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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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Salman Saleem

Salman Saleem

Advocate and Legal Advisor

Australia - Last active: 07/16/2014 - Tests: 1

Experienced working in corporate law firms where I handled complex corporate matters involving intrusive financial transactions. While assisting a senior partner, I gained valuable legal exposure by representing clients before competition commission, banking courts, civil courts, drug courts, tax authorities, family courts, tribunals for land revenue, labor courts, arbitration's and disciplinary inquiries. I was part of the team providing legal support to Federal Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board, Pakistan Dairy Development Company, EXPO Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines and Punjab Industrial Estate etc. I have a strong academic record, proven by my Gold Medal which I received for securing the highest marks in annual law examinations. In 2009, I applied for and started my LLM degree at University of Oslo Norway and graduated with honors in 2012. I penned my thesis titled “Economic Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for developing countries like Pakistan” under the auspices of Professor Jon Bing and was awarded with an 'A' grade – the highest grade possible.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Moira Kulik

Moira Kulik

Expert Writer/Editor with Eight Years' Legal Exper...

United States - Last active: 08/29/2014 - Tests: 2

My goal is to find a flexible freelance position or a series of freelance projects that make use of my extensive writing experience. I have excellent writing and grammar skills and I already have experience in managing a part-time writing job on top of a full-time work schedule. For the past 8 years, I have worked part-time as the Pleadings Editor for the LexisNexis Mealey's Group Report on Labor and Employment Law, a Reed Elsevier publication, while working full-time as an attorney. Initially, beginning in August 2006, I served as the only Research and Writing Specialist, which is an appellate attorney position, for the Federal Defender in the U.S. District of Delaware. There, I composed all briefs, motions, sentencing memoranda, and other written materials for the District Court, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court that were produced by my office. I moved on in February 2007 to a position as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the most prestigious public defender service in the country. I spent 5 and a half years there, handling thousands of criminal cases on behalf of the indigent at all levels of the Philadelphia criminal justice system, and 2 of my years were spent in the Major Trial Unit where I worked on complex felonies. A good deal of my work involved juvenile justice and mental health. I wrote extensively as a part of that job, and served as a member of the in-house continuing legal education faculty. From the Defender Association, I moved on to a practice in labor and ERISA law at Jennings Sigmond, P.C., where I represented labor unions and their members in state and federal court, at grievance arbitration, and before various state and local agencies. I also engaged in extensive civil litigation on behalf of ERISA-regulated employee benefit funds to protect union members' health and retirement benefits. The majority of my time at the firm was spent writing lengthy briefs, motions, and pleadings of all kinds. I graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2001 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Russian Language, and earned my J.D. at Temple University in 2006. I served as a teaching assistant to the director of Temple's legal research and writing department, one of the best in the country, for two years during law school, and won the prize for best paper in constitutional law at graduation. This fall, I will be pursuing a Master's in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College.

$38.89 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Bhavya Jain

Bhavya Jain

LLB. Hons, LPC (expert document reviewer)

United Kingdom - Last active: 08/08/2014

I am a law graduate from a top russell group university (University of Bristol). I have also finished my LPC and am working for an immigration consultancy firm in Central London. I have done various work experiences at top law firms around the world and have gained considerable legal experience. I am fluent in english and most of my experience has involved drafting or reviewing legal and business documents.

$30.00 /hr
3 hours
5.00
Jack Downie

Jack Downie

Attorney

United States - Last active: 03/18/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I'm an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. I am a general practitioner. I mainly focus on Criminal Law, Family Law, Social Security Disability, Constitutional Law, Bankruptcy, Contract work, and Estate planning. Before attending Law school, I was a kayak guide on Saint Simons Island Georgia. I am interested in automotives. I currently drive a 2013 Tacoma 4x4 and enjoy off roading in nature. I have traveled to many different countries around the world. I enjoy reading and writing. I write fiction stories in my spare time.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
ZL Samson

