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Post your legal research project on Upwork and find professional legal researchers who can search through relevant sources of law, legislation and legal documentation to support your court case. These experienced assistants can search for patents and trademarks among legal research websites and databases; provide you with a different legal research methodology or law practice management software; and gather information about your case, from product history and origins to medical tests and sales statistics. You will also find intellectual property experts who can perform competitive research and determine whether patent, trademark, or copyright infringement has been committed against your company or website.

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. Joseph Piros

    Joseph Piros

    Senior Business Technology Consultant

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 7

    Graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with degree in Information Technology. I worked independently as a consultant for small and medium sized businesses. I streamline their work process using computer technologies. I specialize in network security, Database, and consumer relations. I run my own non-profit charity giving back to the deaf community. I work with the utmost professionalism, and provide 5 star service. Currently entering field of Law with the goal of passing the California Bar. I have a serious grasp of complicated concepts. My talents would be best used in a court room setting, and legal arguments support.

    $30.00 /hr
    3 hours
  2. Beatriz O.

    Beatriz O.

    United States - Last active: 09/05/2014

    Summary of Qualifications • Strong and diverse administrative background encompassing sales, customer service, public relations, teaching, and legal. Hold a long track record of dedication, dependability and loyalty to the company. • Results-oriented, with excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Proficient in writing, planning, developing and coordinating programs and support services. Able to function and perform a number of projects simultaneously while meeting aggressive deadlines. • Exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate with others and motivate them to perform at their best. Can see direction for a team and execute a plan of action. Prepare and present trainings and workshops. Establish positive rapport with clients and team members. • Consistently promoted to positions of increasing responsibilities.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Ronna D.

    Ronna D.

    Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.

    United States - Last active: 01/06/2012

    I am a family lawyer who does appeals for New York State. I've been an attorney for more than thirty-five years. I have a passion for writing and have written many articles on legal matters. My goals include finding a writing venue where I can enjoy writing legal articles about interesting subjects, which includes just about anything in law. I also have written many general content articles on a variety of subjects, including travel, music, relationships, parenting, cooking, events and holidays. I would like to continue writing articles on a variety of subjects.

    $45.00 /hr
    1 hours
  4. Philip Nicolosi

    Philip Nicolosi

    Internet, Business & Technology Lawyer

    United States - Last active: 04/13/2013 - Tests: 1

    I provide legal services to individuals and businesses exclusively in the areas of business law, commercial and real estate transactions and virtually all matters related to Internet law. I handle a variety of legal matters for small businesses and start-up ventures including business organization, employment matters, general contract review/negotiation, commercial transactions, corporate governance/regulatory issues and intellectual property matters including federal trademark registration. I also provide representation to numerous Internet-based businesses with matters including website & FTC legal compliance, advertising and marketing law compliance, website agreements including membership and SaaS agreements, domain name disputes and intellectual property matters. I currently serve as corporate council to a number of small to medium sized businesses, including numerous Internet based businesses.

    $155.00 /hr
    6 hours
  5. Ilya L.

    Ilya L.

    Legal advisor, english-russian,english-ukrainian translator

    Ukraine - Last active: 10/19/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am graduate of the Faculty of International Law of Institute of International Relations under Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. Native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. I have a certain resistance to stress and possess an analytical mind. Please see my resume for more details. Thank You for Your time and consideration.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Ernesto joseph G.

    Ernesto joseph G.

    Law Graduate, HR Practitioner, Writer & Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 11/05/2014 - Tests: 5

    Law Graduate (Philippine Law School) I have a degree in law with a strong grasp of legal principles, strong ethical sensibility, highly observant and strong investigative skills. Human Resources Practitioner and Labor Relations Expert I am adept in handling employee grievances, discipline and coaching. I have 15 + years of experience as HR Practitioner. I specialise in labor laws and negotiations. Researcher (University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy) I have a degree in Philosophy wherein research was part of the curriculum. I am naturally curious, open minded, persistent and innovative. Writer I love writing. I am fluent in English and use it as my primary mode of communication. I am very articulate and creative. I can write any article and any kind of story. Feature writing is my passion.

