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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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Average Legal research Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal research oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.69.

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Melanie Gueco

Melanie Gueco

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

Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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
125 hours
4.90
Kimberly S.

Kimberly S.

Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

$33.33 /hr
847 hours
4.99
Serra E.

Serra E.

236 Jobs & 1882 Hrs at oDesk -- TOP RATED TURKISH...

Turkey - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 31

The most preferred "TOP RATED" TURKISH Sworn & Certified Translator at oDesk ! • 236 Jobs / Projects & 1881 Hours done at oDesk • Totally 385 jobs / projects 2000+ Hours completed in 4 years - - - - - - Dear Sirs & Madams, With 9 years experience, I am the most preferred, the most working, the most qualified, and the most experienced NATIVE Turkish Translator, ( Sworn, Certified and Accredited ) at oDesk and some other websites. I hold a 4 year degree diploma on ELT - English Language & Literature. Some of My Clients: • Facebook • Coca-Cola USA • Pinterest • Yandex • Uber • Sony UK • Finish UK ...and 240+ others ! --> All are provable Freelance works with working links! No lies, no false & doubtful references! Moreover, I am a Proofreader / Linguist, and an Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools The Only Turkish Contractor with 4.99 Rating score After 236 jobs done at oDesk! The Most Experienced, the top scorer in English Language tests among the Turkish Translators at oDesk! The Only Sworn, Accredited Certified Turkish Translator here ! -- I can provide wet signed, translation-custom stamped, official certification over the translation I do. The "Genuine" Translator with Sworn Translation Stamps to Certify your official documents • The most experienced at oDesk, #1 by far with 235 jobs & 1879+ hours! • Most Preferred - 235 jobs at oDesk, 385 jobs in Total, • Most Reliable - Real Genuine Translator • Most Qualified - Holds a degree on "English Language and Literature" • Top-scorer in "English" Test Results among Turkish oDeskers • Fastest Contractor - All these were done in 4 years About Turkey & Turkish Language Market Prices: - - - - Turkey is the MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY in terms of benzine, diesel-fuel, electricity, nature-gas, and a few more sectors, and it has the HIGHEST TAX RATES in the world. I can send a PDF document with working web-links to prove this situation Plus, We are feeding 3 million Syrians in camps with our taxes Do not expect me to work for low rates of the Far-east, the Asia, the Africa and the Middle-east. D e t a i l e d . I n f o r m a t i o n: - - - - D i f f e r e n c e • Ranked # 1 among all Turkish Contractors as well as Turkish Translators • Lecturer at the Best University of Turkey -- Bogazici University • Professional Top Quality Work Performed in Office atmosphere • Working as a married couple of translators E d u c a t i o n • Graduate with honors from Reputable Turkish Universities • International English Teacher Certification • Both are State Universities -- not Private Universities C e r t i f i c a t i o n • Official Sworn Turkish Translator Certification by Turkish Government • International Pedagogic Formation Certification for English Teaching Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . a t . o D e s k • 1st Place at "English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)" among ALL oDeskers • Top 10% at 7 oDesk "English" Tests • Top 20% at 2 oDesk "English" Tests • Top 30% at 3 oDesk "English" Tests • Best "English Language" Test Results among Turkish oDeskers A u t h e n t i c i t y • Id-verified by oDesk • Provable diplomas, certifications, accreditations E x p e r i e n c e • 9 Yrs of Professional Translation Experience ( part time, full time, owner of translation firm ) • Even translated the website of the University she graduated • 2+ Years of work as Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools T a l e n t s / D i s t i n c t i v e . A b i l i t i e s • the Idealist Perfectionist -- used to be English Teacher at Turkish State Schools • # 1 Not only among Turkish Translators, but among all Turkish Contractors! • No Grammar mistakes/no typos: error-free translation! • (Unlike competitors) Doing her own business -- really graduated from that field! J o b - T y p e s • Translation, Proof-reading, Interpretation • Off-line or On Site / In Line / Web Translator • Turkish Localization Specialist / Expert • Video / Audio Transcriber • Web Research / Market Research • Warm Calls • Voice over Talent / Audio Record • Audio / Video Transcription • Phone Support / Customer Support S e c t o r s • Technical / Engineering • Legal / Contract / Notary Government Language • Us States' Federal Laws & Regulations • Medical / Medicine / Chemical / Biology • Turkish Ministry Laws & Regulations O t h e r • I am a Public Notary Accredited Sworn Translator working in Istanbul - Turkey • I was graduated with honors from an ELT department of a 4 year degree diploma program at a reputable Turkish university. • I am a Native Turk translator and lingust born and living in Turkey / Turkiye / Turkei / Turquie / Tacchino / Turco • I am can translate from and into Turkish / Turkce / Turkisch / Turque / Turca • I have and use SDL Trados Studio with SDLX DTP Processing and other software like Wordfast, POedit, GlobalSight, etc. I am proficient and experienced in these software.

