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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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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of … more

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 132 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

    Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with … more

    Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with work experience in intrusion detection, malware analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability scanning, compliance, and certification & accreditation. Graduate education at one of the top law schools and business schools in the U.S., with a focus on intellectual property, cyber law and data privacy. Firm grasp of the English language and high proficiency in the use and mechanics of grammar. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for varied types of research and content editing. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 99 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
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  • Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting … more

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 17 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • Personal and Business Attorney

    Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to … more

    Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to develop long-term relationships, which means my work is always of the highest quality. My office provides limited as well as full representation services at flat and hourly rates.  less

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    • $83.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 22 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
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  • Intellectual Property consultant

    A detail oriented trademark and copyright consultant with extensive experience dealing with the US trademark and copyright office. Earned LL.M in intellectual property laws from university of New Hampshire school of law. Worked with fortune 500 company, Non-profits and … more

    A detail oriented trademark and copyright consultant with extensive experience dealing with the US trademark and copyright office. Earned LL.M in intellectual property laws from university of New Hampshire school of law. Worked with fortune 500 company, Non-profits and Law office, filing and maintaining their prestigious trademarks and copyright matters for companies such as Marmot, ExOfficio, Adio, Zoot, K2 Sports, Coleman, Oster etc.  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 221 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Personal and Business Solicitor

    As a legal/administrative professional with over 05 years' of experience, I know my diverse skills and qualifications will make a great fit to your legal needs. As a Law Graduate and UK Westlaw Certified personnel from Northumbria University, Newcastle … more

    As a legal/administrative professional with over 05 years' of experience, I know my diverse skills and qualifications will make a great fit to your legal needs. As a Law Graduate and UK Westlaw Certified personnel from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom, I have the formal training necessary for providing various legal services. Additionally, over 05 years of experience in various Administrative Roles developed my management skills that can be really convenient according to your needs where you can use my technical skills in carrying out various oversight and review tasks. Nonetheless, I've worn a lot of different hats. I’m not only used to wearing many hats, I sincerely enjoy it. I've built my career in a variety of roles in different industries, mostly in Banks and Legal Firms where I was not just an executive officer or an associate but also I achieved a number of successes including Working under pressure situations, internal legal compliance and related affairs and last but not the least earning praise from my immediate boss "The Company Secretary" of a well renowned Bank for my contribution to the team. No matter where I've been, I've produced topnotch work because I’m dedicated to making sure each and every piece stands out from the crowd. I pride myself on my ability to recognize and articulate a distinct voice for every project. And that’s not always restricted to the written word. I've also designed and produced unique promotional give always for various clients. While writing is my passion, project management is my bread and butter. Keeping on top of projects and making sure all parts get to the finish line at the same time is one thing I do best. The ability to juggle projects and never missing a deadline didn't just develop through my professional experience. It also comes from having three kids in four years – all with very different personalities, activities, schedules and demands.. I know what you’re thinking – that yes, I am the perfect fit for you legal aid, but there is no way you can afford me. But I’m not in it for the money – well, I am, but it isn't the most important thing. I’m looking to serve where my contributions count and my efforts are appreciated – and hopefully a long-term commitment. Drafting expertise includes the following : • LLC Operating Agreements • Employment Agreements • Independent Contractor Agreements • Licencing Agreements (Intellectual Property) • End User Licensing Agreements(EULA) • Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy page for websites • Franchise Agreements • Non Disclosure, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Agreements • Partnership Agreements • Purchase of Business Agreements • Purchase Orders and Related Issues • Quitclaim Deeds • Real Estate Purchase Agreements • Sales Agreements • Performance Contracts • Model and Entertainment Release • Music Recording Contracts • Prenuptial Agreements • Sublease Agreements (Commercial) • Sublease Agreements (Residential) • Vehicle Leasing Agreements • Separation Agreements • Cease Desist Letters • Surrogacy Agreements • Release Waiver forms • Risk Disclosures • Dissolution Agreements • Network Partnership Agreements • SAAS Agreements • Hosting Agreements etc.. I also offer the following non-litigation services: • Trademark Registration [UK-US only] • Response to legal notices THE BEST PART : My aggressive mind set will ensure that your business stays protected !  less

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    • $44.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 439 HOURS
    • BANGLADESH
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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  • Canadian Law Grad, Blogger, Food Writer

    I am a highly talented law school graduate looking to be hired. I am interested in working for you as I feel my skills and experience is what you are looking for. I have great skills and experience in legal … more

    I am a highly talented law school graduate looking to be hired. I am interested in working for you as I feel my skills and experience is what you are looking for. I have great skills and experience in legal research, legal writing, and blogging about food, health, nutrition, and lifestyle. I also have strong skills in French. I am confident that my qualifications and education will suit your project. I am ready to start work for you now. You can visit my blog at www.lifeafteroxtail.com, www.theRichest.com and http://lawiscool.com/tag/simone-samuels/ for examples of my posts. You can also visit http://about.me/simone.samuels for more information about me.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 13 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Writer and Editor and Law Student

    Hello I am skilled at writing a variety of articles. The content I produce is creative, well thought-out, supported by research, and it also provides substance to the reader. Freelancing is something that I very much enjoy and I'm … more

    Hello I am skilled at writing a variety of articles. The content I produce is creative, well thought-out, supported by research, and it also provides substance to the reader. Freelancing is something that I very much enjoy and I'm always willing to provide clients with the content that they are looking for. I am able to write about various subject matter. Currently, one of my specializations is content writing for legal websites and blogs. I have a bachelor's degree in English and Political Science and I am currently pursuing my J.D. Before beginning law school, I worked as an assistant at a finance firm overseas.  less

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    • $16.76 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 23 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Writer and Legal Research

    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.

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    • $3.33 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 452 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • Philippines-qualified corporate lawyer

    As a Philippines-qualified lawyer with 7 years of post-qualification experience, I have handled a variety of commercial and technical contracts for individual and corporate clients while at a law firm, and as an in-house lawyer. I also performed corporate secretarial … more

    As a Philippines-qualified lawyer with 7 years of post-qualification experience, I have handled a variety of commercial and technical contracts for individual and corporate clients while at a law firm, and as an in-house lawyer. I also performed corporate secretarial functions, which included preparation of minutes of the meeting, agenda, and materials, as well as transcription of meeting discussions. On top of my legal role, I also performed regulatory and listing functions in the Philippine fixed income and electricity markets, which enabled me to develop not only specific capital and energy markets experience, but also a valuable and transferable skill set in these fast-paced sectors. Equipped with the foregoing skills, it is my objective to provide prospective clients with relevant legal assistance and advice on corporate, securities, and energy law matters in a non-typical office setting.  less

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    • $5.59 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 8 HOURS
    • SINGAPORE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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