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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.68.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • 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

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 132 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 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
  • .Net,Java and c++ Developer,yelp, ebay and amazon scraper specialist

    Over the past 3 years, I have developed scraping tools, crawlers and Mobile applications. My major specialties are : - cocos 2dx games developer -Java,Groovy, C#, ASP.Net,Android, C++ -MySQL, HTML(5)/CSS3/JavaScript/Ajax/JQuery, -Data Scrapping, Web Crawler … more

    Over the past 3 years, I have developed scraping tools, crawlers and Mobile applications. My major specialties are : - cocos 2dx games developer -Java,Groovy, C#, ASP.Net,Android, C++ -MySQL, HTML(5)/CSS3/JavaScript/Ajax/JQuery, -Data Scrapping, Web Crawler, -ebay and amazone scraping specialist -MVC framework -LinkedIn, tweeter, Facebook, yelp, bbb.org, ebay and Amazon scraping specialist. -free/expired domain finder applications,  less

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    • $12.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 143 HOURS
    • PAKISTAN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent Search | Patent Drafting | Patent Drawings | Patent Filing

    I have an experience of 8 years and I am working with US patent attorneys for last 4 years. I have a thorough knowledge of US, EP and IN patent law. I have experience in all fields of patent support … more

    I have an experience of 8 years and I am working with US patent attorneys for last 4 years. I have a thorough knowledge of US, EP and IN patent law. I have experience in all fields of patent support services that includes prior art search, patent application drafting (provisional/ non-provisional), patent drawings, invalidation search, infringement analysis, patent portfolio analysis and patent landscape. I can create customize solutions as per my client's needs and as per their budget and expectations. I have professional delivery formats that are as per US & EP patent attorneys and meets their professional requirements. If you need assistance regarding any patent related matter, please feel free to contact me for cost free proposal and consultation.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 915 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • eBook Writer, Blogger and Editor with a Sarcastic Sense of Humor

    If you're looking for mediocre quality, I am NOT your person. I enjoy working with minimal supervision, and strive to do my best with the job that I take on. I am well aware of my responsibilities towards my … more

    If you're looking for mediocre quality, I am NOT your person. I enjoy working with minimal supervision, and strive to do my best with the job that I take on. I am well aware of my responsibilities towards my clients; making me a suitable candidate for possible vacancies. Why me? I've always given my best, the feedback on my profile will vouch for my professionalism. I look forward to working with you on your projects! My Website: http://freelancerninja.webnode.com/  less

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    • $7.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 243 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 8 TESTS
  • Senior freelance Legal Translator & Consultant.

    Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/to ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web … more

    Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/to ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web site Content, Apps. - General English (Various Documents). - Transcription with good accurate skills. - Web researcher in both languages (English&Arabic). - Legal writing of various contracts and agreements. Legal consulting & Advising. - Very careful to provide high-quality service. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning to freelancers on oDesk: This overview is mine. I created on my own about myself. Kindly create your own overview and do not copy mine and paste it on your profile. Talk about yourself in you own way, about what you can do, because honesty is your best chance to get to the fullest. Happy working.  less

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    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 925 HOURS
    • EGYPT
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • Business Management, Paralegal, Virtual Assistant

    I have years of experience in the fields of legal and business. I am a Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, Associates in Paralegal Studies and an anticipated MBA in Business Management. I have worked as … more

    I have years of experience in the fields of legal and business. I am a Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, Associates in Paralegal Studies and an anticipated MBA in Business Management. I have worked as a business paralegal for years licensing collection agencies and filing business documents. I have expertise in drafting filings for regulatory matters and legal matters. My skills include writing, business management, general virtual assistance, legal assistance, drafting pleading and legal documentation, legal research, etc. I have various administrative skills that will help me to excel even in positions outside of the legal realm. I have an excellent 10 key speed and I type 80 wpm. I would make an excellent candidate for a reasonable rate.  less

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    • $8.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Writer, Researcher, licensed psychotherapist, voice teacher, lawyer

    I really enjoy research and writing. As an attorney, over the past twenty years I have honed my skills in that area. In the past year, I have begun to add creative writing skills and would like to continue in … more

    I really enjoy research and writing. As an attorney, over the past twenty years I have honed my skills in that area. In the past year, I have begun to add creative writing skills and would like to continue in this area as well. My core skills lie within several divergent areas: I am an excellent researcher and writer. I am also a licensed psychotherapist and am well versed in technical areas within the psychology field. Finally, I am an excellent singer and voice teacher and am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 11 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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