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Post your legal research project on oDesk 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 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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Legal Research Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Legal Research projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Legal Research Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 128 Legal Research projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Legal Research Jobs

Time needed to complete a Legal Research project on oDesk.

Average Legal Research Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal Research oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.68.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Trained Paralegal & Executive Administrative Services

    Polished paralegal and administrative assistant who is a highly motivated, quality-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience, along with a comprehensive background in customer service, project management, planning and directing business and personal activities for all levels of management … more

    Polished paralegal and administrative assistant who is a highly motivated, quality-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience, along with a comprehensive background in customer service, project management, planning and directing business and personal activities for all levels of management. History of outstanding performance for problem solving and ensuring customer satisfaction. Self-motivated, exercises sound, sensible judgment; highly organized and detail oriented with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Adept at setting goals, establishing priorities, managing resources, and coordinating complex activities in a broad range of areas. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Highly versatile; quickly masters new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments. Demonstrates outstanding problem solving and active listening skills; diffuse difficult customer situations with tact and diplomacy. CORE COMPETENCIES - Office Management - Confidential Correspondence - Client & Staff Communications - Management Liaison - Calendar Management - Appointment Scheduling - Document Management - Typing Speed 65 - 70 wpm - Oral & Written Communication - Process Improvement - Travel Planning - Meeting & Special Event Planning - Customer Relationship Management & Retention (Outlook & Sage Act!) - Computer Skills (MS 2003-2007-2010-2013 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Microsoft OS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7) - WestLaw & Lexis Nexis - SAP OS - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw _______________________________________ TECHNICAL SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS - MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, & OneNote) - WestLaw - Lexis Nexis - Adobe Photoshop - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw (Legal & Business Software) - Sage ACT! Pro 2011 - MS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7 -Golden Key International Honor Society - Member of the Paralegal Club - Member of the -Paralegal Honor Society - Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society - Kappa Lambda Honor -Society in Paralegal Studies - Member of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) - Member of the Philadelphia Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the Pittsburg Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - Member of the National Associations of Legal Assistants (NALA) Home Office Equipment and Software: -Private and secure Home Office - Dell Computer (less than 2 years old) w/4 GB Memory - Dual Samsung SyncMaster 24 inch monitors with 1920 x1080 Resolution (1080p Full HD) - Business Class High Speed Internet (Hardwired Broadband) - Dedicated telephone and fax line - Noise cancelling headset and microphone - 1 Terabyte backup hard drive - CyberPower PowerPane -Personal Edition 1.2.7 USP Backup Battery/Power - HP Scanner, Printer, Copier - Shredder - HTC One cell phone w/unlimited text & data liked to my email addresses providing accessibility 24/7 - Secured File Cabinets and Office - Microsoft Office Suite Professional Plus 2013 - Sage Act! Pro 2011 - SmartDraw Legal and Business Software - Adobe Air - Adobe Flash Player - Adobe Reader - Adobe Photoshop Elements - Java - Logitech Orbit AF Webcam - Logitech Vid HD - Skype - Google Docs - Dropbox  less

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    • $17.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 5778 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
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  • Business Analyst/Project Manager

    I'm a full stack hustler with a multidisciplinary skill set. I hold degrees in business, law and technology. For the past 3,5 years I've worked at Morgan Stanley on a 4-million dollar IT project both as a … more

    I'm a full stack hustler with a multidisciplinary skill set. I hold degrees in business, law and technology. For the past 3,5 years I've worked at Morgan Stanley on a 4-million dollar IT project both as a business analyst and a project coordinator. Furthermore in the past year I have been involved in setting up Brickflow.com, an IT startup company which performs hashtag-based content aggregation from social networking websites. During this period I have developed my project management and leadership skills both in a multinational large corporation and a small startup environment. I will bring important skills to any position, including: • time management and strong organizational skills • stakeholder management • effective communication skills • leadership skills I'm flexible in working from remote locations from different time zones.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 253 HOURS
    • NETHERLANDS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 1 TEST
  • Trusted & Certified Legal Consultant and Service Provider

    An award-winning lawyer, I provide all types of offshore solutions ranging from high-end such as legal research, legal memo to that of Admin Support. I provide quality legal solutions and have expertise in the legal works of India, U.S … more

    An award-winning lawyer, I provide all types of offshore solutions ranging from high-end such as legal research, legal memo to that of Admin Support. I provide quality legal solutions and have expertise in the legal works of India, U.S, U.K, Australia, Canada and other countries. My services are of High quality with cost effectiveness and timely delivery. Specializations : - Contract law - Drafting & Reviewing of contract and execution - Business law - Corporate law - Legal documents for website - Litigation Support - Case management - Criminal law - Intellectual property law - Civil law - Real Estate law - Family law - Matrimonial law (Divorce & Adoption deed) - Case summary (Summary disposal of suites) - Information technology - communications law - private international law (conflict of laws) I have performed legal services for law firms and prose clients by assisting them in drafting motions, answer to summons, notices, legal briefs, petitions and other documents.I am easily accessible at all times and to the convenience and satisfaction of clients. "Quality and timely delivery of work is guaranteed"  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Lawyer & Legal Consultant

