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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. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Patent Drafting, patent Search, Patent filing, Aerospace Engineering

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Registered Patent Attorney having experience pertaining to filing of patent applications, advice to clients regarding examination reports, drafting of oppositions, other general correspondences related to Business plan, Business Development, Patent and Design Registrations and attending hearings. Responsible for searching and analyzing scientific and technical documents/papers including previously published patent documents (articles/journals/gazettes) to assess the novelty of the invention. Areas of expertise; Mechanical House-ware inventions and Consumer electronics Electronics and Electrical Nanotechnology Software and Internet Technology Mobile and Wireless Technology

    $15.00 /hr
    119 hours
    4.63
  2. Abdul Wahab

    Abdul Wahab

    Expert in Criminal Attorney & Legal Advisor

    Bangladesh - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    " TOP 10% Upwork Freelancer " Date of enrollment as an Advocate since 04/16/1990 practicing as a Criminal Defense Attorney & Government Council for 23+ years at the Judge Court, District & Session Court , Judicial Magistrates Court, Lakshmipur, Bangladesh. Committed to be successful in the professional life providing the best services to obtain the satisfaction of your & my worldwide recognition. Experienced for 27+ years in Project Management, Recruitment/ Hiring Management, Talent/ Candidate Sourcing, Web Researching ( Curriculum Research ,Engineering Research ,Medical /Healthcare Research ,Finance Research ,Sales & Marketing Research, Human Resources and Administration, Talent/ Candidate Research ,Online Research ,Boolean Strings ,Advanced internet research tools ,Social Networks Research (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ etc...) ,Professional Network Research ( Linkedin, Viadeo, Xing, Biznik, EFactor, Monster etc...) , Quality assurance, Database developing with required information, Legal Justice requirement , Local & International Applied Law etc. by online marketplaces. Available all day long on Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger to respond you at anytime to inform you the progression of your project & for regular communication.

    Groups: BigCommerce

    $13.33 /hr
    1,913 hours
    5.00
  3. Tammi W.

    Tammi W.

    Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    I have worked in various career fields and flourished in are logistics, internal auditing/inspection, education, taxes, military/civilian notary, victim advocate and military legal field. My experience is enormous and includes security/security bid contracts, sub-contractor agreements, will and testaments, powers of attorney, sworn statements, marital separation agreements, passport applications, graphs, charts and power point slide presentation. I have a vast amount of human resources skills that include U.S. and German payroll, personnel actions, equal employment opportunity, veteran programs/benefits/rights, online resumes and internal/external policy writing, all government regulatory guidance research and adherence. I have a strong administrative background with twelve years of writing, editing, fromating and creatiive writing. My work experience stems from serving in four military branches, honorably and as a government civilian overseas.

    $16.67 /hr
    116 hours
    4.92
  4. Mary Wiggenhorn

    Mary Wiggenhorn

    Paralegal/ Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    I have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, honed over almost 22 years as a paralegal. I have edited briefs going to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to lower courts, both federal and state. I have drafted and responded to hundred of discovery requests over the years. As an Upwork contractor, I have proofread legal documents, websites, student theses, medical/psychological reports and a variety of other documents. I have also written, proofed and edited a corporate in-house publication. I have written website articles on various aspects of the law and drafted many pleadings. I am experienced in medical summaries and medical chronologies and am knowledgeable in medical vocabulary and technology. I am a native English speaker, with a BA in French literature and a minor in English.

    $25.00 /hr
    600 hours
    4.76
  5. Yvonne H.

    Yvonne H.

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I specialize in writing and proofreading legal documents and pleadings. Recently, I have been drafting and reviewing corporate documents and contracts on a daily basis. However, I am willing to take proofreading jobs involving non-legal documents and articles. I have a J.D. in Law from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, and a B.A. in English and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware.

    $138.89 /hr
    142 hours
    4.75
  6. Lea B.

    Lea B.

