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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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Petya Petkova

Petya Petkova Agency Contractor

5 y experience in Legal assistance,Consultant,Data...

Bulgaria - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I have worked mostly as an administrative and legal assistant for over 5 years and my objective is to provide accurate, precise and dependable legal research, document writing and editing, and general support in a wide variety of legal and many other areas. My expertise is in administrative support, scheduling and planning. I have solid experience in preparing and translating contracts, letters of attorney and other documents in English and Russian. I am extremely conscious of deadlines. I form excellent relationships with clients and they can always rely on me to be there when they need assistance. Loyalty and confidentiality are guaranteed.

Associated with: ODESK LEGAL SERVICES
$12.00 /hr
20 hours
5.00
Rochelle Baron

Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administra...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 20 years experience as a legal assistant, specializing in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate. My experience ranges from property title research and analysis, document preparation and closing and settlement preparation and disbursement. I also have experience with probate and corporate document preparation. I enjoy using my experience to work in a virtual setting, providing legal research and document services for a variety of companies.

$22.00 /hr
2,001 hours
5.00
Muhammad Amjad

Muhammad Amjad

Compliance (AML) & Fraud Investigator - Legal Rese...

France - Last active: 11/02/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Four years of strong experience in anti-money laundering regimes including FATF, EU AML Directives, Swiss FINMA, Belgian CTIF-CFI, US Patriot ACT, UK AML regimes SOCA & NCA, Traitement du Renseignement et Action Contre les Circuits Financiers Clandestins (‘TRACFIN’) French Regulatory authority, E-money industrial compliance, internal regulatory frameworks, solid experience in fraud investigations, legal research, drafting, evidence reviewing, corporate documentation, document analysis, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), business acumen, multi-lingual with near native level in English, fluent French, and excellent report writing skills in English, with a publication at an EU institute.

$83.33 /hr
20 hours
5.00
Laurel K.

Laurel K.

Professional Editor, Published Writer; FAST, effic...

United States - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

More than 20 years of professional experience in writing, editing, and proofreading! I am a PUBLISHED writer of hundreds of articles, websites, short stories, and books. Recent written work includes lengthy academic writing (APA, Harvard, MLA, ACS), historical research, how-to book, legal articles, and fiction in numerous genres. As a meticulous, disciplined professional, I will quickly and accurately provide you with expertise in proofreading, editing, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and research. With a BA in English you can be assured I have advanced skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and complex linguistic structure. If you want expertise, speed, and quality in a writer, look no more!

$35.56 /hr
179 hours
4.94
Brad Binkley

Brad Binkley

Understanding The Emotional Needs Of Your Customer...

United States - Last active: 05/03/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

The way your business is set up, the approaches you take, the communication between those you work with, the way the coffee is made in the morning, and every small or large aspect of your business affects the product or service your customers or clients receive. I specialize in understanding the emotions and unique perspectives that drive your customers and clients to make decisions. That way you can make sure all of your actions are taken with a direct purpose that will exceed the expectations of those most important to the success of your business, your clients and customers. I combine my background as an award winning persuasive writer, television and commercial actor, speech writer, and stand up comedian to provide an understanding of business and the emotions of people. This enables me to help you provide every customer with the feeling necessary to gain their confidence right away, the feeling of being truly understood.

$55.56 /hr
463 hours
4.88
Daniel Rosenbaum

Daniel Rosenbaum

Attorney at Law

United States - Last active: 12/19/2014 - Tests: 3

Member of the Illinois Bar and graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and DePaul University (B.A.) I have extensive experience in corporate law, securities and consumer law. I have filed Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Operating Procedures, Securities, UCC documents, and tax preparation. Additionally, I have experience as a litigator in both the Family Court setting and the Criminal Court settings. I have a keen eye for detail, exceptional writing skills and can organize just about anything.

$50.00 /hr
56 hours
4.58
Longjam Singh

Longjam Singh

Independent Legal Researcher/Briefing & Contract W...

India - Last active: 11/01/2014 - Tests: 1

An independent attorney having more than 8 years of experience in legal research and writing. I also have an extensive experience in drafting and reviewing of various agreements and corporate transactional documents. I have been providing my services to various clients particularly based in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe. My aim is to excel in all endeavors and to contribute to the fullest of my abilities and skills in gaining client's expectations by providing the following services: Writing legal memorandums involving simple to multiple issues; Drafting various litigation documents (motions, pleading, response, complaint, appellate brief, habeas corpus, etc.) in both civil and criminal matters including immigration matters; Drafting/reviewing various agreements like Partnership Agreement, Investment agreement, NDA, Revenue Sharing Agreement, Service and IT Agreement, Languages Services Agreement, Employment Agreement, Independent Sales Agreement, etc. ; Multi-jurisdictional survey for regulatory/statutory and policy compliance; Briefing & summarizing various case laws and bills (including bills related to SEC); Deposition summary; Litigation and Discovery Document review; online due diligence, giving legal advice to company's management team, corporate compliance; Drafting memorandum of understandings; website privacy policy, terms and condition, content writing, legal articles, blog, academic writing; Drafting trademark search and basic patent search report.

$24.44 /hr
1,237 hours
4.90
Anke Moen

Anke Moen

Dutch language services

Spain - Last active: 09/08/2014 - Tests: 6

I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

$20.00 /hr
246 hours
5.00
Daniel Johnsen

Daniel Johnsen

US Corporate Attorney with MBA

United States - Last active: 05/25/2014 - Tests: 1

I am an extremely adept legal writer and researcher, with over 4 years experience helping companies meet their legal needs. I am persistent in my work, very detail oriented, and I always keep your needs in mind. My additional background in Finance and International Business allows me to manage technical and complex tasks in many areas in which other attorneys are weak. I will not stop until the job is done to your satisfaction! I can help you with: - Legal drafting - including a wide variety of business contracts, corporate policy, employee handbooks, and legal briefs - Legal research - including researching case law, federal and state regulation, and international law - Document review - including e-discovery, contract review, and litigation support - Contract negotiation - Business analysis - Financial analysis

$40.00 /hr
353 hours
5.00
Trang Tran

Trang Tran

IFRS and VAS Accounting/ Financial Advisory/ Vietn...

Vietnam - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 5-years working as an auditor in a Big-4 Audit Firm. With deep knowledge in accounting (both local and internation standard) and tax, I would provide you exceptional service in reasonable time. Besides, I am also a freelance tax reseacher for an UK consulting firm. I highly perfer assignment related to Vietnam finance/tax issues.

$50.00 /hr
25 hours
5.00