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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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Darwin Anhao

Darwin Anhao

Writer and Legal Research

Philippines - Last active: 10/19/2014

I am a man with easy-to-learn habit/ability.I am a policeman (PNP) and is currently the Investigator and a Prosecutor of Bindoy Police Station, Bindoy, Neg Or., Philippines.Should I be hired,I may be more efficient in this particular field of work.

$3.33 /hr
452 hours
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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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Cornelia M.

Cornelia M.

Legal writing, legal research

Vanuatu - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

• Energetic, team-focused lawyer with more than 10 years of legal practice experience, including expertise in diverse areas of law. • Motivated self-starter well versed in legal, regulatory analysis. • Experienced in case management, factual investigation, case development/preparation, litigation, pre-litigation, case analysis, and client advisory matters. • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communicator performing well both independently and as a team member. • Skilled legal researcher who also excels at computer-based and non-computer-based legal, technical, and scientific research. • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. • Fully bilingual (English-French).

$68.00 /hr
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Joanna Suarez

Joanna Suarez

International Intellectual Property Attorney

Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2

I am an international intellectual property (IP) attorney with dual practice admissions to New York and the Philippines. Professionally, my core competencies include handling multi-jurisdictional IP non-contentious, contentious, enforcement and other IP matters, culled from my private practice experience in Hong Kong and in-house experience with Colgate-Palmolive Company in New York. At present, I am a Legal Consultant and Political Affairs Officers for the Philippine Congress where I advise on various legal and regulatory matters. As for my academics, I have a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and Masters of Laws (L.LM.) degrees in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University and in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in New York.

$35.00 /hr
381 hours
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Scott Weiner

Scott Weiner

Attorney, Startup Expert, Writer, Entrepreneur

United States - Last active: 15 days ago

I am a seasoned, experienced leader with over 15 years of demonstrated success as a CEO, Financial Trader, Chief Legal Officer, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Foreclosure Mediator, Commercial Arbitrator and Attorney representing both individuals and major corporations. As a critical thinker with notable analytical and decision-making skills, I am well-versed in resolving complex legal cases and combining business planning, analysis, and team leadership experience to effectively manage business operations. I am also highly skilled in interpreting policies, procedures, concepts, practices, and their linkage to legal strategy. I am currently seeking a challenging new position offering the opportunity to impart my advanced knowledge and experience. I am recognized as a natural and articulate communicator with exceptional interpersonal communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship-building skills. I am talented in fostering high-performing, motivated, and focused teams through training, advisement, mentoring, and professional development. I continually focus on assessing performance, identifying improvement areas, and implementing action plans. It is my driven work ethic and developed skills that has enabled me to achieve outstanding results throughout my career. Furthermore, my accomplishments have allowed me to earn the respect and admiration of my superiors, colleagues, and partners.

$40.00 /hr
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Jason Zhou

Jason Zhou

Corporate and IP Attorney

China - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

Let my 3+ years of experience as an associate help you present your business in the best light. My background knowledge is diverse to include legal, computer science and finance. If you need professional advice on market entry and legal issues in China, let me help! All work is strictly confidential.

$250.00 /hr
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Luke W.

Luke W.

Legal, Writing and Research Expert

Australia - Last active: 3 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: 6 days 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
0 hours
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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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