$22.22 /hr
1,882 hours
4.99
John K.

John K.

Attorney for research, writing, analysis, preparat...

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7

I am an attorney that is licensed in Florida and California. I have more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of litigation in many different topic areas ranging from bankruptcy to class actions. I have drafted winning appellate briefs and countless discovery responses. I am available to assist attorneys on a project basis for consultation or by researching issues, drafting proposed pleadings, legal opinion letters, appellate briefs, proposed interrogatory answers, jury instructions, etc.

$44.44 /hr
24 hours
5.00
Donna Y.

Donna Y.

Admin/Virtual/Personal Assistant, Data Entry, Powe...

Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 22

I am a seasoned contractor on Odesk who has had a good track record. I'm a personal assistant but I also do data entry, web research, and PowerPoint presentations. Previously worked as a Personal Assistant for a California-based law firm wherein I was able to hone my skills by performing multiple tasks, my goal is to deliver what the client wants. Ad when it comes to quality of work, I'm one of the best.

$8.89 /hr
4,887 hours
4.99
Kelley A.

Kelley A.

Paralegal with 11 Years of Clerical, Research, Dat...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

Over the past eleven years I have worked in the legal field and in an office setting. I completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2006 where I was on the Honor Roll and Dean's List. Throughout college I worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Education and interned at various law firms. Throughout my experience in law offices and with the Court, I have become proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications, Customer Service & Customer Relations, research, data entry, email handling, accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing legal documents and correspondence, reviewing and formatting legal documents and I type 75 correct words per minute. Currently, I am looking for part time work that I can do on the weekends and/or in the evening. I am confident in my ability to effectively communicate and successfully complete tasks a Freelancer with little to no instruction and with a very fast turn around time. Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.

$7.22 /hr
33 hours
5.00
Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

$8.89 /hr
1,073 hours
5.00
Nicole Lang

Nicole Lang

United States - Last active: 3 days 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
Michael Hope

Michael Hope Agency Contractor

Paralegal/Credit Restore/Legal Researcher/Contract...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 10

