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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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Luke W.

Luke W.

Legal, Writing and Research Expert

Australia - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2

I am an admitted Australian Lawyer* with Bachelor Degrees in Law and Arts (Political Science and History), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and undertaking post-graduate research qualifications in Political Science. I have broad academic and work experience in criminal, civil, planning and environment, bankruptcy, human rights, industrial, immigration, administrative, native title and international trade law. I have also worked as an aide to the Attorney-General of Australia and am currently writing a dissertation/thesis in political science. My particular interests include American, Australian, Canadian and British law, history and politics. I am currently working on a series of articles comparing Australian and Canadian native title laws, which are to be published in a Canadian law journal. My extra-curricular interests are wide and varied. They include sport, history, literature and music (popular, classical, folk and independent). I am therefore happy to write about virtually any topic and can soon get a grasp of any field that I'm not conversant in. I am on oDesk in order to gain working capital for further study and to establish my own business as a barrister and advocate. I aim to please and gain a sense of satisfaction from delivering good work on time. *NB: I do not currently hold a practising certificate in Queensland nor do I hold professional indemnity insurance. I am therefore unable to engage in work that might be considered to be "legal practice" in any Australian jurisdiction.

$23.00 /hr
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Safuan S.

Safuan S.

Legal Writing, Legal Research

Malaysia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

I provide legal research and legal writing for my clients and I could myself available for up to 30 hours a week. I have the necessary legal background to do the job with nearly 15 years of experience in legal practice.

$85.56 /hr
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Eric Samuel Mancías González

Eric Samuel Mancías González

Mexican Attorney and Translator.

United States - Last active: 02/19/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Licensed Mexican Attorney, based in USA and Mexico, with more than ten years of experience in Mexican courts and with Mexican government agencies. My goal is to provide legal counsel, advice and analysis in Mexican Law to foreigners and Mexicans living abroad, that want to carry out any legal or business procedure in Mexico. My extensive contacts in Mexico, both in the Public and Private sector, would be highly beneficial to you. My resourcefulness will show immensely favorable to any legal or business successful outcome. I also provide Translation services from English to Spanish and vice versa; and can function as Sales or Buyer agent in Mexico and Latin America markets for your products or services. Legal Counseling in Mexican Law in the following areas: Civil Law: Contract drafting and analysis. Litigation. Business Law: Business Incorporation. Real Estate Law: Buying land, Real Estate Litigation, Title search of Mexican land. Notarial Law: The Law that regulates the acts of a Notario Publico en Mexico. In Mexico, the incorporation of every company, the buying and selling of all types of real estate, the establishment of deeds and wills, the creation of mortgages, among other transactions, must be recorded by a Notario Publico. Foreign Investment Law: Regulations for investing in Mexico. Patent Law: Trademark and Patent registration before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. Customs Law: Import/Exports of goods to and from Mexico. Immigration Law: Applications for Mexican visas (Non Immigrant, Immigrant) Family Law: Divorces, Adoptions Probate Law: Wills, Litigation Obtaining evidence in Mexico. Enforcing Judgments in Mexico. Identifying potential clients for your business in Mexico and Latin America. Translation English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Portuguese spoken.

$33.33 /hr
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Iriani Z.

Iriani Z.

CSR Adviser, Writer, Social Impact and Legal Resea...

Malaysia - Last active: 01/08/2014 - Tests: 2

Having recently completed my Masters degree, I have been keen on looking for different opportunities. I would love to work with an organization that I can grow with, learn from and in turn, contribute to. As an experienced program manager for corporate responsibility and community development, I also enjoy research and feel that my real calling is in writing - I was potentially a writer in a past life. :) With a gift for the gab and a love of talking in general, I have also been a trainer and am reasonably adept at developing training programs and helping with public speaking and presentations. So if there are any like minded folks out there who would like to work with a cheerful and energetic individual (i.e. moi), we could have a chat and explore the possibilities.

$33.33 /hr
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Ana Malave

Ana Malave

United States - Last active: 01/19/2014 - Tests: 5

I am a U.S. Attorney admitted to the Florida Bar and to the District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. I have experience in civil litigation and drafting of pleadings and motions related but not limited to Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Contracts and ADA Compliance. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

$33.33 /hr
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Jere A.

