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Legal research refers to the task of finding and gathering information necessary to support a legal case. On oDesk, 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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CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

CA Lawyer Online

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

Get legal answers you can understand; without confusing legal jargon. Know and Protect your rights BEFORE you find yourself in court, with answers when you need them! When it comes to legal services, can you afford to make a wrong decision? Fixing problems later almost always costs more than avoiding them in the first place. Ensure that you get both solid legal and business advice in all types of matters. Let my experience put you in control of your legal challenges so you can concentrate on other aspects of your life. If I can't handle your legal problem, I will help you find someone who can. Unfortunately, Law and justice are not always the same! Running my own consulting company provided me with valuable experience negotiating, problem solving and working through confrontational issues. My accomplishments, business experiences, education and interests are my means to providing you the services you seek. Let me put my tenacious attitude and strategic mindset to work for you! Whether you are unsure if you need a lawyer, face your first legal situation, need help to handle existing problems, or want a second opinion, please contact me. If you need help in any of the following areas, I can assist you: • General Legal Services • Custom Contracts & Reusable Templates • e-Business Policies • Legal Compliance Audits • Negotiation Support • ADA, HIPAA & Federal Law Compliance • Debtor-Creditor • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • Fair Credit Reporting Act • Judgment, Liens, Garnishment • Housing Problems • Consumer Cases • Business Plans • Corp, Partnership, LLC, LLP • Non-Profit - 501(c)(3) • Director, Officer Indemnification • Shareholder Agreements • Homeowner Association Disputes • Criminal Law • Small Claims • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning In addition, employers or clients saved over $53 million during a 15-year period using my expertise in Information Systems Consulting and Management Consulting. Copyright 2013 CA Lawyer Online NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The information in or provided through this website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Each legal issue is different and the information contained on this website may not apply to your case. You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have. Legal information is not legal advice. Therefore, no person should act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney. This Web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Because I am an attorney licensed in California and Oregon and admitted to practice before the federal courts, you will only receive legal advice applicable to California, Oregon and/or federal law. You should not consider anything contained on this website to be a guarantee or prediction of result. Prior results are provided for general information purposes only and do not guaranty, warranty or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. This Web site is not intended to be advertising and the Law Offices of David C. Johnston does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Web site in a state where this Web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. In the event that any information on this website does not fully conform with regulations in any jurisdiction, this law firm will not accept representation based on that information. I do not collect any information about you other than what you provide to me through chat, by email, or over the phone. To demonstrate my commitment to informed disclosure and to accurately communicate any use of your personally identifiable information, you are directed to read all oDesk policies, to include at minimum the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. To the extent the State Bar rules require me to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, CA Lawyer Online designates David C. Johnston, with offices and contact information as currently listed with the State Bars of California and Oregon, as the attorney responsible for this CA LAWYER ONLINE oDesk listing. Before you become my client, or I become your attorney, several procedures, including checks for conflicts of interest, must be performed. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this website or by merely chatting with or by sending email to CA LAWYER ONLINE.

$90.00 /hr
32 hours
5.00
Melanie Gueco

Melanie Gueco

Legal Consultant / Highly-Experienced Writer / Coo...

Philippines - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 7

I am a legal professional who can offer services pertaining to legal matters. I am likewise a highly-experienced writer who have 8 years of experience doing academic, article, SEO, etc. writing. It has been my desire to be able to use my writing skills into good use. To earn from it is a bonus. I would like to help those with writing needs, even students who may have writing requirements. I also can give sound legal advice and information that could be of big help to those who may not afford expensive attorney's fees. I took my masters degree in International Business Law in the University of Liverpool in UK and can thereby handle legal matters regardless of the country of origin. Besides my legal and writing experiences, I am also an experienced manager who have handled administrative work mostly for company presidents and CEOs. As such, I am confident I can handle virtual work for them. You can contact me faster via Skype: melanie23.gueco

$44.44 /hr
135 hours
4.90
Mary R.

Mary R.

Legal Research, Writing, and Litigation Support Pr...

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

I am a licensed attorney (Iowa & Florida) with over ten years of legal research and writing experience, graduated in the top 10% of my law school class, was Captain of Drake University Law School’s National Moot Court Team, and earned my MBA while completing law school. I've been self-employed as a Freelance Law Clerk for the past five years. Prior to this position, I practiced healthcare and corporate law for two years in Bradenton, Florida. I left Bradenton to accommodate my husband's career and we currently reside in California, but I work with attorneys and law firms nationwide. I've worked on projects in a variety of practice areas, including: medical malpractice, personal injury, health care compliance, corporate transactional, ERISA, family law, bankruptcy, and general business litigation. I am also experienced at drafting and editing omplex legal documents, such as pre-trial motions, supporting memoranda, client opinion letters, appellate briefs, and various transactional agreements. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working for the legal and compliance departments at a major national Professional Employer Organization – my primary responsibilities in this role are to review the PEO’s contracts and policies to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to modify the PEO’s contracts, policies, and agreements to bring them into compliance. I was also tasked with overhauling the PEO’s master service agreement – the agreement that is used with every PEO client – a project that required more than 50 hours of detailed and complex contract drafting. While the PEO’s compliance director is on maternity leave, I’ve also been hired to review and revise various contracts with clients and vendors. I am looking for additional legal research, writing, editing, and litigation support projects. Please browse my website (http://www.lrw4attorneys.com) to learn more about my qualifications and experience. PLEASE NOTE -- My Florida and Iowa bar licenses are INACTIVE. By law, I am only authorized to work for licensed attorneys - I cannot work for private individuals or provide legal advice. Any services provided through oDesk are not done in an attorney-client capacity.

$50.00 /hr
451 hours
4.91
Nicole Lang

Nicole Lang

United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4

Over the last 17 years I have been working using my project management and office skills. I have a law degree and work in a technical environment so am able to pick up information quickly and effectively. I am a very fast typist and am skilled with all Microsoft Office applications. I currently hold CPE certification in Microsoft Excel. I am detail-oriented and able to adapt to a variety of situations.

$10.00 /hr
10 hours
5.00
Marilyn Y.

Marilyn Y. Agency Contractor

Team Manager, VA, Citation Builder,Reputation Mana...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I often spend my free time on the net. It's so relaxing and hassle-free. I wanna try earning from here. I'll be glad if i can help other people complete their work on time, it's a fulfillment and good experience on my part. I was an editor-in-chief in our school paper during my high school. I am currently handling multitask responsibility in our office (arrange teacher-student schedule, communicate with the teachers and parents, accepts enrollees,record keeping, payroll, teaches special education, formulate and implement therapy program). With all these multitask experience, I am confident that I can handle these online tasks too.

Associated with: MYR-CDO GRP
$16.67 /hr
12,194 hours
4.91
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
Anand Misir

Anand Misir

Fundraising / Project Mgmt / Business Dev / Int'l...

Canada - Last active: 05/21/2012 - Tests: 2

Strong analytical and planning skills combined with the ability to coordinate the efforts of many to meet organizational goals. Demonstrated success in driving growth in targeted markets through implementation of key projects. Proven ability to develop sales potential in new market areas. Solid leadership skills: able to build and guide top-performing teams. Adept at communicating with management, vendors, and internal departments to coordinate overall efforts. Strong strategic thinker. Productive and efficient work habits without supervision. Self-motivator with high energy.

$38.89 /hr
64 hours
5.00
Zain A.

Zain A.

Legal expert in writing, researching and drafting,...

Pakistan - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

I'm a Practicing Lawyer holding an English law degree. I have years of experience in the legal field. My main aim is to provide legal help in the most professional manner to suit the needs of clients. I can draft,write, research and deal with complicated legal issues. My main expertise are but not limited to do legal research, setting up foreign companies in Pakistan, labour laws, website terms of use, privacy policy, copyright, trademark and other legal related work, I try to work in the most effective manner and provide clients with the best services and communication, understanding what actually they are looking for instead of what I can do for them. Looking Forward on working with you I'm sure you won't regret it.

$75.00 /hr
67 hours
5.00
Yolanda H.

Yolanda H.

Former Attorney Contracts Specialist & Business De...

United States - Last active: 10/30/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Legal Counsel Business Development Professional Paralegal Legal & Technical Writing General Web Design & Social Media Marketing As Business Development Consultant, locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities. Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments. Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals. Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.As Business Development Consultant, locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities. Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments. Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals. Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.

$55.56 /hr
42 hours
5.00
Isabel Chang

Isabel Chang

Certified Litigation Paralegal, Over 9 Yrs of Expe...

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