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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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  1. Kristina P.

    Kristina P.

    Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 08/03/2012 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Legal research and writing is my passion. I am seeking opportunities to use my legal knowledge and training as a paralegal. I am an excellent and concise writer, paying attention to the smallest detail. I have strong analytical and critical thinking skills. I'm very organized, honest, hardworking and meet deadlines. I have a B.B.A in Marketing and a paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited college, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. I have legal writing experience with documents such as: federal appellate briefs, state appellate briefs, inter-office memos, motions, affidavits, etc. I also have legal research experience. Your business would benefit from having me on your team!

    $38.89 /hr
    45 hours
    5.00
  2. Brad Binkley

    Brad Binkley

    Understanding The Emotional Needs Of Your Customers

    United States - Last active: 05/03/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    The way your business is set up, the approaches you take, the communication between those you work with, the way the coffee is made in the morning, and every small or large aspect of your business affects the product or service your customers or clients receive. I specialize in understanding the emotions and unique perspectives that drive your customers and clients to make decisions. That way you can make sure all of your actions are taken with a direct purpose that will exceed the expectations of those most important to the success of your business, your clients and customers. I combine my background as an award winning persuasive writer, television and commercial actor, speech writer, and stand up comedian to provide an understanding of business and the emotions of people. This enables me to help you provide every customer with the feeling necessary to gain their confidence right away, the feeling of being truly understood.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $55.56 /hr
    459 hours
    4.88
  3. Wolfgang Wilhelm Ulrich

    Wolfgang Wilhelm Ulrich

    Author/Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 07/08/2014 - Tests: 6

    During the last 3 years I have written and published 7 ebooks, 4 in German and 3 in English. I also wrote a lot of texts for customers and provided many translations ordered by customers in Germany. In my spare time I write a blog mostly about political topics. My core competency lies in the laws and taxes, but i also have some experience with fiction as for example short stories. I am looking now for opportunities to translate and write for you or your business.

    $15.00 /hr
    14 hours
    4.94
  4. 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
  5. Mary T.

    Mary T.

    Expert Writer-Editor-Proofreader / Financial Services SME

    United States - Last active: 03/22/2014 - Tests: 4

    A proven Native English professional looking for an opportunity to assist you by using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over a successful 30-year career . I previously performed in highly-visible management and subject matter expert (SME) positions that required research, writing, proofreading, fact checking, and editing technical and non-technical material. I have extensive experience working effectively in a remote environment. I have technical expertise in the bank/financial services industry and a deep and broad understanding of private business, government, and quasi-government activities. Some examples of past responsibilities are: * Authored a monthly column for national trade magazine. * Served as Managing Editor of a bi-monthly corporate newsletter distributed to thousands of clients, industry partners, trade organizations, and federal and state regulators. * Served as singular SME, course development consultant, and newsletter copywriter for a client providing training modules to banks, credit unions, and other financial services companies. This position required distilling convoluted, complex regulatory announcements and publications to straightforward, understandable messages. Applied APA writing standards. * Created and edited written communications to ensure consistency of style, accuracy of content and overall editorial quality. Applied the highest standards of spelling and punctuation and made effective and concise suggestions to improve deliverables. Managed and exceeded expectations for timing and quality of deliverables. Types of written documents included, but were not limited to:  Training modules; Internet websites;  Regulatory summaries;  Federal Reports of Examination (ROE);  Customer service scripts and advertising;  Policies and technical procedures;  Briefs, summaries, and reports to executive management;  Executive presentations; and,  Engagement proposals and contracts.

    $50.00 /hr
    25 hours
    4.82
  6. 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
  7. Justine J.

    Justine J.

