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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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Lauren B.

Lauren B.

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

United States - Last active: 4 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
Kathy H.

Kathy H.

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago

With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

$25.00 /hr
195 hours
4.81
Melanie Gueco

Melanie Gueco

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

Philippines - Last active: 22 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
135 hours
4.90
Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

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

United States - Last active: 16 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
Lindsey E.

Lindsey E.

Legal Consultant with J.D.

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

Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

$23.00 /hr
30 hours
5.00
Tanya N.

Tanya N.

Reliable Business and Real Estate Attorney

United States - Last active: 08/27/2014 - Tests: 1

Aggressive, experienced attorney whose focus is the protection of your business. I am strategic, practical, and competent. With over 11 years of legal training and skill in leading, training, teaching, and consulting, I am adept at effectively designing solutions for my clients. I am very well-versed in contract drafting and lease review and negotiation. My work includes projects for various Fortune 500 companies.

$100.00 /hr
199 hours
5.00
Miriam Weiss

Miriam Weiss

Creator Language & Design

Spain - Last active: 05/05/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Communicate your ideas, wrap them nicely, and connect with your audience. I help people communicate in English, Spanish and German, as well as through visuals. My working languages are English, Spanish and German. I translate and create content and design that will resonate with the target audience. After all your goal is to convert your visitors into clients. I enjoy being creative and coming up with new original ideas. I love design and in addition to creating web content I am always broadening my insights on marketing effective web design. I am happy to share my knowledge and help you improve your communication. Great content is useless if nobody reads it. I am a German native speaker and nearly native in English and Spanish, as well as fluent in French. As a language learning fan I speak a few other languages on a basic or intermediate level, but English, German and Spanish have been my working languages for many years. I have a degree in law and have worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer for 6 years. But following my passions I have spent a lot of my spare time studying psychology and graphic design. Today I combine the experience I have gathered in translation, multilingual communication, and negotiation as a lawyer with the marketing, writing and design skills, to create your content.

$33.33 /hr
11 hours
5.00
Tais Calado

Tais Calado

Writer

Spain - Last active: 07/31/2014 - Tests: 4

I'm a brazilian, with a lawyer degree, currently living in Europe. I have more than ten years work experience in public law and six years experience as a portuguese teacher and as a text reviewer in portuguese. My job experience includes the production of media and internet press reviews about legal matters. Nowadays i work as a legal consultant freelancer for a brazilian lawyers office, and also, with my real passion: creative writing, in portuguese, to several customers and websites, producing articles of general matters, traveling guides, and others. I am also an experient researcher and I have great investigation skills. I have experience in market research and public relations.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Leandro B Verceles Jr

Leandro B Verceles Jr Agency Contractor

Chief Operating Officer, Licensed Lawyer, Experien...

Philippines - Last active: 12/30/2013 - Tests: 4

I am the chief operating officer, hiring and over-all staffing manager of agency .www.angelPA.com. We provide virtual assistant managerial and non-managerial services. I am also a licensed lawyer hence can undertake full time legal work. My work experiences are diverse: from brand marketing starting with Procter and Gamble Philippines and Quaker Oats Philippine Distribution Office, then a short stint as a drafter of appellate decisions for a Philippine Court of Appeals Justice, then a practicing lawyer in one of the top law firms in our country, and eventually being elected as congressman for nine years to our national legislature and as governor of my province for six years. I am now back in the private sector this time doing business in the local business processes outsourcing (bpo) and call center industry, which I had help originally design by legislative template being the principal author of the Philippine E-Commerce Act. My expertise lie in the macro appreciation and policy involving information and communications technology in the Philippines, and legal and contract writing in general. And because of my extensive experience and persuasion in the Philippine Government and as then a litigation lawyer, I can assist foreign nationals who desire to set up businesses in the Philippines, or simply to ask for legal opinions about our laws and government. I am also strong in liaising with our government officials and agencies and to basically troubleshoot on matters involving our laws and government. Look no further if you are considering setting up a call center or outsourced business within or outside the United States/Canada or overseas especially to the Philippines. I am a licensed lawyer. I can draft contracts between: 1. you and your USA/Canada online customer; 2. you and your call center or outsourced business partner; 3. your call center or outsourced business partner and his or her workers to amply protect yours and your call center and outsourced business partner's interests; and 4. many other online business related documents.

Associated with: www.angelPA.com Agency
$27.78 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Theresa D.

Theresa D. Agency Contractor

Lawyer & Legal Consultant

Philippines - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2

I worked for 8 years at a law firm based in Makati. My practice involved corporate law, litigation & government contracts. In 2008, I started working on odesk and have had the opportunity to work with clients from the UK, Canada, and the US, who were satisfied with my work quality and turn-around time. They were also kind enough to leave me positive feedback after our work has ended. Some of them, I still keep in touch with and still assist them from time to time. Please feel free to go over my profile and work history to see if I am a good candidate for the work that you require. I now work full time as Business Development Executive and Legal Counsel for a Philippine corporation. My business background and law practice complements my odesk tasks as I am able to continuously hone my legal skills and I am now able to contribute a business perspective to my odesk clients. When hiring an odesk lawyer, it might interest you to know that Philippine lawyers are post-graduates who passed bar exams patterned after the California & NY bar. Only about 20% pass the bar each year. Philippine law is also patterened after US & Spanish laws . We apply both common & civil law concepts & our legal language is English. Our method of instruction & practice, therefore, make us ideal candidates for the preparation of international standard legal documents. For individual odesk buyers or start-up companies I perform tasks on my own & work closely with them, paying particular attention to their budgets and deadlines. I also have an odesk provider company, Virtual Legal Services Group, which was created to cater to law firms abroad. VLSG is composed of RP lawyers from top schools, i.e., Ateneo & UP - schools which have produced the highest number of bar passers and top notchers in RP history. For firms based abroad looking into outsourcing workload, VLSG is poised to be of assistance. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Good luck in your business.

$25.00 /hr
905 hours
4.99