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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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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
379 hours
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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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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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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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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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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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Thomas E.

Thomas E.

Business Attorney - Outside General Counsel

United States - Last active: 11/21/2014 - Tests: 2

Thomas is a US-based, business attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. As a lawyer, business owner and entrepreneur, Thomas understands the needs of business. Each new matter is approached from two vantage points; paramount effort is given to protecting the client's legal interests yet a thorough understanding of the client's business needs is achieved so the best possible result is obtained given the attendant circumstances. Whether your company is generations old or just getting ready for take-off, Thomas stands ready to provide cost-effective help. Over the course of the past 18+ years, Thomas has represented clients in complex transactional matters involving asset sales, business start-ups, contract preparation, corporate governance and employment-related issues. Thomas' practice also includes the representation of sophisticated financial institutions engaged in the assignment of syndicated loans, bankruptcy trade claims and high yield assets. Thomas' experience drafting agreements includes, but is not limited to, the following: Finance *Purchase and Sale Agreements *Assignment and Acceptance Agreements *Bilateral/Multilateral Netting Agreements *Participation Agreements *Risk Participation Agreements *Stock Purchase Agreements *Note Purchase Agreements *LLC Unit Purchase Agreements Business *Shareholder Agreements *Articles of Incorporation *Operating Agreements *Independent Contractor Agreements *Employment Agreements *Non-Disclosure Agreements *Non-Compete Agreements *Non-Solicitation Agreements *Privacy Policies *Privacy Notices (general, HIPAA-compliant or otherwise) *Terms of Service *Vendor Agreements As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Thomas also devotes a significant amount of time to staying abreast of issues related to the handling of personal information. In today's fast-paced economy many, if not most, businesses transmit information electronically in order to facilitate transactions and better serve customers. The integration of business and technology provides tremendous advantages but also raises novel and complex legal issues. Here too, Thomas can help. On the litigation side of the coin, Thomas has experience representing clients in matters involving aviation torts, construction defects, intellectual property and sexual harassment. Thomas' varied transactional and litigation experience leave him well-suited to act as outside general counsel. In today's business climate it is not enough to have an attorney available to address current issues. Businesses need an attorney that can help them avoid problems as they grow. Thomas can act as your company's legal team, advise on day-to-day corporate matters, prepare policies and agreements and oversee outside counsel. Thomas understands that managing costs are vital to the success of any company and is ready and willing to tailor fees to accommodate your business. Let's talk!

$150.00 /hr
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