    [![best freelance writers ][1]][2] # ![][3]![][4]![][5]![][6]I am a Senior Associate in a firm based in Makati. I practice corporate law, litigation & government contracts. Active practice of law complements my odesk tasks as I am able to … more

    [![best freelance writers ][1]][2] # ![][3]![][4]![][5]![][6]I am a Senior Associate in a firm based in Makati. I practice corporate law, litigation & government contracts. Active practice of law complements my odesk tasks as I am able to continuously hone my skills. I have been working on odesk since May 2008 and have, since then, been engaged by buyers who have been satisfied with my work quality and turn-around time and were kind enough to leave me positive feedback scores. Feel free to go over my profile to help you decide if I would be a good candidate for your legal requirements. When hiring an odesk lawyer, it might interest you to know that Philippine lawyers are post-graduates who passed bar exams patterned after the California & NY bar. Only about 20% pass the bar each year. Philippine law is also patterened after US & Spanish laws . We apply both common & civil law concepts & our legal language is English. Our method of instruction & practice, therefore, make us ideal candidates for the preparation of int'l standard legal documents. For indiv odesk buyers or start-up co's., I perform tasks on my own & work closely with them, paying particular attention to their budgets and deadlines. I also have an odesk provider co , Virtual Legal Services Group, which was created to cater to law firms abroad. VLSG is composed of RP lawyers from top schools, i.e., Ateneo & UP - schools which have produced the highest number of bar passers and top notchers in RP history. For firms based abroad looking into outsourcing workload, VLSG is poised to be of assistance. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Good luck in your business. [1]: http://www.odesk.com/community/system/files/writers_square.jpg [2]: http://www.odesk.com/community/oconomy/best_freelance_writers/?utm=top_providers_widget [3]: file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/TETTAD%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg [4]: file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/TETTAD%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg [5]: file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/TETTAD%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg [6]: file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/TETTAD%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.jpg  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 905 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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  • Transcription, IT Support, Administrative Work

    With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will … more

    With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will deliver very high quality work in a short period of time. You will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your administrative needs.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 17 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Experienced Virtual Assistant

    I am your value-added solution to achieving balance and improving productivity. I have several years' experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, Operating Executive and entrepreneur. In 2011, I co-founded a middle-market private equity firm based out of Atlanta, GA … more

    I am your value-added solution to achieving balance and improving productivity. I have several years' experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, Operating Executive and entrepreneur. In 2011, I co-founded a middle-market private equity firm based out of Atlanta, GA. As a small, family office to start, my duties were primarily admin-related and primarily virtual. As our business grew, my role in operations did, as well. At the time I made the decision to leave to start my virtual assistant business, I held the position of Director of Operations. I have extensive managerial and customer service experience. In addition, I am experienced in legal research, data entry, transcribing, travel planning, financial tracking, as well as various other operations. I operate out of a fully equipped, dedicated home office to improve productivity. I have high speed internet, faxing capabilities, and a dedicated office line in addition to a cell line. I am proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, iCal, iCloud, Gmail, Google Docs, Infusionsoft, Zoho, and various social media outlets. I am a very quick learner and will do my best to become familiar with any other program I am tasked with using. Please visit my website to learn more about me and my business: www.TheVirtualAssistantCompany.com  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 79 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • Legal Research and Writing, Appeals & Journalism

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal … more

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.  less

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    • $55.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 38 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Editor, writer looking to help those with talent

    I have been writing, editing and proofreading in the news business for more than 20 years. That includes newspaper, television, radio and magazine. My work has won many awards, both in the state and nationally. My research skills are exceptional … more

    I have been writing, editing and proofreading in the news business for more than 20 years. That includes newspaper, television, radio and magazine. My work has won many awards, both in the state and nationally. My research skills are exceptional. Over the past few years, I have shifted to book editing, have done well with it, and enjoy that immensely. My talent covers both non-fiction and fiction, short and long form. Actually, I like variety and enjoy multiple projects, so feel free to bring it on!  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 19 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Paralegal/Bankruptcy Paralegal/Content Writer

    I am a paralegal with over 24 years experience in several areas of the legal field (17 years as a bankruptcy paralegal and trustee paralegal). I hold a BS in Political Science in addition to my degree as a paralegal … more

    I am a paralegal with over 24 years experience in several areas of the legal field (17 years as a bankruptcy paralegal and trustee paralegal). I hold a BS in Political Science in addition to my degree as a paralegal. I have been writing for a popular online site for over 6 years and wanted to branch out to reach other clients in need of someone with excellent writing skills.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 230 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 7 TESTS
  • Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting … more

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 17 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
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