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Legal Researcher/Executive Assistant

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have worked primarily as an assistant for over eight years, most of those years as a legal assistant, and I would love the opportunity to provide my outstanding skills and services to companies on a virtual platform. I have an abundance of experience creating Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets. I have spent countless hours answering telephones, sending and responding to emails, overseeing schedules, contacting clients, managing extensive files, researching a multitude of topics, creating documents, and tending to the daily professional responsibilities of those I have worked for. My multitasking and time management skills are matched by no other. I am extremely conscious of deadlines. I am a team player but can also work well independently with little instruction. I know how to form excellent relationships with clients and take joy in knowing that clients can always count on me to be there when they need assistance. I am exceptionally organized and extremely detail-oriented. I can master any and all tasks given to me. I have superb communication skills and am fluent in both spoken and written English. I am honest, trustworthy and reliable. I understand the importance of time sensitive material and will handle all confidential information with the utmost integrity. My skills and experience would be nothing but an asset to a company. I look forward to being able to prove that!

    $24.00 /hr
    1,675 hours
    4.85
  7. Lakeisha E.

    Lakeisha E.

    eBook Writer, Blogger and Editor with a Sarcastic Sense of Humor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    If you're looking for mediocre quality, I am NOT your person. I enjoy working with minimal supervision, and strive to do my best with the job that I take on. I am well aware of my responsibilities towards my clients; making me a suitable candidate for possible vacancies. Why me? I've always given my best, the feedback on my profile will vouch for my professionalism. I look forward to working with you on your projects! My Website: http://freelancerninja.webnode.com/

    $7.78 /hr
    296 hours
    4.92
  8. John Stanton

    John Stanton

    Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    My academic background is literary and legal, undergraduate major studies in English and French literature and graduate study in law. One published appeals court opinion says, "This case illustrates graphically the concept that law is a specialized language. Mr Stanton has made impressive progress in the mastery of that language," In re Stanton, 589 A2d 425, 427 (DC 1991) cert denied 502 US 1098, 112 SCt 1178 (1992). My trademark work product is copy composed or edited for correct grammar, clear syntax, consistent structure, and concise, colorful styling for comprehension and easy readability. My knowledge of computer operating systems and legal and editorial applications is strong. My work ethic deals with daunting deadlines by always putting the job first. As technical editing contractor for the 2007 revision of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Standard Review Plan for License Renewal I made the legal, scientific, and technical subject matter of NRC safety evaluation reports on nuclear power plant systems, structures, and components readable and comprehensible to the public. With no experience in nuclear engineering I never missed nor requested more time to meet an editorial deadline.

    $20.00 /hr
    400 hours
    4.53
  9. Abu raihan muhammed K.

    Abu raihan muhammed K.

    Mr.

    Bangladesh - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Licensed Barrister-at-Law and Advocate with over 10 years of experience in law. Over the years I have helped formation of corporate entities, advised medium and large corporations on commercial ventures, provided legal opinion on impacts of contracts and international agreements, drafted contracts, reviewed legislation and agreements. A graduate of the University of London, (LLB and LL.M., Commercial & Corporate Law), Raihan has also published scholarly articles in the journals published by, among others, the Oxford University Press. Bar Admissions: England & Wales (Lincoln's Inn), Bangladesh.

    $42.00 /hr
    61 hours
    5.00
  10. Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    Tabbatha Denning

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

    I am currently an independent contract attorney. I work mostly in family law, but can also do other contract work. I am an excellent proofreader, and a great legal writer and researcher. This is my preferred work, but I am open to discuss anything you can throw at me. I want to expand my legal knowledge, and take on some challenging tasks in order to help my career. I have spent 6 months before law school working for a public defender. During my second summer of law school, I worked with a private family and criminal law attorney. Since I have passed the BAR in October, I continued to work with that attorney, and I also worked with a second family attorney. I currently have run a solo firm with a couple of my own clients, but looking for something else such as contract or business work. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or needs.

    $44.44 /hr
    20 hours
    4.87