ZL Samson

Skilled Patent Searcher and Prior Art Researcher

Canada - Last active: 06/17/2014 - Tests: 1

My work involves searching prior art and patent databases for inventors, investors and law firms intending to file a patent or patents. This is a good first step for anyone thinking of protecting their intellectual property, looking for investors, or wanting to learn more about their competition. My research covers patent databases, and can also involve non patent literature for an additional cost. I can also search possible investors, collecting contact details, as well as competitors, so you have a full picture of licensing possibilities. Purely focused on providing quality prior art searches while keeping the service affordable for the sole inventor, you can be sure I'm qualified to bring you relevant results. Background experience involves having worked within a patent firm, PhD in physics, Intellectual Property Analyst for Marblar and running my own company that focuses on Prior Art. I've joined ODesk to expand my potential reach and be easy-to-find for possible clients.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Mirsada Stasevic

Mirsada Stasevic

Immigration Lawyer

Canada - Last active: 03/23/2014

internationally trained lawyer who practiced in both civil and common law systems. Mirsada graduated in 1998 from the Law School, University of Belgrade and following her relocation to Canada received a Master of Laws Degree in 1999 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 2002. In 2003, Practiced family, immigration, labour, employment, corporate and commercial law. Focus on legal research and writing. Interpreter for Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian?Montenegrian

$55.56 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Sammy Aquino

Sammy Aquino

"Market Analyst / Research and Project Consultant...

Philippines - Last active: 01/06/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

With my previous experience in various roles, I believe I am a competitive candidate for the outsourcing position with your organization. My contributions to each of my employers have concrete results, satisfied clients, and impressive projects which proved my reliability and ability to complete projects on-time and within budget. It is also my desire to be involved in researches, project developments, outsourcing and online opportunities which I considered to contribute a lot in my career path.

$5.56 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Cedric S.

Cedric S.

Experienced and Well Credentialed Attorney

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5

I graduated with a 3.6 GPA, in the top 10 percent of his class at USC. I then worked for a prestigious law firm, O'Melveny and Myers, before joining the Orange County Public Defender's Office until February 2008 to November 2008. I established my own own practice in November 2008, and have dealt with all different types of cases since then, dealing primarily with employment law, criminal defense law, contract law, and personal injury law.

$100.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Senior Project Manager

Spain - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

Qualified Solicitor with in-depth knowledge of Spanish real estate law, planning and legislation. Senior Account Manager, extensive experience in Online Gaming, Market Research and digital communication. Senior Project Manager for International Market Research Company Bilingual, global citizen with a nuanced understanding of cultural distinctions. My goal is to use my skills and knowledge where they would be best put to use. I am dedicated, professional and ambitious with a great sense of humour.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Kezia Lounel Badulid

Kezia Lounel Badulid

Certified Geek (Project Manager, Researcher, Train...

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 17

"HONOR & EXCELLENCE!" - living up to the UP Motto • Highly detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational and communication skills • Superb Project Management, Event Organizing, problem solving & prevention skills • Experience in Business Planning & Development utilizing strong research skills • Type 80 wpm, expert level in all MS-Office programs and Google applications • Highly tech-savvy, with long experience in computer troubleshooting and repair, computer assembly and setup, technical support (and tutorial) over the phone and over the internet • Skilled in website development (HTML, Content Management Systems and a little PHP & MySQL), web hosting, search engine optimization, and publishing; and adept in various computer softwares, such as MS-DOS, Windows 9X, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 7, MS-Office, mIRC, Adobe Pagemaker & Photoshop, SPSS, and many others • Two decades of intermittent legal assistant experience in the Philippines, doing online legal research and drafting all kinds of contracts, extrajudicial settlements, affidavits, pleadings, etc. • Knowledgeable in the patent industry, including but not limited to collecting and collating US (mostly from USPTO PAIR) & foreign patent documents, making patent family maps & diagrams, monitoring litigations and analysis & data extraction from litigation documents • Fluent in English, Filipino, Waray & Cebuano, with a customer satisfaction focus • Resume available at http://bookwormkezia.net/Kezia_Resume.pdf • Latest LinkedIn Profile at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kezia-lounel-badulid/36/435/316

$40.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00