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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 4.69.

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Lauren B.

Lauren B.

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

United States - Last active: 21 hours 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
Melanie Gueco

Melanie Gueco

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

Philippines - Last active: 21 hours 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
123 hours
4.90
Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Patent, Legal, Technical Drafting, Search, and Ana...

United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

Thank you for your posting online for patent Research and possible drafting and prosecution. The response herein is patent research and drafting expertise comprising USPTO patent agent capability with background in chemistry, electrical, computer-related technologies, computer architectures, semiconductor manufacturing, electronic commerce, integrated circuits, software and mechanical fields. I look forward to working with you. Sample work available for you includes: •Drafting more than 70 US patent applications unassisted •Prosecution for nearly 250 US patent applications •Patent applications covering various fields, including chemistry, polymer chemical/electrical engineering, biotechnology, mechanical, computer software, physics, and complex technologies • Further work over 15 years in medical technology innovative leading research organizations including bioengineering, medicine delivery systems, imaging diagnostics, and bioinformatics. A patent search, freedom to operate (FTO) analysis, drafting of an application, whether provisional or non-provisional, and subsequent prosecution can be done for with quality and in a reasonable time. Let me work with you to help satisfy all your needs regarding your idea and pursuit of a patent(s). The cost for such different patent work is open for discussion based on the scope and complexity of the desired work to be completed. I look forward to a talk together as soon as possible to understand the full scope of your patent idea(s). Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am a US citizen and reside in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. All the best! Kind regards, Jonathan Jonathan Symmes, JD, BSEE, MBA Patent and Legal Consultant Research Manila Partners San Francisco - Las Vegas – New York City - Manila, Philippines

$64.44 /hr
5 hours
4.90
Ruhul Amin

Ruhul Amin

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

Bangladesh - Last active: 21 hours 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
10,094 hours
4.80
Michelle J.

Michelle J.

Freelance Writer/Extreme Researcher

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

I am a freelance writer and contract Private Investigator with extreme research skills. My work as a Private Investigator has been a great benefit to my writing. I am able to think outside the box and see the whole picture. As well, Private Investigators are required to think on their feet. You have to create stories (pretext) every day, all day. With this in mind, I can create content on any and all subjects from interviews, or individual research. I am not limited to writing on specific topics. I can write on any topic assigned.

$35.00 /hr
49 hours
5.00
Melody D.

Melody D.

Editor, writer looking to help those with talent

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

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!

$22.22 /hr
30 hours
5.00
Nikolaos Anagnostakis

Nikolaos Anagnostakis

Business & Legal Consultant - Independent Diplomat

Greece - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

After many years working nine to five I decided to become a freelancer. My last job was in New York working for the United Nations. Creativity and imagination can not be deployed in an environment that follow rules and standard patterns. If you want to make difference, you have to fail and try again until you make it happen.

$111.11 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Caragh Doyle

Caragh Doyle

Law graduate, Proofreader, Researcher and Writer....

Ireland - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

Proofreading: -Good at concentrating for long spells -Good communicator -Comfortable working with IT -Interested in the publishing industry -A scrupulous approach to detailed work -A high level of skill in written English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation -The motivation to work on my own, and to meet deadlines -An ability to stay focused throughout an entire document, which may be long and technical -Good judgement, to gauge which changes are necessary -An ability to work within the style of the author and publisher, rather than impose my own ideas -Good interpersonal skills, to build working relationships and contacts with potential clients -Confidence with computers Research, Writing & Marketing -Developed and integrated marketing campaigns -Liaising and networking with customers -Communicating with target audiences. -Managed the production of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers and newsletters -Writing and proof reading and arranging for the effective distribution of marketing materials -Data Entry -Building Client List -Article Writing and weekly blog updates

$16.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Kyle M.

Kyle M.

CEO, Your Life

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

Knowledge and Proficiencies Obtained by Professional Experiences: Finance & Accounting Operations; SEC Reporting – 10K, 10Q, Proxy Statements; Auditing & Forensic Accounting; Financial Reporting under GAAP, IFRS, GASB & FASB Principles; Data Collection, Organization & Analysis; Budgeting & Financial Forecasting; Due Diligence Management & General Business Compliance Oversight; Personal & Corporate Tax Consulting for Corporations, LLPs, LLCs, Partnerships, C-Corporations and REITs; Completing Trades and Compiling Required Records for Investments in Real Estate, Commodities, Stocks, Bonds and Securities; Informational, Ledger & Transactional Systems Creation and Implementation; Production of Various Multimedia Presentations; Market & Competitor Sales Analysis; Strategic Marketing & Social Media Campaign Solutions; Writing, Designing, Editing and Monitoring Online Content; Responsible for the Production, Design and Logistics for Various Print Content; Advertisement Design for Print and Internet Campaigns; Projects Involving Multiple Aspects within the Commercial Real Estate Industry: Reviewing Loan Agreements, Providing Loan Amendments, Providing the Data & Calculations Required for Property and Debt Acquisitions, Financing Options and numerous Sales/Disposals/Maturities; Medical & Insurance Coding Preparation and Reviews for Diagnostic and Billing Procedures; Paralegal Duties Systems & Other Related Technical Skills: Oracle; Wall Street Office; Yardi; Citrix; Hyperion; Great Plains; IFM; Bloomberg; MS Dynamics; Edgar; Sage/Peachtree; PayPal; QuickBooks (Pro & Remote Application); Advanced Excel & Microsoft Office Skills; Building & Maintaining e-Banking Transaction Systems; Blogger – Writing, Editing, Design, Google Analytics & AdSense; Expert Internet Research & Data Collection Abilities; HTML De-Coding; Manual & Multimedia Graphic Design; Mac & PC Proficient & Dual User Education and Background: Lehigh University, B.S. Accounting & Writing. Bethlehem, PA. 2009 SAT Score Ranked in 99 Percentile; Dean's List; Honor Roll; Patriot League Honor Roll; Captain & Member. Lehigh Women's Varsity Lacrosse Team; Athlete Council Representative; Youth Athletic Program Volunteer; Business & Liberal Arts College Tutor; CPA Exam (no active license to practice) Lehigh University, Alumni Post-Graduate Professional Development Studies. Enrolled in 2013. Currently Pursuing Professional Certification within the Health IT Engineering Field Other Activities: Tutor for High School and College students across all subject areas as well as SAT and AP Test Prep and Assistance with the College Application Process Active member within local and national organizations raising awareness and funding for Colon Cancer especially among the younger generations; personal two-time patient victor against Colon Cancer TBI Survivor & activist working to provide parity for female athletes compared to their male counterparts across all initiatives related to Concussion and TBI Safety, Prevention & Education on the effects of Post Concussion Syndrome Personal Trainer

$27.78 /hr
3 hours
5.00
Vanessa McGill

Vanessa McGill

Attorney at Law

United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 1

Vanessa is a highly skilled and resourceful attorney licensed in both California and New York. She is practiced in multifarious areas of law, including intellectual property, contracts, employment law, personal injury, and immigration, amongst others. She has worked in various legal settings, from in house counsel's office to big corporate firms until she finally launched her own practice enabling her to focus intimately on client matters, offering efficient and effective services to a national client base.

$150.00 /hr
3 hours
5.00