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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. Michelle S.

    Michelle S.

    Virtual Assistant / Title examiner / Web Researcher / Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a Title Examiner, a Data Analyst and a word processor for almost 5 years. I am proficient in analyzing the documents specially related in insuring property. Currently, I am working with Jurds Real Estate as a Data Entry Staff. To achieve the best quality of work to be delivered to satisfied clients. Hard-working and dedicated. Highly motivated, fast learner and a self-starter. To provide excellent customer service and aiming for quality administrative work. Able to work under pressure and with less supervision. I am also having experience in Web Research, Property Search and any type of data entry with excellent typing skills and accuracy.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,077 hours
  2. Maria Rollet Guieb

    Maria Rollet Guieb

    Web Researcher - Data Entry Specialist - Layout Artist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Hi! I 'm an efficient freelancer. My objective is to seek for an opportunity to work as a Freelancer. I have been working behind the desk for almost 10 years, and I would like to venture into working for clients here on Odesk. My skills include transcriptionist, web researcher, data entry personnel. I 'am also proficient in Adobe Pagemaker and Adobe Photoshop. If I will be given the opportunity to work with you, my aim is to give and deliver the best that I can do.

    $5.00 /hr
    2,946 hours
  3. Gesta Gamo

    Gesta Gamo

    I write to INFORM and EMPOWER.

    Philippines - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    A Mass Communication graduate who is currently a third year Law student in the Philippines. I am very open to any workload that would enable me to pour out my writing skills. Writing articles or essays of any format and category is my field of expertise. I have a keen eye for detail and I make sure that I deliver error-free work. TYPING SPEED: 60 WPM COMPUTER SOFTWARE: *Microsoft Word *Microsoft Powerpoint *Microsoft Excel *Express Scribe (For Transcription Purposes) EXPERIENCE: *A news writer for the Philippine Information Agency- Negros Oriental Divison - Wrote news articles for this government agency which caters to informing the public about current activities and developments of the province. *A news reporter/writer for FilProducts CableTv Channel 6 News -Conducted field reporting on current events and developments around the university town of Dumaguete and the province as well. *Produced an hour-long documentary about the Task Force Kasaligan- a government agency tasked to the enforcement of lessening illegal drug cases. *Contributor of News Articles for two newspapers in the province: The Negros Chronicle and MetroPost. *Negros Chronicle- 2013 Contributed articles for the "Law Each Week" page which informs the public of legal terms and their rights as provided by law.

    $6.00 /hr
    253 hours
  4. Andrew Maines

    Andrew Maines

    Researcher and Inbound Marketer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    I have 15 years of research experience as a librarian with a focus on small business start up and patent & trademark searching. I also have 3 years of experience working with Social Media and Inbound Marketing (focusing on Facebook, Twitter and blogging) for a small local business and an mid-sized automotive aftermarket business with international sales. I have a dual Bachelors degree in American History and American Literature and a Masters Degree in Library Science. I have been published extensively in the "New York State Encyclopedia" (Syracuse University Press, 2005).

    $16.67 /hr
    600 hours
  5. Bernadette Teodoro

    Bernadette Teodoro

    Legal Consultant/Researcher/Web Content Analyst/Legal Secretary

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management at Bulacan State University. I had experienced working as a legal secretary on De La Rama Law Firm in Quezon City, Philippines. I have a very strong interest in pursuing a legal career. I am diligent, hard-working, career- centered and God- fearing. It is my goal to combine my ability to be compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent and efficient and I will make a positive contribution to the company that I would work for. Upon request, I am willing to send my resume for future reference.

    $3.33 /hr
    3,881 hours
  6. Jessica Hannan

    Jessica Hannan

    Content Writer/Creator with Administrative Assistant experience.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I am experienced in creating documents for professional settings, especially in small business businesses. As a former executive administrative assistant to a small business, I created all written documents as needed by the owner. Since the economy bottomed out and my former employer downsized, my job shifted to volunteer in the same capacity for the American Legion while still working for the same person. I recently interned for a local pedagogical journal where the work centered on researching and creating a report on digital author and copyrights. Additionally, I edited the static content and researched WordPress themes for the platform switch. As an English major with a History minor, research is a definite strength. Social media platforms and online communication remain a top priority in the digital age. Brand marketing and self-promotion are key on social media and building contacts is mandatory as a journalist. Reporting requires online research while maintaining use of content management system. If you would like to see my writing samples, please feel free to visit for my full portfolio. The link is:

    $21.00 /hr
    637 hours
  7. Thi Cam Nguyen

    Thi Cam Nguyen

    Vietnamese translator, Legal Clerk, Data entry specialist

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I am a graduate from the University of Law in Ho Chi Minh city. I am Vietnamese native speaker. My most latest experience has been as a Legal executive in Serenity Holding. Work on his position is mostly aimed on drafting contracts and documents in both Vietnamese and English, drafting bidding documents and contracts to construction companies. I have been also providing assistance and secretary work for our legal director that included business trips, organizing schedule, date entry work and interpreting during meetings with foreign partners. I have experience with English (with TOEIC certificate and for many years, I am communicating in English with my foreign friends from USA, Czech Republic, French, Philippines, … over the internet and during their visits.) I also have experience with office computing (Microsoft office), Photoscape, Photoshop, Windows Movie Maker, Proshow producer programs.

    $7.00 /hr
    275 hours
  8. Mervin Rene Salceda

    Mervin Rene Salceda

    Fast, Reliable, & Experienced Researcher & Data Entry Proffesional

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a freelancer, My main goal is providing my client a quick and accurate result of my task. As the time that I started my career here in Odesk, I have proven my worth, skills, capabilities, and knowledge to my clients. I do offer services with both guarantees and satisfactions. I am a hard worker, fast, reliable, resourceful, and expert researcher, provider, and data entry professional. I am also a well-rounded and open-minded individual. I am always open for any comments and suggestion regarding my work to increase my productivity. I am capable of adopting any changes. I also perform multitasking and can work with or without supervision.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,543 hours
  9. Hristina A.

    Hristina A.

    Web Research and Data Entry expert

    Macedonia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a person that's providing consistently excellent quality of work. I am a fast learner , results-oriented, knowledgeable and reliable individual, willing to be trained and yet can be depended on to have a few ideas up my sleeve when and where needed. I come to the job with a professional, no-nonsense attitude and the assurance that I can deliver.I am also experienced being an expert in Web research, Data entry, SEO, SMM ... etc

    $5.99 /hr
    3,252 hours
  10. Elizabeth Diaz

    Elizabeth Diaz

    Data entry, Web Research

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    I am very efficient worker. Open minded willing to be trained if necessary. Wide experience in computer (Microsoft, web searching,adobe pdf,Photoshop, etc) been working offline as SECRETARY/AGENT (tasks in and out of the products and sales,expenses of the company, sort the contacts and transaction of the clients) for how many years.Research/ gathering clients contacts information's on web. Advertise the product of the company online (websites).

    $3.33 /hr
    1,128 hours