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Assistant Manager

Texas, United States
December 30, 2015

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***** **** ******* #*** *******, TX. 77034


Decembe r 29, 2015

Parkwest Staffing Services, Inc.

**** * ***** *

Houston, TX. 77077

Dear Sir or Madam:

I have attached my resume in response to your ad on Craigslist seeking an experienced paralegal for a temp-hire position.

My legal background spans over 25 years and includes mainly medical malpractice and personal injury litigation for plaintiff oriented law firms. As my attached resume reflects, I have much of the requested job experience necessary for this position. I have had extensive contact with clients, physicians, medical facilities and expert witnesses. I carry myself in a professional manner and I pay attention to details. I believe my diverse set of skills would be an asset to the law firm employing the paralegal you seek. I look forward to an opportunity to be considered for this position. Please let me thank you in advance for your time in reviewing my resume.


Sonja Cannon

Sonja Cannon



Sonja Cannon 12485 Gulf Freeway #341 • Houston, TX. 77034 205•535•0531

Professional Experience

Kendall Continental Investment Co.

Assistant Property Manager (10/14 – present)

Support and assist property manager with daily operations for over three hundred mobile home and rv rental spaces

Prepare leases and accompanying paperwork for new move-ins and review the same with tenant(s)

Manage all requests for maintenance in a timely manner

Collect rent and make bank deposits

Maintain monthly books, determine late fees, electric bills and balance books each month Heninger Garrison Davis LLC

Legal Assistant to Stephen D. Hen in her (02/10 – 02-14)

Drafted and prepared correspondence, pleadings, discovery, speeches, etc.

Maintained paper and electronic files

Scheduled depositions, appointments, seminars and speeches

Maintained SDH calendar

Filed pleadings electronically with various State and Federal Courts

Extensive brief preparation and filings

Assisted with all aspects of trial preparation

Managed intake for all incoming potential cases and gathered all relevant records for SDH review

Served as Notary Public

Smith & Alspaugh PC (formerly known as Hogan, Smith, Alspaugh, Samples & Pratt PC) Legal Assistant and Assistant Librarian (2002 - 2006; and 1990 - 1998)

Tracked litigation and provided case management assistance

Drafted and prepared correspondence, pleadings, discovery, etc.

Maintained paper files (1990 - 1998) and electronic as well as paper files (2002 - 2006)

Scheduled depositions, appointments, etc. and maintained calendar

Prepared pleadings for filing with various State and Federal Courts

Interviewed potential clients and managed incoming potential cases

Ordered, correlated, and summarized medical records

Assisted with all aspects of trial preparation

Maintained and ordered law library books

Served as Notary Public

Cabaniss Johnston Gardner Dumas & O’Neal LLP

Corporate/Legal Assistant (1998 - 2002)

Assisted multiple attorneys in managing administrative tasks of legal cases

Tracked litigation and provided case management assistance

Maintained calendars and files

Arranged and scheduled depositions and appointments

Prepared pleadings and discovery for filing with various State and Federal Courts

Reviewed, responded to, sorted, printed, and saved case related emails

Circulated audit requests for the entire firm, and prepared audit responses to same

Prepared and revised voluminous corporate documents such as Purchase Agreements, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Leases, etc.

Served as Notary Public

Sonja Cannon


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Type 108 wpm

Proficient in Word, Outlook, WordPerfect and Excel LexisNexis and Accurint

Abacus Case Management



Legal and medical terminology

Excellent verbal and written communicative abilities Detail oriented


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