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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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George Theo

George Theo

Researcher, Professional Writer and Analyist

United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 14

I am an autonomous, results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a strong history of accomplishments and proven track record of success in various professions and academic professions. Most of my extensive experience is in the retail and food service industry, as an assistant researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as a Paralegal/Public Notary at an Established Workers Compensation and Personal Injury law firm in the Loop of Downtown Chicago. While working at the law firm I was responsible for compiling, obtaining and summarizing medical records in order to draft Chronologies/ Abstracts for hearings presented before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (I.W.C.C.). In addition, I was responsible for drafting and filing subpoenas, motions, letters of demand and settlement contracts and many other legal documents. In addition to this I was also responsible for case management of clients in all aspects form intake to settlement. I would either sign up new clients via phone or in person while having a duty to ensure correct judgment regarding compensability of claims, case evaluation, file set up, trial dates and meeting all attorney(s) deadlines. Assisting attorney(s) in corresponding and maintaining relationships with medical service providers, insurance adjustors, clients opposing counsel and many others via mail, e-mail, facsimile and telephone. While attending the University Of Illinois at Chicago I partook in two research projects. One was a research paper that was reviewed and approved by UIC’s board of criminology and presented during the lecture of a visiting Criminologist. The paper earned me the honor to graduate with High Departmental Distinction, which was titled THE POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE WAR ON DRUGS. The other research was conducted under the supervision of the Department Head, Dr. Amie Schuck. The research focused on finding a causal link between alcohol and violence in certain areas in the city of Chicago. Received IRB certification and was responsible for gathering initial data and canvasing initial research areas. I have strong written and verbal communication skills combined with enthusiasm for collaborating and learning. I love to thrive in a challenging culture and am eager to apply intuitive understanding, conceptual knowledge and various other skills attained through my personal experience. I believe that team work will always make the dream work and that empathy and great attitude will produce great outcomes. Presently, I am wrapping up the Admissions process for Law School to be attending in the fall of 2015. I love doing any and all kinds of work that present a challenge or can provide me with knowledge or the experience. Looking forward I want to live a life that is detached from any box or pre conception of what one type of career we must do. Truth is we all can do anything that even seems impossible. That is exactly what makes me want to be here, I don’t want every to be easy and monotonous, I want every day to be different and challenging.

$14.00 /hr
9 hours
Lisa Mayne

Lisa Mayne

Legal Assistant/Document Reviewer and Editor

United States - Last active: 12/26/2011 - Tests: 5

To serve clients and customers in an excellent and timely manner in the areas of customer service, editing and proofreading, legal and other research and writing, document reviewing and editing, administration and any other areas where service is needed.

$22.22 /hr
64 hours
Janine ann D.

Janine ann D. Agency Contractor

Content Moderator /Web Researcher /Administrative...

Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

I am a Researcher, Data entry and can also do Content Moderation.. I know how to use earlier versions of MS excel, MS office 2010 and other Microsoft office which i can use in Data Entry. Im a fast learner and willing to under go training..Im also familiar with posting ads that helps me to develop my typing and writing skills..I am very dependable and pride myself on punctuality and meeting deadlines..

Associated with: Researchers / Data Mining
$5.56 /hr
342 hours
Ravi Thakor

Ravi Thakor Agency Contractor

Paralegal/ Web Researcher/ Data Entry Operator/ Vi...

India - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

I am a Paralegal/Web Researcher having 5+ years experience as a Paralegal and 2+ years experience as a Web Researcher. 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, UK and other countries. I can draft/ review any contract required by you at a very competitive fee. Apart from contracts, I also attend to other legal jobs like litigation support, website legalities, etc. In litigation Support I can help you in Legal Drafting services which includes drafting of Legal Memo, Complaints, Motions, Answers to Motions, Case Summarizations, Case Analysis and Contract Drafting. I also have knowledge of operating Legal Database tools like, LexisNexis, WestLaw, PACER, AILA, BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute) and LawLogix. Thanks, Ravi

Associated with: DZiners
$4.00 /hr
461 hours
Jay Santana

Jay Santana Agency Contractor

Business Strategist, HR Wizard, and Administrative...

United States - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 23 - Portfolio: 5

To secure a position which will allow me to utilize my stellar organizational, communication, human capital, and project management skills to support the organization which hires me. The diverse combination of my academic and professional experiences provide me with a unique management style as well as understanding of the complexity of the business arena.

$16.67 /hr
4,649 hours
Jan Irwin Cosico

Jan Irwin Cosico

Seasoned Telemarketer/Lead Generation Specialist/A...

Philippines - Last active: 12/22/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

Creative, fluent and well educated. Over 10 years experience in Customer Service and Sales as an Agent, Quality Assurance Associate, and Manager/Trainer. I constantly look for challenges and strive to always make myself better physically and mentally. I am a firm believer that persistence pays of. I have VOIP capabilities so I could make phone calls in any part of the world if required.

$8.89 /hr
15 hours
Dory Ann Capangpangan

Dory Ann Capangpangan

Multi-lingual, Writer, Social Media Manager, Perso...

United States - Last active: 06/30/2014 - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 2

Specially for (but not limited to) Online Platforms, I am interested in the following positions: Clerical, Translator (German), Social Media Manager (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Blogging), Data Entry, Transcription, Tutoring (German & English), Web Content/Creative Writing, Personal and/or Legal Assistant and Project Manager. I would be very interested with positions such as ones that I mentioned above that concern and are connected with the following topics: Beauty, Health/Wellbeing, Interior & Exterior Design, Photography/Film making, Music, Roman Catholic Religion, Parenthood, DIY Etsy Crafts, Gardening, Vacation/Resorts, interesting/unconventional (Geeky) Merchandise, Fashion, Food/Culinary, Lifestyle As for offline career opportunities, I am also interested in positions such as: Legal Secretary, Interior Designer/Assistant/Intern & Vocalist/Background vocals. For potential employers who have received a link to my profile in order to review my job history and other qualifications, I would like to welcome you and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

$17.78 /hr
231 hours
Latoya Brown

Latoya Brown

Paralegal/Virtual Assistant/Legal Secretary

United States - Last active: 05/29/2013 - Tests: 4

To obtain home-based and/or virtual employment as a paralegal or administrative assistant. Over the past 5 years working as a paralegal, I have gained extensive knowledge and discipline that makes me the idea candidate to hold such positions. I pay close attention to detail. I am able to meet strenuous deadlines with accuracy. I have experience with using Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Westlaw, and Outlook. I have great computer, customer service, and communication skills. I am also proficient in providing extensive internet research. Please contact me for complete resume.

$11.11 /hr
21 hours


Hardworking Data Entry Professional,Web Researcher...

Philippines - Last active: 11/30/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Hi, my name is Rachel Anne from Cebu,Philippines. I am an Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduate (Major in Management). I am fluent in English with good written. I have the ability to work to deadlines, ability to work fast and have a good attention to detail and utilize my current knowledge in instruction and information services. To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background and ability to work well with client's. I want to impress my client of what I am doing. I am honest, hardworking, reliable, organize, self-motivated, friendly, happy and easy to work with. I would do and give my very best to secure a position that will lead to a lasting working relationship. I am looking forward to work with you.''Have a blessed day''. Thank you, Rachel Anne

$3.00 /hr
306 hours