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Legal writing is a form of technical writing used by lawyers, legislators and other legal professions to produce legal documents and express legal analysis. Affidavits, torts, litigation, contracts, legal letters and memorandums are just some examples of legal writing. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, legal writers can draft legal documents for businesses and professionals around the world.

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Typical total cost of oDesk Legal Writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Legal Writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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Average Legal Writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal Writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Legal Writing and Assistance

    I am a former trial attorney who also served as the principal appellate lawyer for a former firm preparing and arguing briefs for cases on appeal. As an attorney, I also drafted numerous motions, trial and arbitration briefs, and business … more

    I am a former trial attorney who also served as the principal appellate lawyer for a former firm preparing and arguing briefs for cases on appeal. As an attorney, I also drafted numerous motions, trial and arbitration briefs, and business contracts. For over five years, I have been providing content for legal blogs, legal informational websites, manuals, and for law offices seeking new or revised content for their online sites. I have done re-writes and original content on topics including entertainment and trademark law, employment issues, personal injury, bankruptcy, family law, and criminal defense. I have also provided contract templates for a company that offers them to the general public or to other companies seeking employment contracts, NDAs, IP protection and other miscellaneous matters. I work quickly and ensure that my work passes copyscape and a plagiarizer checker.  less

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    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 589 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Legal Research and Writing, Appeals & Journalism

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal … more

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.  less

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    • $55.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 42 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Legal Research and Writing Specialist

    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
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • 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
    • 244 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Contract specialist/T&Cs and Privacy Policy

    An experienced paralegal, legal researcher and legal writer. A Bachelor of Laws and Political Science degree holder. An expert in Contract, Labor, and Company laws. My expertise includes: 1. Contract drafting 2. Legal research/writing and paralegal 3. Contract review … more

    An experienced paralegal, legal researcher and legal writer. A Bachelor of Laws and Political Science degree holder. An expert in Contract, Labor, and Company laws. My expertise includes: 1. Contract drafting 2. Legal research/writing and paralegal 3. Contract review 4. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and User Agreement 5. Blog/website content writing Legal work is my passion. Law is the field of study where I am good at. I acquired my writing skills through years of academic experience. oDesk is one of the best avenues for me to maximize my potential as a legal writer. Satisfactory result with due regard to the best customer service experience of my clients is my ultimate goal. With my education, skills, and years of experience in legal writing, I believe I can be of great help to any client with efficiency and professionalism.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 882 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • 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
  • 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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    • $22.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 849 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Contract Attorney/Small Business Attorney

    Over the last 5 years I have held numerous positions that have focused on interpreting complex state and federal regulations and explaining their practical implications to senior management and clients. I have extensive experience drafting and reviewing contracts as well … more

    Over the last 5 years I have held numerous positions that have focused on interpreting complex state and federal regulations and explaining their practical implications to senior management and clients. I have extensive experience drafting and reviewing contracts as well as counseling small business owners regarding compliance with state and federal regulations, corporate governance and contractual disputes. Additionally, I am a published writer with numerous articles and blogs posted on the web. I love to write and have experience editing material for professional publications. I have my own legal practice based in Wisconsin dedicated to providing small business services and criminal defense representation.  less

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    • $111.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 341 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 11 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
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  • 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
    • 140 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Top-notch writer with many years experience as UK commercial lawyer

    UK legal professional. My goal is to help you grow your business and do the research or work that you do not want to do or cannot do. You can then concentrate on the things that you do enjoy doing … more

    UK legal professional. My goal is to help you grow your business and do the research or work that you do not want to do or cannot do. You can then concentrate on the things that you do enjoy doing and can do to develop your business. I currently write freelance and have provided my expertise for Justipedia.com, Academic Knowledge and Prospect Solution (Academic Solution LLC) as well as for law firms in the US, Canada and Australia. I work in a range of styles and formats, including academic papers, newsletters, annual reports, white papers, bulletins, articles and blogs. My specialty is demystifying complex topics for the layman or for business clients, making them clear and easy to understand. My academic qualifications include an upper second class LLB and an LLM in commercial law both from the University of London. I practiced as a commercial lawyer in London, England for many years. Currently I am based in Montego Bay, Jamaica. My past experience includes advising business leaders on all aspects of UK commercial law including company law, competition law, compliance, information technology, intellectual property, data protection, procurement, advertising and marketing. I have also recently been involved in assisting with US immigration matters drafting petition letters for sponsoring employers and referees from source material including resumes, job descriptions and web materials (O-1 visas). Previous employers include private law firms, the Financial Services Authority, an asset management company, a FTSE 250 company and a government Department. Examples of previous work can be provided if required.  less

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    • $77.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 77 HOURS
    • JAMAICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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