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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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Kezia Lounel Badulid

Kezia Lounel Badulid

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

United States - Last active: 2 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
Henry Jr Echiverri

Henry Jr Echiverri

Techinical and Customer Service Oriented

Philippines - Last active: 06/26/2013 - Tests: 4

In each job from a front liner to a supervisor, I learned different ways how to handle responsibilities efficiently. I am not contended with just achieving the goal, I always go an extra mile. I am seeking a secured job that would not only enhance my knowledge and creativity, but also sustain my needs.

$3.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Marsha Ostrer

Marsha Ostrer

Trainer, Curriculum Developer, Mediator, Lawyer

United States - Last active: 01/16/2014 - Tests: 7

I am the owner of Ostrer & Associates a conflict resolution training, mediation and consulting firm for the past 25 years. O&A has provided dispute resolution training and curriculum development services to a variety of American and International clients. I specializes in entering and defusing highly charged conflicts. I am also accomplished in creating and implementing customized, skills based training programs. (See http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/Partial-Client-List.html for a list of clients.) My trainings and services have consistently exceeded consumer expectations as evidenced by her consistent trainings ratings of 4.6+ (out of 5) and testimonials from satisfied clients, See http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/Testimonials.html. I am an Attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In that capacity, I have provided legal and transaction services to business owners and entrepreneurs as well as handling a variety of real estate transaction. I spent closed to 10 years as a federal prosecutor during which time I tried close to 100 cases with a 97% conviction record. I am the owner, creator and webmaster of the http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/ and http://conflict-resolution-jobs.com websites. I also have excellent computer skills and experience. I am proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have used the three main portals: Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. I am also comfortable learning new programs as evidenced by the fact that I taught myself both HTML and CSS in order to create and design my two websites: You can read more about me at: http://www.all-things-conflict-resolution-and-adr.com/Biography-for-Marsha-A-Ostrer.html

$55.56 /hr
0 hours
4.65
Giulia Vignolo

Giulia Vignolo

Italian Lawyer (Avvocato) Attorney Legal advisor:...

Italy - Last active: 12/19/2014 - Tests: 2

I am an Italian lawyer, fluent in English, French and Spanish. I have a double degree in Italy and France. My law firm counts now 15 lawyers with different specializations (trade law, trademarks and patents, contracts, international law, visas, arbitration, administrative law, civil law, industrial law, intellectual property and brands, media law and internet law). The law firm operate in Italy and Europe since 1982 and we are just opening to the freelance community in order to be able to sell our services all around the world. Our strength is a very high professionalism and the possibility of an overall support of your business. We have a big network including public administration contacts and different kind of companies and entrepreneurs. We provide legal advise and assistance and we help our international clients in deepening their network in Italy and Europe (we have partnerships with several law firms in Paris, London, Brussels, Budapest, Madrid and Varsavia). We have particularly good conditions for Chinese citizens wishing to move to Europe, in terms of visas.

$66.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
John Pinckney

John Pinckney

Lawyer

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

Attorney, Pinckney Law Firm, Bluffton, South Carolina, 2011 to present. Bankruptcy and Tax practice in Bluffton, South Carolina. Filed bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 13 and 11 for small businesses and individuals in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Resolved Tax Controversy matters before IRS concerning Levy Releases, Offers in Compromise, Penalty Abatements, and Appeals Conferences, and discharged tax liabilities through the Bankruptcy Court.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Philip Nicolosi

Philip Nicolosi

Internet, Business & Technology Lawyer

United States - Last active: 04/13/2013 - Tests: 1

I provide legal services to individuals and businesses exclusively in the areas of business law, commercial and real estate transactions and virtually all matters related to Internet law. I handle a variety of legal matters for small businesses and start-up ventures including business organization, employment matters, general contract review/negotiation, commercial transactions, corporate governance/regulatory issues and intellectual property matters including federal trademark registration. I also provide representation to numerous Internet-based businesses with matters including website & FTC legal compliance, advertising and marketing law compliance, website agreements including membership and SaaS agreements, domain name disputes and intellectual property matters. I currently serve as corporate council to a number of small to medium sized businesses, including numerous Internet based businesses.

$155.00 /hr
6 hours
5.00
Kerry Hammon Garcia

Kerry Hammon Garcia

Litigation, Bankruptcy and Corporate Paralegal

United States - Last active: 07/30/2014 - Tests: 2

I have an office I currently work out of in downtown San Jose, and have over ten years of experience working as a bankruptcy, corporate, real estate, and litigation paralegal. I am currently working approximately 15-20 hours a week as a contract bankruptcy paralegal, and would like an additional 15 to 20 hours a week of paralegal work from another law firm or legal department to supplement my income. During my career as a paralegal, I have successfully assisted attorneys with all stages of litigation, including but not limited to, case management, discovery, legal research, motions, trial preparation, and e-filing (Pacer). Due to my excellent writing ability, I was given numerous opportunities to draft briefs, motions and other legal documents. In addition, I was responsible for numerous research projects based on my superior research skills using Lexis. I have also worked on numerous bankruptcy cases, including preparing bankruptcy petitions and schedules, bankruptcy pleadings and other documents in relation to bankruptcy cases. For three years I also worked in corporate legal departments, assisting with compliance issues for domestic and international subsidiaries, and created a global corporate calendar. In addition, I am self-motivated, a fast learner, detail oriented, a team player, and produce high quality work. In short, your firm would not regret its decision to hire me.

$38.89 /hr
5 hours
5.00
Robin S.

Robin S.

Web/eDocument Designer Researcher Writer

United States - Last active: 09/25/2014 - Tests: 1

My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give my client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and dedicated to the job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I am a web and document designer. as well as a documentary photographer and writer. I create websites for book authors and newspapers along with providing content along with research and reporting for clients needs.

$45.00 /hr
6 hours
5.00
Janice B.

Janice B.

Legal Researcher and Editor

United States - Last active: 07/10/2013 - Tests: 3

I am a former Lexis editor and have taught Legal Research and Writing. I have excellent research, writing, and editing skills. I have experience working with small businesses for their contracts, compliance, and human resource needs. I am a skilled investigator, having done so for civil rights and lawyer disciplinary proceedings. My turnaround time is very quick, depending on the order and urgency of requests received. I can bill my time at either an hourly rate or a fixed fee per size and scope of the project.

$50.00 /hr
2 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