FAST ACCURATE DRAFTING OF PERSONAL INJURY DEMAND LETTERS I specialize in the fast and accurate drafting of Personal Injury Demand Letters that effectively communicate the severity of your client’s injuries and property damages. The result is a demand letter that encourages fast case settlement. This Is What You And Your Client Get For Your Money! A review of your client’s medical records; A review of your client’s medical bills; A review of the accident report or other documentation of the incident; Legal research re: if law applicable to your case; The drafting of the Demand Letter (Exhibits must be provided by you and your client): The Demand Letter may include (at You and Your Client's request) discussion of: The Insurance Adjusters Contact Section; The Description of Collision Section; The Initial Symptoms Section; The Initial Treatment Section; The Substantive Treatment Section; The Causation Section; The Reasonableness of Treatment Section; The Economic Damages Section; The Long Term Effects of Diagnosed Injury Section; The Non Economic Damages Section; and The Demand Section (amount of the demand as determined by you and your client) Sections Are Added or Deleted Upon You Or Your Client's Request. The Demand Letters are/will be billed at a flat rate based on the amount of your client’s medical bills as follows: $150.00 for demands involving medical bills up to $20,000; $175.00 for medical bills between $20,001 and $50,000; and $200.00 for medical bills over $50,000. “COLLECT YOUR $JUDGMENT MONEY$ NOW!!!” IF JUDGMENT RECOVERY IF Judgment Recovery will use every method at our disposal to recover the full amount of the unpaid judgment plus any interest that has accrued since the judgment was issued, if you have a valid court awarded judgment of $1,000 or more. There is no up-front cost to you. There are no fees no hidden charges, only an agreement that a percentage of the judgment collected be paid as consignment. Ranked in top 25 Best Virtual Assistant for June and July 2009. Over 15 years of experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Legal Researcher. My strengths in the legal field are; attention to details, file management, research using databases such as Lexis Nexis and West Law, etc., analyzing, editing, and composing documents. And over 12 years providing services online as a Virtual Assistant. Over 16 years experience as a Private Detective and Operations Manager; Security and Loss Prevention. My strengths as a manager are in screening, recruiting, hiring, training, managing and maintaining a high level of employee production and performance while maintaining or exceeding a monthly corporate set P&L. Below please find a listing of some of the services that I provide: Legal Research and Writings Marketing Research Competitive Research Business Research General Research Prior Art Research Real Estate Research Draft and answers litigation (court) documents: Complaints Oppositions Requests Interrogatories Contracts and Agreements Independent Contractors Agreement Non-Disclosure Agreements Sales Rep Contracts Employment Agreements Distributor Agreements Confidentiality Agreements Technology Agreements Lease Agreements Warranty Deeds Grant Deeds Quit Claim Deeds MOU Divorce Documents Foreclosure litigation assistance Draft demand letters Customer Service Management Retail Merchant Credit Restoration Judgment Recovery Inside Sales/Customer Support Sales Processing Quality assurance calls Personal Assistant Document Conversion (PDF to Word) (Word to PDF) Title Act Review & Summary Just to name a few! Computer skills in Windows 5/98/2000/XP/Vista, Internet, Needles, ProLaw, Abacus, Microsoft Office, Corel 8, CRM, PDF to Word Conversion, Lexis Nexis, West Law, LexisOne, Claris Works, Word-Perfect and other software applications. PROFESSIONAL REMOTE SERVICE SPECIALIST My profile and portfolio is available for your review at: http://www.odesk.com/users/~~a4aaa16cdacc32d3 Complete Credit Restoration I will provide you with a 3 cycle mailing of the necessary letters; Dispute Letters, Denial Request Letter, Follow-Up Letters and Response to Frivolous Allegations Letters to get your credit scores up within a short period of time so that you will be able to accomplish all of your goals. • This Process May Remove Negative Items from Your Credit Report • This Process May Consolidate Multiple Accounts • This Process May Remove Outdated Information from Your Credit Report • This Process May Delete Unauthorized Inquires from Your Credit Report • This Process May Delete Inaccurate Information from Your Credit Report • This Process May Remove Credit Counseling Notations from Your Credit Report • This Process May Remove Unidentifiable Information from Your Credit Report • This process May Merge Inquiries • This Process May Help You Get Better Interest Rates on Credit Cards, Auto Loans or Home Loans

Associated with: Information Finders
$20.00 /hr
1,933 hours
4.84
Tabbatha Denning

Tabbatha Denning

Tabbatha Denning

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

I am currently an independent contract attorney. I work mostly in family law, but can also do other contract work. I am an excellent proofreader, and a great legal writer and researcher. This is my preferred work, but I am open to discuss anything you can throw at me. I want to expand my legal knowledge, and take on some challenging tasks in order to help my career. I have spent 6 months before law school working for a public defender. During my second summer of law school, I worked with a private family and criminal law attorney. Since I have passed the BAR in October, I have continued to work with that attorney, and I also work with a second family attorney. Feel free to contact me with your ideas or needs.

$44.44 /hr
20 hours
4.87