Legal Research for Organizations


Passionately providing legal research, legal analysis, legal writing, legal editing, proofreading, communications content, and other support to business and nonprofit organizations.

■  Legal research, legal writing, legal editing and other support for in-house counsel.

■  Amicus briefs legal research and legal writing.

■  Multi-state surveys of statutory or case law.

■  Policy research and whitepapers.

■  Due Diligence and specialty reports

■  Communications content generation, editing, and risk review for print and electronic channels, including Web, blogs and social media.

As a journalist turned research lawyer, I’ve been using electronic databases throughout my career, beginning with corporate or government in-house systems predating the Internet. 

Electronic research dominated  my law school career, including the premier services of Westlaw and Lexis, but also second- and third-tier lesser-expensive sources such as FastCase, FindLaw, JSTORE, and others, and even free sources such as law schools like Cornell's legal databas, institutional databases provided federal, state and municipal governments, and Google Scholar, Google's excellent DB all federal courts and rapidly expanding many state DBs.

One distinct advantage to outsourcing legal research is obvious in terms of efficiency with respect to time and money. And as your “on-call” research associate, I will conduct the research within any parameters you set. 

But there’s an added benefit to having research outsourced in that it brings a different perspective that may present facets to your matter that had not yet been considered in the same light.

Generally, LAW fees are based on a rate of $40 per hour and can be translated into a flat fee or hourly with a cap to be exceeded only on explicit authorization.

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No LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP is formed by viewing this site. Nor is such a relationship established by a simple e-mail or phone inquiry as to Scott Akin’s availability and willingness to provide services. 

Services listed here DO NOT constitute legal advice NOR the practice of Law.

Limited scope legal representation is available in come matters, including for:
Immigration Petitioners
Veterans Benefits Issues
Residents of the State of California

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