Jere A.

Editor, Researcher, Attorney

United States - Last active: 07/11/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I am a scholar and an attorney with a love of the written word. As a doctoral candidate, I have written scholarly articles, creative essays, grant proposals and web content. I've worked as a Writing Consultant, a proofreader and editor, and also transcribed films and indexed books. I enjoy using my skills of editing and writing to create inspiring content for clients. *I am familiar with MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian citation styles. *I'm especially interested in content relating to arts, culture, environmental issues, lifestyle and spirituality. *Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked as an attorney for twelve years in the areas of real estate, corporate, nonprofit and intellectual property law.

$66.66 /hr
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J.P. Anstine

J.P. Anstine

Healthcare Lawyer

United States - Last active: 10/08/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I am a healthcare lawyer with significant industry knowledge of the U.S. health care market. For the past 15 years, I have consulted on a number of regulatory issues involving hospital inpatient and outpatient services, physician services, skilled nursing, home health, hospice, durable medical equipment (“DME”), third party reimbursement, federal and state licensure, scope of practice, professional services agreements, hospital and medical staff bylaws, peer review, tax exemption, physician practice acquisition, compliance programs, fraud and abuse, EMTALA and HIPAA to name a few. I have worked on the managed care side and provider side, for large non-profit health systems and a small physician-owned entity. In tackling various legal and operational issues for these diverse organizations, I have a deep understanding of the business of healthcare and the regulations that govern the industry.

$55.56 /hr
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MariaCristina Atendido

MariaCristina Atendido

Research and Legal Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 07/25/2014 - Tests: 2

I write affidavits and pleadings and do legal research for lawyers who need an extra help. I have been doing it for seven years as I am a lawyer myself. I have worked with other lawyers to write pleadings, motions and affidavits. I have also worked as a law clerk in the Philippine Supreme Court and in the Philippine Court of Appeals. Right now, I do freelance legal writing so I can have more time with my little one.

$55.56 /hr
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Margaret Harrington

Margaret Harrington

Civil Litigation and Real Estate Attorney

United States - Last active: 09/12/2014 - Tests: 2

With over 20 years experience as a trial lawyer in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as my LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law, I recently opened my own law office in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. As the owner, I have a wonderful space to work for various clients in all areas of civil litigation, plaintiff and defense, as well as real estate and property issues . I recently completed 60 hours of Real Estate Courses in Pennsylvania to be sure I was updated. As an attorney, I can offer services in the areas of document drafting, editing and review, plus document analysis and summaries. I can also attend depositions, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, motions, bench and jury trials, as well as real estate inspections and closings. In addition, I am licensed as a notary public in Pennsylvania and share space with a Title Company, which supports the efficient and professional completion of Real Estate and Property work. My experience offers quality and professional work with an equal balance of plaintiff, defense and transactional work. I look forward to being able to work with diverse companies and individuals as my practice continues to grow.

$135.00 /hr
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Wes N.

Wes N.

Policy Analyst, Management Consultant, and Expert...

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

CORE COMPETENCIES • Highly skilled in policy analysis, drafting articles and memoranda, and open source research; • Considered a “rock star researcher” by former clients; EXPERIENCE • Over 9 years as a researcher, strategic planner, and marketing and management consultant for a small, privately held accounting firm; • 2 years in the public sector as an analyst and researcher for the White House, the U.S. Department of State (Headquarters), the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and the U.S. Navy; • 3 years as an international legal and business English instructor, and as financial English textbook co-author; • 2 years as a teaching and research assistant for two graduate-level policy courses (macroeconomics, and trade/globalization/business); SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE: • Functional areas: foreign affairs; macroeconomic analysis; microeconomic analysis; trade; foreign direct investment; security; financial management; performance management; political affairs; public policy; business; small and medium enterprises; privatization; infrastructure; aviation; travel; hospitality; athletics; et al; • Regional areas: Russia; Europe; Eurasia; South and Central Asia; Middle East; North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; China; South America; and North America.

$44.44 /hr
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