    $11.16 /hr
    3 hours
  7. Giulia Vignolo

    Giulia Vignolo

    Italian Lawyer (Avvocato) Attorney Legal advisor: IP, M&A, immigration

    Italy - Last active: 12/19/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am an Italian lawyer, fluent in English, French and Spanish. I have a double degree in Italy and France. My law firm counts now 15 lawyers with different specializations (trade law, trademarks and patents, contracts, international law, visas, arbitration, administrative law, civil law, industrial law, intellectual property and brands, media law and internet law). The law firm operate in Italy and Europe since 1982 and we are just opening to the freelance community in order to be able to sell our services all around the world. Our strength is a very high professionalism and the possibility of an overall support of your business. We have a big network including public administration contacts and different kind of companies and entrepreneurs. We provide legal advise and assistance and we help our international clients in deepening their network in Italy and Europe (we have partnerships with several law firms in Paris, London, Brussels, Budapest, Madrid and Varsavia). We have particularly good conditions for Chinese citizens wishing to move to Europe, in terms of visas.

    $66.67 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Moira Kulik

    Moira Kulik

    Expert Writer/Editor with Eight Years' Legal Experience

    United States - Last active: 08/29/2014 - Tests: 2

    My goal is to find a flexible freelance position or a series of freelance projects that make use of my extensive writing experience. I have excellent writing and grammar skills and I already have experience in managing a part-time writing job on top of a full-time work schedule. For the past 8 years, I have worked part-time as the Pleadings Editor for the LexisNexis Mealey's Group Report on Labor and Employment Law, a Reed Elsevier publication, while working full-time as an attorney. Initially, beginning in August 2006, I served as the only Research and Writing Specialist, which is an appellate attorney position, for the Federal Defender in the U.S. District of Delaware. There, I composed all briefs, motions, sentencing memoranda, and other written materials for the District Court, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court that were produced by my office. I moved on in February 2007 to a position as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the most prestigious public defender service in the country. I spent 5 and a half years there, handling thousands of criminal cases on behalf of the indigent at all levels of the Philadelphia criminal justice system, and 2 of my years were spent in the Major Trial Unit where I worked on complex felonies. A good deal of my work involved juvenile justice and mental health. I wrote extensively as a part of that job, and served as a member of the in-house continuing legal education faculty. From the Defender Association, I moved on to a practice in labor and ERISA law at Jennings Sigmond, P.C., where I represented labor unions and their members in state and federal court, at grievance arbitration, and before various state and local agencies. I also engaged in extensive civil litigation on behalf of ERISA-regulated employee benefit funds to protect union members' health and retirement benefits. The majority of my time at the firm was spent writing lengthy briefs, motions, and pleadings of all kinds. I graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2001 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Russian Language, and earned my J.D. at Temple University in 2006. I served as a teaching assistant to the director of Temple's legal research and writing department, one of the best in the country, for two years during law school, and won the prize for best paper in constitutional law at graduation. This fall, I will be pursuing a Master's in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Marsha Ostrer

    Marsha Ostrer

    Trainer, Curriculum Developer, Mediator, Lawyer

    United States - Last active: 01/16/2014 - Tests: 7

    I am the owner of Ostrer & Associates a conflict resolution training, mediation and consulting firm for the past 25 years. O&A has provided dispute resolution training and curriculum development services to a variety of American and International clients. I specializes in entering and defusing highly charged conflicts. I am also accomplished in creating and implementing customized, skills based training programs. (See for a list of clients.) My trainings and services have consistently exceeded consumer expectations as evidenced by her consistent trainings ratings of 4.6+ (out of 5) and testimonials from satisfied clients, See I am an Attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In that capacity, I have provided legal and transaction services to business owners and entrepreneurs as well as handling a variety of real estate transaction. I spent closed to 10 years as a federal prosecutor during which time I tried close to 100 cases with a 97% conviction record. I am the owner, creator and webmaster of the and websites. I also have excellent computer skills and experience. I am proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have used the three main portals: Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. I am also comfortable learning new programs as evidenced by the fact that I taught myself both HTML and CSS in order to create and design my two websites: You can read more about me at:

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Tyler Dahl

    Tyler Dahl

    Business Law, Contracts, International Law

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 1

    Tyler Q. Dahl offers quality, personalized freelance legal advice in the fields of Business/Corporate Law & Litigation, Contracts, International Law, Immigration, Estate Planning, and Family Law. Tyler Q. Dahl has successfully advised Limited Liability Companies, Non-Profit Corporations, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations regarding entity formation, tax, governance, and maintenance matters. Mr. Dahl has also participated in several business litigation cases in the State of California. Furthermore, Mr. Dahl is qualified to provide legal advice regarding international and foreign legal matters through his extensive international experiences in Spain, Uruguay, and Guatemala and is a fluent Spanish speaker.

    $75.00 /hr
    0 hours