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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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Average Legal writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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James Southers

James Southers

Legal Research and Writing, Appeals & Journalism

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

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.

$55.56 /hr
63 hours
5.00
Michael Z.

Michael Z.

Legal Research and Writing Specialist

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

I am a law school graduate with extensive experience in legal research and writing, and experience writing a diverse array of different documents. I provide thorough, persuasive and concise legal writing which is meant to maximally serve the client's interests while striking the appropriate tone for the particular audience. I have experience drafting legal memoranda, appellate briefs and motions, contracts, and correspondence. My background is in US federal and New York law, and I also have professional experience in immigration law and mortgage foreclosure defense law. I am also highly proficient in conducting legal research using legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, which I have independent access to. With over 412 hours logged on oDesk and a rating of 4.66, I have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality legal research, writing, editing and proofreading services.

$16.67 /hr
412 hours
4.66
Mary R.

Mary R.

Legal Research, Writing, and Litigation Support Pr...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

I am a licensed attorney (Iowa & Florida) with over ten years of legal research and writing experience, graduated in the top 10% of my law school class, was Captain of Drake University Law School’s National Moot Court Team, and earned my MBA while completing law school. I've been self-employed as a Freelance Law Clerk for the past five years. Prior to this position, I practiced healthcare and corporate law for two years in Bradenton, Florida. I left Bradenton to accommodate my husband's career and we currently reside in California, but I work with attorneys and law firms nationwide. I've worked on projects in a variety of practice areas, including: medical malpractice, personal injury, health care compliance, corporate transactional, ERISA, family law, bankruptcy, and general business litigation. I am also experienced at drafting and editing omplex legal documents, such as pre-trial motions, supporting memoranda, client opinion letters, appellate briefs, and various transactional agreements. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working for the legal and compliance departments at a major national Professional Employer Organization – my primary responsibilities in this role are to review the PEO’s contracts and policies to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to modify the PEO’s contracts, policies, and agreements to bring them into compliance. I was also tasked with overhauling the PEO’s master service agreement – the agreement that is used with every PEO client – a project that required more than 50 hours of detailed and complex contract drafting. While the PEO’s compliance director is on maternity leave, I’ve also been hired to review and revise various contracts with clients and vendors. I am looking for additional legal research, writing, editing, and litigation support projects. Please browse my website (http://www.lrw4attorneys.com) to learn more about my qualifications and experience. PLEASE NOTE -- My Florida and Iowa bar licenses are INACTIVE. By law, I am only authorized to work for licensed attorneys - I cannot work for private individuals or provide legal advice. Any services provided through oDesk are not done in an attorney-client capacity.

$50.00 /hr
451 hours
4.91
Zain A.

Zain A.

Legal expert in writing, researching and drafting,...

Pakistan - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

I'm a Practicing Lawyer holding an English law degree. I have years of experience in the legal field. My main aim is to provide legal help in the most professional manner to suit the needs of clients. I can draft,write, research and deal with complicated legal issues. My main expertise are but not limited to do legal research, setting up foreign companies in Pakistan, labour laws, website terms of use, privacy policy, copyright, trademark and other legal related work, I try to work in the most effective manner and provide clients with the best services and communication, understanding what actually they are looking for instead of what I can do for them. Looking Forward on working with you I'm sure you won't regret it.

$75.00 /hr
67 hours
5.00
Steve D.

Steve D.

Legal Research and Writing

United States - Last active: 02/18/2013 - Tests: 2

I am a law student who is available to conduct legal research and writing assignments on your behalf. I provide the attorneys with the following: -Research federal and state case law utilizing LexisNexis on any legal issue. -Copies of cases and statutes cited in support of the main issue. -Copies of Motions and Briefs similar to your client's situation. -Template Motions relevant to your client's situation. - Precedent in any specific jurisdiction. -Treatises on specific areas of law. -Locate legal authority to support an argument. -Analysis to assist you in forming your own opinion. Tell me what you're looking for, and I'll find it. Thanks for your consideration!

