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  1. Devon Pack

    Devon Pack

    Juris Doctor/social media

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago

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

    $20.00 /hr
    696 hours
  2. Theresa D. Agency Contractor

    Lawyer & Legal Consultant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I worked for 8 years at a law firm based in Makati. My practice involved corporate law, litigation & government contracts. In 2008, I started working on odesk and have had the opportunity to work with clients from the UK, Canada, and the US, who were satisfied with my work quality and turn-around time. They were also kind enough to leave me positive feedback after our work has ended. Some of them, I still keep in touch with and still assist them from time to time. Please feel free to go over my profile and work history to see if I am a good candidate for the work that you require. I now work full time as Business Development Executive and Legal Counsel for a Philippine corporation. My business background and law practice complements my odesk tasks as I am able to continuously hone my legal skills and I am now able to contribute a business perspective to my odesk clients. When hiring an odesk lawyer, it might interest you to know that Philippine lawyers are post-graduates who passed bar exams patterned after the California & NY bar. Only about 20% pass the bar each year. Philippine law is also patterened after US & Spanish laws . We apply both common & civil law concepts & our legal language is English. Our method of instruction & practice, therefore, make us ideal candidates for the preparation of international standard legal documents. For individual odesk buyers or start-up companies I perform tasks on my own & work closely with them, paying particular attention to their budgets and deadlines. I also have an odesk provider company, Virtual Legal Services Group, which was created to cater to law firms abroad. VLSG is composed of RP lawyers from top schools, i.e., Ateneo & UP - schools which have produced the highest number of bar passers and top notchers in RP history. For firms based abroad looking into outsourcing workload, VLSG is poised to be of assistance. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Good luck in your business.

    Associated with: Virtual Legal Services Group

    $25.00 /hr
    905 hours
  3. Alison B.

    Alison B.

    Legal & General Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 07/08/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a former paralegal and skilled content writer who specializes in legal and general business topics. I have first-hand experience in several areas of law including bankruptcy, estate planning, family law, personal injury, mass torts, Social Security disability, workers' compensation, and general civil litigation.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Darwin Anhao

    Darwin Anhao

    Data Entry, Sourcing Expert, Web Research, Amazon Product Lister

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago

    I am a man with easy-to-learn habit/ability. I have excellent experience in web research, phone research, list building, message retrieving/submission, and mailings. I may be new to with one ongoing project. I am sure, I will be available on part time and full time basis, you decide the time, and I am there with uninterrupted Internet connection.

    $4.44 /hr
    924 hours
  5. Kim Dougherty

    Kim Dougherty

    Virtual Assistant/Word Processor/Customer Service

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago

    I have been in the legal field for over 20 years working in real estate doing collections and foreclosures for homeowner associations. I have recently started working from home and have a fully equipped home office. I can be available most hours in the week and even weekends if necessary. I currently type over 85 wpm and am familiar with all Microsoft ;rograms, WordPerfect, QuickBooks, etc.

    $22.00 /hr
    108 hours
  6. Rachel Green

    Rachel Green

    Freelance writer and journalist

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago

    With over three years' experience across a wide spectrum of fields and a Bachelor's Degree in English and Literature, I am your best bet for freelance writing at its best. I bring a diverse skillset blended perfectly with meticulous writing that is tailor made for every task. Research and article writing is what I do best. Hire me for great work. No delays, no excuses. I deliver!

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Kevin Doyle

    Kevin Doyle

    Licensed Attorney and Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1

    With ten years experience in research, writing, and copyediting, I am the ideal candidate to create engaging and professional content for your website, publication, or other work. Similarly, if you already have a written work, my copyediting skills will eliminate spelling, punctuation and grammar errors, wordiness, and other errors to leave you with a professional and succinct piece of content. I am a licensed attorney and have considerable experience in legal research and writing. In addition, I have extensive experience copyediting case decisions, procedural manuals, and other publications for the federal government. In addition to my years of legal writing, I have written features and news copy for newspaper and Internet publications. I am also a published academic writer. With two degrees in communications and a law degree, I am the best possible candidate to produce or perfect your content.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Rick Rivera

    Rick Rivera

    Corporate Attorney & Contracts

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago

    A licensed attorney in good standing in Florida since 2003. Received a Master of Laws in International Business Law in 2007. Worked overseas for 2.5 years at a law firm and a trademark registration agency. I have counseled numerous small businesses in matters ranging from incorporation to international transactions. Writing contracts and agreements is what I do and I do it well. Whatever your need, we can create a document that best serves you.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours