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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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On average, 124 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 4.69.

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Gagan Deep Mehta

Gagan Deep Mehta

Expert Lawyer - Contracts & Agreements, Legal Rese...

India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

I am a qualified, licensed attorney, conversant with the laws and legal procedures applicable to various jurisdictions in the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada, having overall experience of over 24 years in both litigation and non-litigation work. My courtroom experience encompasses civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce and family law, real estate matters, intellectual property law, personal injury cases, employment disputes, probate and estate matters, arbitration, etc. The non-litigation work experience includes review and drafting of all sorts of agreements, contracts and business documents, as well as legal research. The strong drafting skills, coupled with the exceptional command I have over English language, and an eye for detail, make me a versatile legal services provider. All my services come with the promise of top-notch quality, focussed involvement and value for money.

$28.89 /hr
1,366 hours
4.85
Ariel Humphrey

Ariel Humphrey

French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environment...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5

Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet Contract and Environmental Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk 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

$95.00 /hr
2,107 hours
4.98
S Shivaprasad

S Shivaprasad

Corporate Lawyer with expertise in Contracts/Litig...

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

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.

$20.00 /hr
1,871 hours
4.92
Deborah DeLorme

Deborah DeLorme

Trained Paralegal & Executive Administrative Servi...

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

Polished paralegal and administrative assistant who is a highly motivated, quality-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience, along with a comprehensive background in customer service, project management, planning and directing business and personal activities for all levels of management. History of outstanding performance for problem solving and ensuring customer satisfaction. Self-motivated, exercises sound, sensible judgment; highly organized and detail oriented with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Adept at setting goals, establishing priorities, managing resources, and coordinating complex activities in a broad range of areas. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Highly versatile; quickly masters new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments. Demonstrates outstanding problem solving and active listening skills; diffuse difficult customer situations with tact and diplomacy. CORE COMPETENCIES - Office Management - Confidential Correspondence - Client & Staff Communications - Management Liaison - Calendar Management - Appointment Scheduling - Document Management - Typing Speed 65 - 70 wpm - Oral & Written Communication - Process Improvement - Travel Planning - Meeting & Special Event Planning - Customer Relationship Management & Retention (Outlook & Sage Act!) - Computer Skills (MS 2003-2007-2010-2013 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Microsoft OS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7) - WestLaw & Lexis Nexis - SAP OS - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw _______________________________________ TECHNICAL SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS - MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, & OneNote) - WestLaw - Lexis Nexis - Adobe Photoshop - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw (Legal & Business Software) - Sage ACT! Pro 2011 - MS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7 -Golden Key International Honor Society - Member of the Paralegal Club - Member of the -Paralegal Honor Society - Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society - Kappa Lambda Honor -Society in Paralegal Studies - Member of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) - Member of the Philadelphia Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the Pittsburg Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - Member of the National Associations of Legal Assistants (NALA) Home Office Equipment and Software: -Private and secure Home Office - Dell Computer (less than 2 years old) w/4 GB Memory - Dual Samsung SyncMaster 24 inch monitors with 1920 x1080 Resolution (1080p Full HD) - Business Class High Speed Internet (Hardwired Broadband) - Dedicated telephone and fax line - Noise cancelling headset and microphone - 1 Terabyte backup hard drive - CyberPower PowerPane -Personal Edition 1.2.7 USP Backup Battery/Power - HP Scanner, Printer, Copier - Shredder - HTC One cell phone w/unlimited text & data liked to my email addresses providing accessibility 24/7 - Secured File Cabinets and Office - Microsoft Office Suite Professional Plus 2013 - Sage Act! Pro 2011 - SmartDraw Legal and Business Software - Adobe Air - Adobe Flash Player - Adobe Reader - Adobe Photoshop Elements - Java - Logitech Orbit AF Webcam - Logitech Vid HD - Skype - Google Docs - Dropbox

$17.22 /hr
5,893 hours
4.88
Serra E.

Serra E.

235 Jobs & 1879 Hrs at oDesk -- TOP RATED TURKISH...

Turkey - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 31

The most preferred "TOP RATED" TURKISH Sworn & Certified Translator at oDesk ! • 235 Jobs / Projects & 1879 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 235 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, etc. I am proficient and experienced in these software.