$20.00 /hr
91 hours
5.00
Laura Hawn

Laura Hawn

Marketing/Legal/Customer Service/Writing/Editing

United States - Last active: 12/09/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 16

NOTE: I only accept hourly jobs unless I am the one applying. Please do not offer me fixed rate jobs. I no longer accept fixed rate. You will be wasting your time and mine if you offer me a fixed rate job. In order for me to accept a fixed rate job, I have to be the one who applied; offered fixed rate jobs will be ignored unless I actively applied. My objective is to use my skills in marketing and criminal justice to help people. I have experience in email marketing, and I am a fast learner. On the criminal justice side, I have a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. This degree can be put to work for you and your company in many ways. I can do many things with my marketing and criminal justice experience; just let me know what you need. On the writing and editing side of things, as you can see, I have much oDesk experience with both writing and editing articles. I am very detail oriented and I have a very creative mind. I strive to get my work done efficiently and in a timely manner. Contact me if you think my writing or editing skills can be useful to you. On the customer service side of things, I have over thirteen years of customer service experience, and I pride myself in providing the best customer service that I possibly can. I can handle irritable and angry customers well, as well as deal with questions and concerns that customers have. I have much experience writing BMR articles, and can write them fairly quickly. I have written literally thousands of them, and have gotten quite good at it. Though BMR is now out of business, the SEO experience I gained from writing these articles is still very useful. At this time, I am looking for a full time job. Preferably, this job will involve writing. Contact me if you think my skills can help you.

$11.11 /hr
997 hours
4.87
Charles Perry

Charles Perry

Attorney at Law

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

My goals are to continue assisting individuals and businesses with fewer than fifty employees address their legal problems, and to continue helping them prevent other legal problems from occurring. I am a lawyer, licensed in California since 1986. During this time, I have represented companies in all phases of their existence. Much of my practice is devoted to helping companies address the range of legal issues and problems that can occur (labor problems, contract disputes, tax and environmental issues, business torts, IP disputes, and the like) through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation. I have also helped businesses draft their initial agreements and organization papers, prepared and reviewed agreements needed for the conduct of their business, and represented them during the sale or winding up of their business. I also work with individuals who wish to represent themselves in resolving a variety of disputes. I help them draft court papers, I coach them on arguments to make to the judge, and I ghost-write letters and settlement documents. This part of my practice is now expanding into assisting other lawyers who have a temporary surplus of work and need experienced assistance. I also have a small trusts, estates, and tax planning practice. I run a "virtual office," meaning nearly all communication will be electronic. For my clients' convenience, I have a San Francisco telephone and fax number. This structure allows me to pass substantial reductions in attorney's fees to my clients, while still providing the quality representation of an experienced and licensed lawyer in California and federal law.

$133.33 /hr
260 hours
4.97
Diana L. Bartolotta

Diana L. Bartolotta

Small Business & Real Estate Investment Attorney

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a licensed attorney in the state of Connecticut, and I practice law virtually from my home in the Pacific Northwest. My practice focuses on real estate, contracts, and small business law. Most of my clients are entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and small business owners. I assist my clients as General Counsel and work with a network of attorneys and related professionals to handle their legal needs. PRACTICE AREAS: 1. REAL ESTATE LAW: - commercial and residential transactions - lease drafting and lease review - negotiations - Letters of Intent - title searches and title reviews - private lending - lease options - promissory notes - mortgages 2. CONTRACT LAW: - Independent Contractor Agreements - Vendor Agreements - Intellectual Property Agreements / Licensing Agreements - Terms of Service - Privacy Policies - Client Master Services Agreement - Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete Agreements (NDNCA / NDA) - Employment Agreements - Purchase & Sale Agreements - Joint Venture Agreements - contract drafting - contract review and mark-up 3. SMALL BUSINESS LAW: - compliance review and guidance: state, local, and federal laws - business formation and reporting requirements - focus on LLCs and closely-held corporations - asset protection and entity creation - general counsel / in-house counsel - network of local counsel and experts, where needed - Operating Agreements - Shareholder Agreements - Articles of Organization - Annual Reports Please contact me if you'd like to discuss more or see if we're a match to work together. Have a great day! - DLB

$125.00 /hr
137 hours
4.93
Robert H.

Robert H.

U.S./NY Attorney -Contracts-Internet & E-Commerce...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I has been a New York licensed attorney since 1979. My varied and extensive business and work experiences have given me a broad depth of knowledge. I have experience in the areas of Business Law, Contracts,Online Defamation, Legal and Scientific Research, Internet Law, Civil Litigation, Commodities Laws and Regulations, Patent Law, and Self Represented Law Consulting and Coaching. As an intellectually curious individual, I particularly enjoy research, and reviewing discovery document disclosures in civil litigation. My objective is to provide cost effective, accurate, precise, dependable legal research, analysis, and cost effective discovery document disclosure review. I also enjoy drafting and editing contracts, complaints, answers, motions and other legal documents. My goal is to develop, cultivate and maintain a consistent and mutually beneficial long term working relationship with my employers. I want to be your go-to guy. This will allow me to achieve my dream of practicing law from wherever I choose.

$66.67 /hr
729 hours
4.96
Lauren B.

Lauren B.

Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative|...

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 12

For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

$30.00 /hr
22 hours
4.97