    Attorney at Law (Experienced, Well-Credentialed, US Licensure)

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    I have more than ten years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad spectrum of complex commercial agreements and successfully handling transactional matters. While I have experience working with Fortune 500 companies, the focus of my practice has been in working with startups, emerging companies and entrepreneurs through all stages of organizational lifecycle. Objectives and Professional Philosophy: My objective is to understand and balance a client’s strategic business objectives with the legal process and risk mitigation, and to proactively address potential liabilities. My work product should not only reflect a client’s intent, it should be reflective of the client’s professionalism (and mine). I don’t “dabble” in practice areas in which I don’t have sufficient experience, and do not expect a client to pay me to learn something I don’t already possess a firm grasp of. Following are some of the types of agreements/transactions I have significant experience handling: • Intellectual Property Protection Agreements, Policies (Nondisclosure Agreements, Proprietary Information and Invention Assignment Agreements, Trade Secret Protection Policies, and Brand Image Policies) • Website Terms (Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies, and Terms of Use/Service) • Employment Agreements, Consulting/Advisory Agreements • Company Formation Documents (Operating Agreements for LLCs, Bylaws for corporations, Organizational Consents, Shareholder and Buy/Sell Agreements) • Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Management Agreements • Supply Chain Agreements (Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply and Distribution) • Disposition Agreements (Asset Purchase; Stock Purchase; Mergers & Acquisitions) • Business Visas and Immigration (H-1B, TN, E-2, L and EB categories) and Family-Based Immigration (Marriage to US Citizen, Adjustment of Status, Permanent Residency, Green Card, Citizenship) My professional experience includes my current solo practice as an attorney/business advisor, and also includes in-house work for an integrated consumer electronics company in the Bay Area, and more than six years as an Associate (Emerging Companies Practice Group) with an international AmLaw 100 law firm. I have maintained State Bar licensure (in good standing) since my admittance in 2003, and would be happy to provide my complete resume and verification of my credentials upon request. (I am new to oDesk, and am thus offering a reduced hourly rate.)

    $120.00 /hr
    31 hours
    5.00
  8. Eric Crinnian

    Eric Crinnian

    Attorney (Licensed in MO) & Experienced Professional

    United States - Last active: 03/07/2014 - Tests: 9

    Over the past 13 years, I have gained extensive experience over several areas, including law, inside and outside sales, business management, personnel and HR, insurance, retail, and several other fields. I have a bachelors degree in communication, and just received my Juris Doctorate. My research and writing skills are impeccable and I have a wide array of interests and subject matter expertise areas. I am located in the central United States and am a native English speaker. Please take a look at my oDesk feedback and my test scores, and contact me if you have any questions about my abilities. I would love the opportunity to put my skills to work for you!

    $55.56 /hr
    23 hours
    5.00
  9. 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
  10. Drew Alia, Esq.

    Drew Alia, Esq. Agency Contractor

    U.S. Patent Attorney, Trademarks, Copyright, Websites

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Best attorney in client satisfaction and FAST! Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Bar # 64631. On Elance.com, Drew is ranked # 1 and has about 600 lifetime client reviews. Extensive experience with Patents, Trademarks, Searches, Prosecution, TTAB, Cease & Desist, Copyrights, Website Disclaimers, Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Freedom to Operate, Infringement Opinions, LLC & Corps. Looking for a better qualified attorney experience without huge legal fees or huge egos? Contact us for INSTANT WORK. Turnaround time is generally 24-48hrs. ***Beware of sharing your invention with non-lawyers, document preparation companies or marketing companies! ***Beware of filing Patents and TM's with attorneys who are NOT registered to practice before the USPTO! Drew will beat any attorney's bid and usually works on weekends and past normal business hours! ________________________________________________________________ Mr. Drew Alia is a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney with a technical background in Physics. Having a strong Physics background facilitates understanding a relatively large variety of technologies including: Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Solid State Electronics, Computer Architecture, Software, Electronic Device Design and Fabrication, Dynamic Fluid Systems, Quantum and Nano Systems, GPS, Lasers and Computer and Optical Networking. Drew studied Physics at Drexel and Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. JD in 2003.

    Associated with: Andrew Alia, Esq. Trademark/Patent/LLC/Web Agency

    $200.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00