$22.22 /hr
1,879 hours
4.99
Simon Brody

Simon Brody

Outsourced Gen. Counsel: IP/Service contract attor...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 16

Simon Brody is a US licensed business and transactional attorney consistently Top Rated on oDesk and other online legal platforms. Efficient and effective choice for businesses seeking ongoing support and services related to intellectual property licensing, tech. and development contracts, internet / online service agreements and general business support provided by Outsourced General Counsel. With over 1.5k hours worked on oDesk, Kansas City-based firm Brody Law LLC, can supplement your in-house counsel by offering dedicated contract support (reviewing, revising, drafting). Outsourced General Counsel services allow Brody Law to act to as your company's legal department: from general business formation, drafting contracts and agreements, negotiating agreements, creating compliance policies, to developing strategies for Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark and International Business Transactions). Simon Brody understands the needs of growing businesses, tech firms and software developers. Whether he is developing Legal Terms of Service for your website/online service or acting as your business' attorney -- accessibility and providing confidential, professional and personable service are the key to creating lasting working relationships. Depend on Simon's diverse background in the entertainment industry, work as a professional journalist, communications director for 10,000+ member trade group. In some of his past projects, Simon has produced a successful series of legal guides for small business. His varied careers as a journalist and recording artist have made Brody a quotable source for major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Bloomberg News, Politico.com, MTV News, Alternative Press and Esquire.com. Simon's background in IP/Media Law, distinctions in Business and Transactional Law -- combined with business branding, publicity and marketing experience -- produces real-world results for your business. Simon works diligently to provide actionable advice and law related services that you and your business require in an efficient manner. Please be advised that all assistance, advice or services provided will be limited to matters arising under U.S. federal laws, regulations, international treaties, or uniform laws, including but not limited to intellectual property, telecommunications, import/export rules and e-commerce issues.

$144.44 /hr
1,507 hours
5.00
Ruhul Amin

Ruhul Amin

Web Research, Lead Generation, LinkedIn, Zoho CRM,...

Bangladesh - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

Providing 100% quality service on time and achieving employers satisfaction for every single Project. I am a hard-working, reliable, extremely well-organized, highly motivated, creative, and professional individual seeking to utilize my creative skills in Web Research, Lead Generation and Admin Assistant. I believe intensely in maintaining a strong work ethic and the importance of customer/client satisfaction. Always work very hard to fulfill the requirements of any projects. I am able to work fast and efficiently in order to meet specific deadlines. ◄░░░░►►▬▬▬ஜ۩▬۞▬۩ஜ▬▬◄◄░░░░► ►Why Should I be hired?◄ Areas of expertise (:- ►Web Research ►LinkedIn Research with Advance Search ►Data/Jigshow Contact Research. ►Rapportive. ►Google Spread Sheet and DropBox ►Advance Google Search ►Email List Building ►Lead Generation ►Lead Collection ►Sales Lead Generation ►Microsoft Excel and Office. ►Lead Generation & Web Research◄ ►Email & contact List Building ►Collect Company's Information (Direct Phone & Email Address) ►Collect Personal Information (Personal Phone & Email Address) ►Lead Collection By using Social Media & Directories ►Market Research ►Email Scraping ►Google Research ►Finding Companies email address ►Finding corporate email address ►LinkedIn ◄ ►Lead Generation ►Jobs Searching ►Daily message sending to the client ►LinkedIn Research ►Join Target LinkedIn Groups ►Sending Messages ►LinkedIn Sending Invitations ►Working tools which I usually use ◄ ►LinkedIn Executive Premium Account ►Data or Jigsaw account. Have access to collect all Phone and email. ►Salesforce Account. ►Lead411.com. Have access to collect all Phone and email. ►Rapportive for email checking. ◄░░░░►►▬▬▬ஜ۩▬۞▬۩ஜ▬▬◄◄░░░░►

$5.56 /hr
10,090 hours
4.80
Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Last active: 1 day 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
1,064 hours
5.00
Donna Y.

Donna Y.

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

Philippines - Last active: 8 hours 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
4,872 hours
4.99
Ryan Acosta

Ryan Acosta

Article Writer/Proofreader

Philippines - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 8

I'm a versatile writer who can write engaging and informative content. My focus is article writing, but I also have a firm handle on blog writing, web content writing, and rewriting. While I specialize in writing original content, I can also rewrite and refine content and I am always committed to deliver: *Killer Content *SEO-rich Text (Keyword Density & Keyword Permutation) *Proofread and Edited Content I also have experience in editing, proofreading, and email-handling/live-chat support. I am also a sophomore law student and I can produce quality content for the legal niche.

$6.67 /hr
3,033 hours
4.98