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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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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • CA Lawyer Online

    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 … more

    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.  less

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    • $90.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 15 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • 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
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • 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
  • Business Attorney - Outside General Counsel

    Thomas is a US-based, business attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. As a lawyer, business owner and entrepreneur, Thomas understands the needs of business. Each new matter is approached from two vantage … more

    Thomas is a US-based, business attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. As a lawyer, business owner and entrepreneur, Thomas understands the needs of business. Each new matter is approached from two vantage points; paramount effort is given to protecting the client's legal interests yet a thorough understanding of the client's business needs is achieved so the best possible result is obtained given the attendant circumstances. Whether your company is generations old or just getting ready for take-off, Thomas stands ready to provide cost-effective help. Over the course of the past 18+ years, Thomas has represented clients in complex transactional matters involving asset sales, business start-ups, contract preparation, corporate governance and employment-related issues. Thomas' practice also includes the representation of sophisticated financial institutions engaged in the assignment of syndicated loans, bankruptcy trade claims and high yield assets. Thomas' experience drafting agreements includes, but is not limited to, the following: Finance *Purchase and Sale Agreements *Assignment and Acceptance Agreements *Bilateral/Multilateral Netting Agreements *Participation Agreements *Risk Participation Agreements *Stock Purchase Agreements *Note Purchase Agreements *LLC Unit Purchase Agreements Business *Shareholder Agreements *Articles of Incorporation *Operating Agreements *Independent Contractor Agreements *Employment Agreements *Non-Disclosure Agreements *Non-Compete Agreements *Non-Solicitation Agreements *Privacy Policies *Privacy Notices (general, HIPAA-compliant or otherwise) *Terms of Service *Vendor Agreements As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Thomas also devotes a significant amount of time to staying abreast of issues related to the handling of personal information. In today's fast-paced economy many, if not most, businesses transmit information electronically in order to facilitate transactions and better serve customers. The integration of business and technology provides tremendous advantages but also raises novel and complex legal issues. Here too, Thomas can help. On the litigation side of the coin, Thomas has experience representing clients in matters involving aviation torts, construction defects, intellectual property and sexual harassment. Thomas' varied transactional and litigation experience leave him well-suited to act as outside general counsel. In today's business climate it is not enough to have an attorney available to address current issues. Businesses need an attorney that can help them avoid problems as they grow. Thomas can act as your company's legal team, advise on day-to-day corporate matters, prepare policies and agreements and oversee outside counsel. Thomas understands that managing costs are vital to the success of any company and is ready and willing to tailor fees to accommodate your business. Let's talk!  less

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    • $150.00 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Legal Consultant/ Contracts Professional

    I have been a licensed lawyer in the Philippines for the past 16 years. I have considerable experience in contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating with clients from the U.S., Europe and Asia. I have handled the employment concerns of … more

    I have been a licensed lawyer in the Philippines for the past 16 years. I have considerable experience in contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating with clients from the U.S., Europe and Asia. I have handled the employment concerns of several Philippine companies, particularly in the areas of recruitment, collective bargaining, discipline and termination. I likewise have experience in civil, criminal and administrative litigation and support. I was a lecturer in both Private and Public International law for 8 years.  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Freelance Writer

    I recently graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Master's of Environmental Law & Policy. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Environmental Science from Miami University. I am a published … more

    I recently graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Master's of Environmental Law & Policy. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Environmental Science from Miami University. I am a published student author in the legal field and I have two years of experience editing legal scholarship, selecting articles for publication, and managing a small team of editors as a production coordinator. Additionally, I have experience writing and editing legal court documents. In the non-legal field, I have one year of experience writing website content for buying guides used in the U.S., U.K., and Australian eBay markets. I am looking for freelance writing work while transitioning from graduate school to the public interest law field. My hourly rate is negotiable.  less

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    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • Legal Writer

    I have seven years' experience researching, writing, and editing various legal documents, briefs, and memoranda. Prior to law school, I drafted and edited dictionary definitions for five years at Merriam-Webster, Inc. … more

    I have seven years' experience researching, writing, and editing various legal documents, briefs, and memoranda. Prior to law school, I drafted and edited dictionary definitions for five years at Merriam-Webster, Inc.  less

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    • $75.00 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
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  • 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
  • Translation - Proofreading - Legal Research

    Hello, this is Chengrui. I am a native Chinese speaker live in Taiwan with four years' experience in Chinese/English translation. I speak Chinese, English, and Taiwanese fluently and have some understanding of Cantonese, German, and Japanese. After graduation from … more

    Hello, this is Chengrui. I am a native Chinese speaker live in Taiwan with four years' experience in Chinese/English translation. I speak Chinese, English, and Taiwanese fluently and have some understanding of Cantonese, German, and Japanese. After graduation from Soochow University Law School in 2012, I started my job at Taiwan Insurance Institution as a project research assistant to revise the book "English-Chinese Dictionary of Insurance." Therefore, I am familiar with legal and insurance terminology in English and Chinese. Hope to hear from you soon!  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • TAIWAN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
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  • Freelance writer/Copywriter

    Independent, goal-oriented, organized and globally competent, I am a fourth year law student with a mastery of both the written and oral language of Filipino and English. At a very young age, I found fun in writing and I used … more

    Independent, goal-oriented, organized and globally competent, I am a fourth year law student with a mastery of both the written and oral language of Filipino and English. At a very young age, I found fun in writing and I used to write poems, short stories and even tried writing and composing songs. During my high school and college years, I very much enjoyed writing reflection/reaction papers, research papers and even answering essays for exams. Before entering law school, I worked for a credit card company as a customer service representative. Thereafter, I also worked for a few months as a legal assistant for another company. In the latter, I experienced attending board meetings and writing the minutes thereof. I was also able to scan, edit and proof read various legal contracts and file/register different legal documents in the respective government offices. In law school, I have been trained to approach issues and find corresponding solutions and/or conclusions in a direct and concise way. We were made to read full texts of the Supreme Court decisions and summarize and simplify them in a way that a lay man would understand. I am glad to be able to apply such a skill in many aspects of life, not only when I concern myself with legal matters. I am a determined fast learner and an efficient worker when I put my heart and mind into things. I am patient and am open to any and all opportunities that come my way. I am eager to help and make use of my gifts and talents whenever and however I can. I am willing to be hired as proof reader, researcher, legal researcher/writer, web content writer, article writer, blog writer and/or typist.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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