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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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On average, 128 Legal Research projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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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

  • 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
    • 478 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • 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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    • $18.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 137 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • 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
    • 69 HOURS
    • SINGAPORE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 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
  • Legal Researcher, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Administrative Support

    Having work experience for a year in Legal Research and 3 years in Administrative Support such as preparing drafts/ correspondence, receiving calls, transmitting documents to other offices and scheduling appointments, I am well-equipped with the skills needed to provide you … more

    Having work experience for a year in Legal Research and 3 years in Administrative Support such as preparing drafts/ correspondence, receiving calls, transmitting documents to other offices and scheduling appointments, I am well-equipped with the skills needed to provide you with satisfactory legal services. Moreover, I am proficient in computer applications as I have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering. I am expanding my horizon through work opportunities that would enhance my skills through paralegal, legal documentation and other legal-related jobs.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.5
    • 351 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Tranlator with 4 years of experience

    I am Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), International Law and Legal Studies. I have 6 years of translation experience in different spheres including construction, legal documents, international law, commercial law, education, web pages and etc. I speak 4 foreign languages … more

    I am Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), International Law and Legal Studies. I have 6 years of translation experience in different spheres including construction, legal documents, international law, commercial law, education, web pages and etc. I speak 4 foreign languages English, German, Spanish, Portuguese. Russian is my native language. Also I participated in different conferences (legal studies; international languages), business meetings, music and photo festivals. Open for communication and willing to work. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Best regards, Kate  less

    translation-russian-english translation-english-russian translation-spanish-english translation-english-portuguese translation proofreading localization legal-research legal-consulting legal-translation 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 13 HOURS
    • BELARUS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Translation - English-Thai-Laotian

    A native Thai spoken vegan who is run by the extremely high motivated of qualification. I, especially, love to challenge with all kind of “interesting” task. I considered myself a comprehensive skilled person with broad knowledge. I do not mind … more

    A native Thai spoken vegan who is run by the extremely high motivated of qualification. I, especially, love to challenge with all kind of “interesting” task. I considered myself a comprehensive skilled person with broad knowledge. I do not mind to start over with the nice interesting task(s) all new and again and am always ready to push it a terrific go. For person who mind to know of the degree I hold, I hold one of LL.B. (criminal). Anyway, no person has ever named me an unfair play type of person before. I am a bit quite sharp. Though, I can be fairly flexible at the reasonable point. Here they are the list of things that I, surely, provide: 1). Translation: English-Thai-English, Laotian - Thai/English, NO vice versa 100% Human made, NO fancy of a Bot made kind. 2). Writing: Creative writing: Travel, legal, speech and public speaking article, review, short story, mind & spirit and etc. 3). Photography: On negotiation 4). Professional IT-System Engineering: Installations, remote support, consulting regarding to all kind (exclusive of programming) ... Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to see if I meet and match to all the needs of your tasks and, importantly, to find out if I meet your view(s). Please leave me the queries you have got in mind. Checks no choose is also welcome! guten Tag, P.s. I am a bit skippy of my work folio – not the work experience. I have been translating for various projects and in varied range of terminologies/industries.  less

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    • $14.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 139 HOURS
    • THAILAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • 5 y experience in Legal assistance,Consultant,Data entry professional

    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 … more

    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.  less

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    • $12.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 20 HOURS
    • BULGARIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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  • Senior freelance Legal Translator & Consultant.

    Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/to ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web … more

    Good accurate translator with excellent communication skills. I translate either from/to ( English & Arabic), Legal Translation (contracts, agreements, Power of Attorney, tenancy, compensation, medical reports, Educational records, bank statements.....etc.). Various certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce,.....etc.). - Medical reports, Web site Content, Apps. - General English (Various Documents). - Transcription with good accurate skills. - Web researcher in both languages (English&Arabic). - Legal writing of various contracts and agreements. Legal consulting & Advising. - Very careful to provide high-quality service. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning to freelancers on oDesk: This overview is mine. I created on my own about myself. Kindly create your own overview and do not copy mine and paste it on your profile. Talk about yourself in you own way, about what you can do, because honesty is your best chance to get to the fullest. Happy working.  less

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    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 951 HOURS
    • EGYPT
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Indonesian Writer, Translator and Researcher

    Being a freelancer is not always, in my reality-based opininon, unqualified to do some works. On the contrary, sometimes a freelancer could give you a unique, surprising, shock and attractive result experience of a project. As an interpreter and translator … more

    Being a freelancer is not always, in my reality-based opininon, unqualified to do some works. On the contrary, sometimes a freelancer could give you a unique, surprising, shock and attractive result experience of a project. As an interpreter and translator, I always have a faith that interpreting and translating is an art to change the word's form, from one to another language by maintaining the original taste of the origin language. Moreover, the main priority of these activities is to produce a translation that could gain the people’s highest comprehension by observing the targeted language development. It requires skills and creativities for the translator/interpreter itself. With the ability, skill and 4 years eperience in this field, I would be glad to offer my services to anyone who need by providing a high quality result to reach a mutual benefits.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1248 HOURS
    • INDONESIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
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