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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. Charlotte Key

    Charlotte Key

    Charlotte Key, Esq.

    United States - Last active: 01/07/2011 - Tests: 1

    I am a solo practitioner with a practice that focuses mostly on small business law. Before starting my own practice I worked for three years as a corporate and finance attorney for large firms in the Los Angeles and Dallas area. I have experience working with clients to form new business entities, advising clients regarding business transactions and handling any client needs that may arise in the course of their business. I am seeking opportunities to serve clients legal needs that may arise in the course of everyday business. I also have experience in finance, intellectual property and family law.

    $166.67 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  2. Isabel Chang

    Isabel Chang

    Certified Litigation Paralegal, Over 9 Yrs of Experience

    United States - Last active: 09/13/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a certified paralegal with seven years of litigation experience managing complex matters in high-pressure corporate environments; and the founder of Legal G. Sphinx, e-paralegal solutions, a company offering professional paralegal services in a virtual/cloud-based capacity. My legal competencies are as follows: • Advanced legal document production in MS Word at 100 WPM. • Ability to draft, edit, cite-check and finalize civil motions and related pleadings. • Research skills in LexisNexis/Westlaw/Shepard's Citation. • Ability to analyze and perform complex document review of voluminous e-discovery. • Ability to handle high-volume requests with Adobe Acrobat & OCR technology. • Multi-jurisdictional knowledge, skilled in electronic filings and docket retrievals (PACER/ECF). • Experienced in researching, retrieving and analyzing medical records; can draft/prepare medical chronologies for case development. • Can work independently to initiate and develop cases from drafting/preparing initial pleadings to assisting with motions practice. My professional value as summarized: • ABA-approved paralegal certification from the University of California, Los Angeles. • 10 years of legal office experience, encompassing 7 years as a certified paralegal in demanding, corporate litigation environments. • High-quality work product, sharp attention to detail as evidenced by enduring odesk contracts, feedback and repeat attorney clientele. • Excellence in analytic writing and graduate research. • Identity and information are Odesk.com verified. My LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/legalgsphinx My Website: www.legalgsphinx.com I look forward to working with you.

    $35.00 /hr
    266 hours
    5.00
  3. Trang Tran

    Trang Tran

    IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ VietnameseTax Researcher/

    Vietnam - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    5.00
  4. Daniel Johnsen

    Daniel Johnsen

    US Corporate Attorney with MBA

    United States - Last active: 05/25/2014 - Tests: 1

    I am an extremely adept legal writer and researcher, with over 4 years experience helping companies meet their legal needs. I am persistent in my work, very detail oriented, and I always keep your needs in mind. My additional background in Finance and International Business allows me to manage technical and complex tasks in many areas in which other attorneys are weak. I will not stop until the job is done to your satisfaction! I can help you with: - Legal drafting - including a wide variety of business contracts, corporate policy, employee handbooks, and legal briefs - Legal research - including researching case law, federal and state regulation, and international law - Document review - including e-discovery, contract review, and litigation support - Contract negotiation - Business analysis - Financial analysis

    $40.00 /hr
    353 hours
    5.00
  5. Yolanda H.

    Yolanda H.

    Former Attorney Contracts Specialist & Business Development Consultant

    United States - Last active: 10/30/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Legal Counsel Business Development Professional Paralegal Legal & Technical Writing General Web Design & Social Media Marketing As Business Development Consultant, locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities. Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments. Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals. Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.As Business Development Consultant, locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities. Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments. Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals. Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.

    $55.56 /hr
    42 hours
    5.00
  6. Timothy Wake

    Timothy Wake

    Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Crime, Family Law, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

    $55.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  7. Daniel Rosenbaum

    Daniel Rosenbaum

    Attorney at Law

    United States - Last active: 12/19/2014 - Tests: 3

    Member of the Illinois Bar and graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and DePaul University (B.A.) I have extensive experience in corporate law, securities and consumer law. I have filed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Operating Procedures, Securities, UCC documents, and tax preparation. Additionally, I have experience as a litigator in both the Family Court setting and the Criminal Court settings. I have a keen eye for detail, exceptional writing skills and can organize just about anything.

    $50.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.58
  8. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Last active: 09/08/2014 - Tests: 6

    I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    246 hours
    5.00
  9. Michael McCoy

    $100.00 /hr
    16 hours
    4.95