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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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Average Legal Research Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal Research oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.68.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Lawyer

    I am a licensed attorney based in India. I possess an eye for detail, excellent analytical ability, English writing skills and 12 plus years of experience in contract drafting, legal research and litigation. My goal is to provide you with … more

    I am a licensed attorney based in India. I possess an eye for detail, excellent analytical ability, English writing skills and 12 plus years of experience in contract drafting, legal research and litigation. My goal is to provide you with high quality Contract Drafting and Legal Research services. CONTRACT DRAFTING: I specialize in Indian Contract and business laws and possess excellent knowledge of Contract and Business Laws of countries including USA and commonwealth countries like Canada, UK, Australia and Singapore. I possess rich experience in drafting, reviewing, editing and proof reading contracts and documents in the following areas: 1. Internet based businesses (E-commerce websites, information based websites in different sectors like Social Networking, health, tourism, finance, Software Solutions etc.) 2. General Business contracts like Outsourcing Contract, Distributorship, Supply, Joint Venture, Partnership, Employment, Work for Hire, Independent Contractor, Referral Contracts etc in various industries like Software, Health, Mortgage and Automobiles etc. 3. Software Contracts like Software Development, Software Licensing (EULA, SAAS), Service Level Agreements etc 4. Entertainment Industry like Music Licensing Agreement, Design and development agreements (Videos, Music etc.), model release agreements, Work for Hire etc. 5. Legal notices and letters. You will profit from my knowledge, legal expertise and rich experience as I will provide you with clear, precise and comprehensive legal contracts and documents customized exactly according to your specific needs and requirements. LEGAL RESEARCH AND LITIGATION I have excellent skills, ability and experience to do cogent legal and factual analysis. I am successfully handling civil and business cases in Indian Courts. You will profit from my analytical abilities and research skills as I will provide you with the correct factual and legal position, suggest the best plan of action and precise case documents supported by relevant case laws. Your welfare and benefit is the most important consideration for me. AVNISH GUPTA  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 847 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Attorney at Law

    My goals are to continue assisting individuals and businesses with fewer than fifty employees address their legal problems, and to continue helping them prevent other legal problems from occurring. I am a lawyer, licensed in California since 1986. During this … more

    My goals are to continue assisting individuals and businesses with fewer than fifty employees address their legal problems, and to continue helping them prevent other legal problems from occurring. I am a lawyer, licensed in California since 1986. During this time, I have represented companies in all phases of their existence. Much of my practice is devoted to helping companies address the range of legal issues and problems that can occur (labor problems, contract disputes, tax and environmental issues, business torts, IP disputes, and the like) through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation. I have also helped businesses draft their initial agreements and organization papers, prepared and reviewed agreements needed for the conduct of their business, and represented them during the sale or winding up of their business. I also work with individuals who wish to represent themselves in resolving a variety of disputes. I help them draft court papers, I coach them on arguments to make to the judge, and I ghost-write letters and settlement documents. This part of my practice is now expanding into assisting other lawyers who have a temporary surplus of work and need experienced assistance. I also have a small trusts, estates, and tax planning practice. I run a "virtual office," meaning nearly all communication will be electronic. For my clients' convenience, I have a San Francisco telephone and fax number. This structure allows me to pass substantial reductions in attorney's fees to my clients, while still providing the quality representation of an experienced and licensed lawyer in California and federal law.  less

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    • $133.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 227 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Expert Lawyer - IP/IT and Contracts

    I am the No.1 Australian ODesk Lawyers because of your trust in me. * Fixed price - guaranteed * * Expert advice from a lawyer - guaranteed * * Plain English - guaranteed * * Delivered on time - guaranteed * No.1 Australian lawyer on Elance. Toogoods Lawyers is an … more

    I am the No.1 Australian ODesk Lawyers because of your trust in me. * Fixed price - guaranteed * * Expert advice from a lawyer - guaranteed * * Plain English - guaranteed * * Delivered on time - guaranteed * No.1 Australian lawyer on Elance. Toogoods Lawyers is an Australia law firm providing legal services to clients all around the world continuously since 1983. Toogoods people are responsive and accessible and have access to advanced technology to make sure your experience is smooth. We know the law. From contract drafting to debt collection to intellectual property - we can help 24/7. None of our work is outsourced and all work is undertaken by qualified lawyers. We represent true value for money. In the Elance environment, remember paying peanuts may mean getting a monkey  less

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    • $66.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 96 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Independent Legal Researcher/Briefing & Contract Writer

    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 … more

    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.  less

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    • $24.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1237 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Law School Graduate and Writer

    I am a law school graduate and writer with extensive experience in legal research and writing, and experience writing a diverse array of different documents. I provide thorough, persuasive and concise legal writing with a fast turn-around time. I have … more

    I am a law school graduate and writer with extensive experience in legal research and writing, and experience writing a diverse array of different documents. I provide thorough, persuasive and concise legal writing with a fast turn-around time. I have experience drafting legal memoranda, appellate briefs and motions, contracts, and correspondence. I am also highly proficient in conducting legal research using legal databases such as West Law and Lexis Nexis, and have administrative experience. With over 412 hours logged on oDesk and a rating of 4.66, I have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality legal research, writing, editing and proofreading services.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 412 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Legal/academic/professional writer

    I have a J.D. and a B.A. For many years I worked as an appellate attorney, practicing in both state and federal courts. I also practiced in the areas of criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury litigation … more

