specializing in commercial contracts, corporate compliance, corporate formations, regulatory, risk management, sports law, entertainment law, internet law, oil and gas, energy, mergers/acquisitions, intellectual property assets and employment related matters. As former In House Counsel for a publicly traded company, I understand a wide variety of legal issues that may arise within your company. I am experienced in all stages of business development, from initial formation and entity selection through the selling of your business or acquisition of another company. My industry expertise includes business/corporate law, energy and natural resources, sports and entertainment law, employment law, intellectual property law and real estate law.

$110.00 /hr
48 hours

Jasmer Tomoling

Jasmer Tomoling Agency Contractor

CSR,Virtual Assistant, Admin Assistant, Data Entry

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Customer Service Representative, Phone Support, Executive Assistant, Virtual Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Email Management, Data Entry & Bookkeeping. I'm proud to say that those job titles were my craft in which I can work with dedication, passion, expertise and knowledge. I always keep in mind the relevance of my position in the company. Therefore, I always lay my expertise to make sure it will be beneficial for me and the company. My 5 star ratings and recommendation were the best proof of my proficiency.

Associated with: Jasmer Tomoling

97% Job Success
$7.00 /hr
1,922 hours