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Online Legal Research Assistants & Legal Secretaries

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

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

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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

  • Corporate Lawyer with expertise in Contracts/Litigation/Real Estate

    I am specialized in drafting and review of contracts. I have a large data base of contracts from simple to the most complex ones drafted by me for my clients who are located in Australia, Canada, US, and other countries … more

    I am specialized in drafting and review of contracts. I have a large data base of contracts from simple to the most complex ones drafted by me for my clients who are located in Australia, Canada, US, and other countries. I can draft/ review any contract required by you at a very competitive fee. To ensure client satisfaction is my motto. My vast and diversified experience has helped me to achieve my motto as can be seen from feedback received by me. Apart from contracts, I also attend to other legal jobs like litigation support, website legalities, etc.  less

    legal-research document-review 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1826 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of … more

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.  less

    technical-writing legal-writing legal-research creative-writing copy-editing proofreading academic-writing ebook-design desktop-publishing mobi 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 132 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environmental Law Attorney

    Ariel Humphrey is a licensed Internet/IT Contract Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Contract Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective … more

    Ariel Humphrey is a licensed Internet/IT Contract Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Contract Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective. 1) My goals are to develop several activities on oDesk including the drafting, editing, review, creation or translation of sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general (corporate and banking agreements including shareholders' agreements or revolving line of credit agreements for instance) and also specifically in the sector of Internet Business Law (including SEO/CRO service agreements and/or website design & development agreements and/or terms of services (TOS) and privacy policies for websites), of IT Law (including software development agreements or software license agreements or end-user license agreements (EULA)), of Sports/Entertainment/Art/Music (including graphic design agreements or music license agreements or Sponsorship Agreements) whether it be in French, in English or in both languages (bilingual contracts). I do have a very large database of contracts and agreements (templates) including all kinds of agreements related to the matters mentioned above and to business law in general. You will benefit from my legal know-how and database, given that I can adapt all of my contracts to your particular situation and needs so that we come up with a tailor-made contract solution for You. 2) I am a French Licensed attorney and I can assist you and address your needs related to French Law, international contract law (including but not limited to Australian Law, Canadian Law, U.S. Law etc.). I am a French corporate attorney which means that I am an expert in French Corporate law having practiced in different Paris-based prestigious law firms (including Eversheds, Vaughan Avocats). 3) I am a US citizen and a French Native citizen (European Citizen). I am perfectly bilingual with high level writing and analytical skills that I would like you to benefit from should you need my services when French and/or English language(s) are involved. With such writing, linguistic and analytical skills I am used to writing/drafting/reviewing/editing/proofreading Legal or Business documents of all kinds related to or about any subject that falls within my strong, all-around and broad General Technical and legal culture/knowledge/know-how/Experience). I also have a large experience as a business and legal translator. 4) In addition to my solid experience as a business attorney throughout Europe as you can see on my resume which you will find below, I worked as a legal Consultant in India in 2011 for the Legal Process Outsourcing Company Quislex Inc.; I also worked in 2008 in Louisiana and in San Diego, California in 2010 : in other words, I have a large international wingspan when it comes to work. I remain at your service no matter what :-) ! You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/arielhumphrey Ariel Humphrey IT/Internet Contract Attorney  less

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    • $92.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2084 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

    Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with … more

    Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with work experience in intrusion detection, malware analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability scanning, compliance, and certification & accreditation. Graduate education at one of the top law schools and business schools in the U.S., with a focus on intellectual property, cyber law and data privacy. Firm grasp of the English language and high proficiency in the use and mechanics of grammar. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for varied types of research and content editing. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 92 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • Personal and Business Attorney

    Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to … more

    Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to develop long-term relationships, which means my work is always of the highest quality. My office provides limited as well as full representation services at flat and hourly rates.  less

    contract-drafting real-estate-law translation-english-russian legal-writing legal-research translation-russian-english 00 more less
    • $83.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 22 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • Intellectual Property consultant