    I have a J.D. and a B.A. For many years I worked as an appellate attorney, practicing in both state and federal courts. I also practiced in the areas of criminal defense, employment law, and personal injury litigation. For several years, I was a part-time law school instructor of legal research and writing. I also did some part-time editing for a legal publication. While I maintain a mailing address in the United States, a few years ago I took an early retirement and moved overseas to pursue a more relaxing lifestyle. For most of the year, I live on a tropical island in the South Pacific where I work as a freelance writer, editor, and legal analyst. Although I write fiction as a hobby, I supplement my income by doing a variety of contract writing and editing. Most of clients have law-related websites, for which I produce blog posts, informative articles, FAQs, eBooks, and landing pages. I also write or assist in the preparation of legal documents and briefs. In addition, I have done academic and professional ghostwriting, including preparation of academic papers, website articles, and political position papers. On occasion I edit books for self-published authors. Among ongoing projects, I have a contract to write summaries of administrative law decisions for a trade association website and I regularly produce blog posts and articles for law-related websites. Although legal research and analysis is a specialty, I have a broad academic background in English literature, politics, and social sciences. My book blog is popular and I was once a front page writer for a popular political blog. I am available for freelance assignments only.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 451 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Data Entry | Patent Searching & Analysis | Web research | Marketing

    Expert Freelancer with good analytical skill. Expert in data mining, corporate email mining, web-search and analysis Expert in PPT (power point presentation) slides preparation and data entry. Expert in research and report preparation. Enjoy taking challenges and value to my … more

    Expert Freelancer with good analytical skill. Expert in data mining, corporate email mining, web-search and analysis Expert in PPT (power point presentation) slides preparation and data entry. Expert in research and report preparation. Enjoy taking challenges and value to my commitment. I am a hard task master, value driven, enthusiastic , and lifetime learner. For Patent Searching and Analysis: • A skilled professional having more than 3 years experience in patentability search, invalidity search, infringement search, state-of-the-art search, IP discovery etc • Producing thorough and High Quality search results and Timeliness in delivery of search results. • Maintaining Confidentiality of disclosed matters. • Can work without supervision. • Successfully completed 'DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property' offered by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) • Patent search using various databases such as Thomson innovation, Orbit, Total Patent, Pantros IP, Freepatentsonline, Esp@cenet, WIPO, JPO, KPO, SIPO as well as other patent authority sites in the world etc. • Non-Patent literature Searching with Subscribed databases such as DIALOG, IEEE/ACM as well as other freely available databases in www such as Google scholar and other scientific/literature publishing sites.  less

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    • $5.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 83 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Legal research, Article writing

    Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. I graduated law school in 2008 with a goal of becoming a civil litigator, possibly in family law, although I was very interested in criminal and immigration laws, too. I was … more

    Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. I graduated law school in 2008 with a goal of becoming a civil litigator, possibly in family law, although I was very interested in criminal and immigration laws, too. I was willing to enter any legal discipline when I experienced a near fatal stroke that left me unable to walk or speak clearly. None of my memories or cognition were compromised. I am able to do anything online, but I cannot speak clearly over the telephone. If an employer prefers to speak with me over the phone I can talk, but regular phone contact with clients is not possible. I am willing to work through the night if you require a fast turnaround time, but ordinarily I require about three days depending on the complexity of the issue. Working at home is easiest for me because I cannot drive or do many of the other things that are required to work outside of the home. I have recently decided I have not just lost everything; I have a great education and mind and I owe it to myself to use it. Just because I cannot pace back and forth giving a closing statement does not mean I should do nothing. My dreams are less grand than they were before, I want to be proud of my work and I want my employers to be satisfied. I will work as hard as I can because I want to begin working as soon as possible and cultivate long term relationships where possible with employers. I have unrivaled honesty and integrity; I am very proud of those qualities so I will never submit work that I am not proud to call my own.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 3 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Bilingual technical writer

    I am a Spanish lawyer, based in Madrid but used to working and living in international environments. My career so far has been based on Law, IT and writing, all of them having a similar weight since I have been … more

    I am a Spanish lawyer, based in Madrid but used to working and living in international environments. My career so far has been based on Law, IT and writing, all of them having a similar weight since I have been writing lawsuits, working as an IT Consultant for some projects for the Spanish Ministry of Justice, and blogging on a regular basis for both personal and third party's blogs. I love writing and I have a lot of experience doing it, as well as translating English-Spanish-English, and that's why I can supply unique contents for websites, as well as high quality translations, at very affordable fares. So if you need a regular or an occasional writer, please don't hesitate contacting me, we will surely reach an agreement on conditions.  less

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    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3 HOURS
    • SPAIN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Patent and IP Attorney - Managing Member - James M. Smedley LLC

    James Smedley is the managing member of the law firm of James M Smedley LLC, a boutique intellectual property law firm with 4 attorneys focused on IP and corporate transactional law matters. He has a wealth of industry experience in … more

    James Smedley is the managing member of the law firm of James M Smedley LLC, a boutique intellectual property law firm with 4 attorneys focused on IP and corporate transactional law matters. He has a wealth of industry experience in the computer software and hardware fields to bolster the legal experience developed over the years. Mr. Smedley has helped hundreds of clients in both corporate transactional and intellectual property matters. Specialties Patent Prosecution: Prosecuted hundreds of patents and manages several large patent portfolios belonging to clients of the firm. Intellectual Property Counseling: Counsels clients regularly on numerous intellectual property matters including foreign and domestic protection and licensing of IP rights Contract Negotiations: Negotiates hundreds of agreements each year in a variety of fields, including agreements for institutional and private equity investors Mergers & Acquisitions: Represents clients throughout the entire transaction life cycle, including diligence and reviews for both buy side and sell side transactions  less

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    • $222.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 50 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
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