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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. Rutchel C.

    Rutchel C. Agency Contractor

    Contract Management | Project Manager

    Philippines - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 9

    For 10 years, I help business owners and entrepreneurs draft, monitor and organize legal documents, organize existing and future projects, manage and build engaged, skilled and driven employee teams in order to have a smooth-sailing, organized, fully-protected and engaged business. I have 3 bachelor's degree, namely AB International Studies, Law and Real Estate Services. Prior to working with oDesk in 2008, I have worked with: - Non-Government Organizations - Local Law Firms - Government Institution And from 2008 to the present, I have worked as: - Project Manager and Coordinator - HR, Recruitment and Staffing Manager - Employee Relations Manager - Paralegal - Technical Researcher - Executive Virtual Assistant - All-around Super Star Aside from my experience and educational background, I possess diverse skills set that is highly beneficial to any kind of business. Furthermore, my business ethics include honesty, belief in one's self and abilities, great command of the English language, doing justice, under promise and over deliver, and never stop learning and acquiring new skills. During my free time, I love to read books, cook different cuisines, engage in handicrafts and spend time cleaning/organizing my things.

    Associated with: Overall Solution Providers

    $16.67 /hr
    1,797 hours
    4.48
  2. Chad R.

    Chad R. Agency Contractor

    Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.

    Associated with: Writing Nights

    $25.00 /hr
    392 hours
    4.97
  3. Arlene D.

    Arlene D. Agency Contractor

    Reliable,God-fearing, Honest,Hardworking,Sincere

    Philippines - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 19

    Time is gold i want all my time to be productive. I am willing to work long hours to achieve target. I am seeking opportunities that can help me earn extra income. Be fortunate enough to merit your acceptance and be able to apply my knowledge and skills. I can assure that all given project are being taken cared. .

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Tek-op, Inc. HR Agency

    $3.00 /hr
    11,576 hours
    4.98
  4. Amira Allawy

    Amira Allawy Agency Contractor

    Senior freelance Legal Translator & Consultant.

    Egypt - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 16

    ***Top Rated, Highly Recommended by UpWork*** Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/into ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web site Content, Apps. - General English (Various Documents). - Transcription with good accurate skills. - Web researcher in both languages (English&Arabic). - Legal writing of various contracts and agreements. Legal consulting & Advising. - Very careful to provide high-quality service. If you are looking for: • Someone who is keen on building her mind with the proper education and experience. • Someone who is familiar with creativity, innovation and talent. • Someone can work smoothly in a team and still retain her capability to work independently. • Someone who regards "work", "enjoyment" and "Devotion" as Synonyms. So, you have landed on the RIGHT place. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning to freelancers on UpWork: This overview is mine. I created on my own about myself. Kindly create your own overview and do not copy mine and paste it on your profile. Talk about yourself in you own way, about what you can do, because honesty is your best chance to get to the fullest. Happy working.

    Associated with: Pyramiza

    $27.78 /hr
    997 hours
    4.98
  5. Paula L

    Paula L

    Top-notch writer with many years experience as UK commercial lawyer

    Jamaica - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    UK legal professional. My goal is to help you grow your business and do the research or work that you do not want to do or cannot do. You can then concentrate on the things that you do enjoy doing and can do to develop your business. I currently write freelance and have provided my expertise for Justipedia.com, Academic Knowledge and Prospect Solution (Academic Solution LLC) as well as for law firms in the US, Canada and Australia. I work in a range of styles and formats, including academic papers, newsletters, annual reports, white papers, bulletins, articles and blogs. My specialty is demystifying complex topics for the layman or for business clients, making them clear and easy to understand. My academic qualifications include an upper second class LLB and an LLM in commercial law both from the University of London. I practiced as a commercial lawyer in London, England for many years. Currently I am based in Montego Bay, Jamaica. My past experience includes advising business leaders on all aspects of UK commercial law including company law, competition law, compliance, information technology, intellectual property, data protection, procurement, advertising and marketing. I have also recently been involved in assisting with US immigration matters drafting petition letters for sponsoring employers and referees from source material including resumes, job descriptions and web materials (O-1 visas). Previous employers include private law firms, the Financial Services Authority, an asset management company, a FTSE 250 company and a government Department. Examples of previous work can be provided if required.

    $77.78 /hr
    77 hours
    4.99
  6. Patricia M. A.

    Patricia M. A.

    Legal Researcher, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Administrative Support

    Philippines - Tests: 5

    Having work experience for a year in Legal Research and 3 years in Administrative Support such as preparing drafts/ correspondence, receiving calls, transmitting documents to other offices and scheduling appointments, I am well-equipped with the skills needed to provide you with satisfactory legal services. Moreover, I am proficient in computer applications as I have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering. I am expanding my horizon through work opportunities that would enhance my skills through paralegal, legal documentation and other legal-related jobs.

    $5.56 /hr
    351 hours
    4.47
  7. Alison L.

    Alison L.

    Writer, Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 6

    I am a native English speaker, educated in the United States, and have degrees in neuroscience, psychology, law and mental health studies. I am a practicing attorney and have a strong background in legal, medical and scientific research, as well as experience in academic and scholarly writing for national and international law reviews, journals and books. I have worked in writing, editing and proofreading for several years, working as a tutor for a writing program. I am skilled in editing and proofreading, and have an eye for detail. My writing is clear, concise and free of grammatical errors. Areas in which I am most comfortable writing, editing and proofreading are law, biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine and mental health issues and practice. However, I will competently work on documents on a wide range of subjects, even if it means doing a little research to improve my familiarity with common terms.

    $19.00 /hr
    34 hours
    4.99
  8. Devon Pack

    Devon Pack

    Juris Doctor/social media

    United States

    To find work in the legal field, preferably enabling me to take and pass the bar and receive full attorney accreditation.

    $20.00 /hr
    697 hours
    4.70