    A detail oriented trademark and copyright consultant with extensive experience dealing with the US trademark and copyright office. Earned LL.M in intellectual property laws from university of New Hampshire school of law. Worked with fortune 500 company, Non-profits and … more

    A detail oriented trademark and copyright consultant with extensive experience dealing with the US trademark and copyright office. Earned LL.M in intellectual property laws from university of New Hampshire school of law. Worked with fortune 500 company, Non-profits and Law office, filing and maintaining their prestigious trademarks and copyright matters for companies such as Marmot, ExOfficio, Adio, Zoot, K2 Sports, Coleman, Oster etc.  less

    trademark-consulting legal-research paralegal contract-drafting brand-licensing non-disclosure-agreements domain-migration software-licensing brand-management 00 more less
    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 221 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Data Entry/web researcher/ wordpress assistance/ lawyer

    Actually doctorate in public law at Bordeaux University. And attorney at law in Egyptian syndicate. My main objective is to provide excellent service in an adequate timing. Social activities require an experienced and open minded person in different fields. Diligent … more

    Actually doctorate in public law at Bordeaux University. And attorney at law in Egyptian syndicate. My main objective is to provide excellent service in an adequate timing. Social activities require an experienced and open minded person in different fields. Diligent, attentive to details, quick learning, hard working and honest. I have a lot of experiences in administration assistance, legal research, good skills with office programs (Word - Excel - Power Point), Typing 40 WPM. and can cooperate with bloggers. languages speaking : Arabic (native) - French (fluent) - English (very good)  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 99 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Independent Legal Researcher/Briefing & Contract Writer

    An independent attorney having more than 8 years of experience in legal research and writing. I also have an extensive experience in drafting and reviewing of various agreements and corporate transactional documents. I have been providing my services to various … more

    An independent attorney having more than 8 years of experience in legal research and writing. I also have an extensive experience in drafting and reviewing of various agreements and corporate transactional documents. I have been providing my services to various clients particularly based in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe. My aim is to excel in all endeavors and to contribute to the fullest of my abilities and skills in gaining client's expectations by providing the following services: Writing legal memorandums involving simple to multiple issues; Drafting various litigation documents (motions, pleading, response, complaint, appellate brief, habeas corpus, etc.) in both civil and criminal matters including immigration matters; Drafting/reviewing various agreements like Partnership Agreement, Investment agreement, NDA, Revenue Sharing Agreement, Service and IT Agreement, Languages Services Agreement, Employment Agreement, Independent Sales Agreement, etc. ; Multi-jurisdictional survey for regulatory/statutory and policy compliance; Briefing & summarizing various case laws and bills (including bills related to SEC); Deposition summary; Litigation and Discovery Document review; online due diligence, giving legal advice to company's management team, corporate compliance; Drafting memorandum of understandings; website privacy policy, terms and condition, content writing, legal articles, blog, academic writing; Drafting trademark search and basic patent search report.  less

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    • $24.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1237 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • 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
  • Law graduate, Proofreader, Researcher and Writer. Marketing

    Proofreading: -Good at concentrating for long spells -Good communicator -Comfortable working with IT -Interested in the publishing industry -A scrupulous approach to detailed work -A high level of skill in written English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation -The motivation to … more

    Proofreading: -Good at concentrating for long spells -Good communicator -Comfortable working with IT -Interested in the publishing industry -A scrupulous approach to detailed work -A high level of skill in written English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation -The motivation to work on my own, and to meet deadlines -An ability to stay focused throughout an entire document, which may be long and technical -Good judgement, to gauge which changes are necessary -An ability to work within the style of the author and publisher, rather than impose my own ideas -Good interpersonal skills, to build working relationships and contacts with potential clients -Confidence with computers Research, Writing & Marketing -Developed and integrated marketing campaigns -Liaising and networking with customers -Communicating with target audiences. -Managed the production of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers and newsletters -Writing and proof reading and arranging for the effective distribution of marketing materials -Data Entry -Building Client List -Article Writing and weekly blog updates  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • IRELAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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