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Resume - Celine Sanderson

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Resume - Celine Sanderson

  1. 1. CELINE SANDERSON 1532 Cherokee Trail ♦ Plano, Texas 75023 ♦ (469) 732-4433 OBJECTIVE Seeking a permanent part-time or full -time Secretarial, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant or Legal Assistant position that will utilize my diversified knowledge, skills and experience. SKILLS Type 85+ wpm; 10-key by touch; Word 2007 and Word 2010; WordPerfect; CT Summation; Excel; Microsoft Outlook; FileSite; Groupwise; IManage; Juris Timesheets; Quickbooks, including payroll and taxes; RightFax; ScanSnap; Adobe Acrobat; Roxio Creator DE. EDUCATION Southeastern Paralegal Institute, Dallas, Texas - Paralegal Certificate, October 1991 (ABA Approved Paralegal Curriculum; 3.66 GPA) Professional Exper ience Plano Antique Mall ASSISTING MANAGER (Part Time) 6/11/2013 – present Assist store manager with day-to-day aspects of managing the store, including extensive telephone and face-to-face contact with manager, other store employees, customers, and independent dealers including leasing booths and troubleshooting leasing or other issues. Work both opening and closing shifts – opening includes preparing registers for the day’s business; closing involves reconciling the registers and securing the store for the night. Assist with preparation of vendor move out/move in schedules. Prepare weekly work schedule for 9 part-time employees. Legal Update, Inc. (Houston) 04/03/2014 – 05/23/2014 LEGAL ASSISTANT (Contract Assignment - Dallas-based healthcare company’s legal dept) Assisted contract attorney with review and cataloging of medical claim documents for production in discovery relative to possible litigation. Macdonald Devin, P.C. LEGAL SECRETARY/LEGAL ASSISTANT 11/21/2005 – 04/03/2013 Assisted Shareholder practicing insurance defense including medical malpractice and toxic tort (asbestos and benzene) docket. Prepared master file documents; set up/maintained case files; maintained client-specific database, and calendar; prepared preliminary drafts of pleadings, discovery and correspondence to national counsel, courts and other counsel; managed electronic case/document repository; all aspects of preparing/e-filing documents with Federal and state courts including electronic service when available; extensive telephone and e-mail contact with outside counsel and court personnel; reviewed discovery/input data into Summation for use in case evaluation and management; drafted initial case evaluations and status reports to national counsel; prepared pre-trial/trial documents and notebooks; input attorney time in Juris Timesheets. Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP 10/2003 – 11/2005 LEGAL SECRETARY Assisted three attorneys practicing toxic tort litigation (asbestos/silica). Prepared preliminary drafts of pleadings, discovery and correspondence to clients/courts; assembled deposition materials/trial notebooks; opened new case files including conflicts check; maintained client-specific database (3,000+ cases; 10,000+ plaintiffs); all aspects of preparing/e-filing documents with Federal and state courts including electronic service when available; extensive telephone and e-mail contact with outside counsel and court personnel. Federally Funded Advocacy Program 1/2003 – 8/2003 LEGAL SECRETARY (Temporary Contract Employment) Assisted attorney specializing in Education Law, with emphasis on Special Education. Prepared preliminary drafts of correspondence, pleadings and other documents, including status reports to Hearing Officers; finalized appellate briefs; assembled student records and disclosure notebooks for due process hearings before Special Education Hearing Officers.
  2. 2. Resume of Celine C. Sanderson Page 2 Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Schulze & Aldridge, P.C. 04/23/01 to 05/18/02 LEGAL SECRETARY Worked with two partners, one specializing in school law, with emphasis on special education issues, and the firm's Managing Partner and specialist in appellate briefing. Extensive personal and telephone contact with clients, opposing counsel, Special Education Hearing Officers, and court personnel. Prepared preliminary drafts of correspondence, pleadings, and other documents, including status reports to Hearing Officers; finalized appellate briefs; assembled student records and disclosure notebooks for due process hearings before Special Education Hearing Officers. Milam County Pct.3 County Commissioner ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 06/05/00 to 04/20/01 Assisted Pct.3 County Commissioner and Highway Patrol State Troopers (4) assigned to Milam County. Prepared accident reports, arrest warrant documentation for service and entry into DPS statewide warrant database, evidence forfeiture documentation, weekly/monthly personnel reports, monthly/bi -monthly vehicle reports, and daily correspondence and personal and telephone contact with local law enforcement agencies and judges (at local, county and state level), the Milam County District Attorney’s Office, and other elected and appointed county officials in Milam County and surrounding areas. Milam County District Attorney’s Office LEGAL ASSISTANT 01/03/00 to 06/02/00 Processed misdemeanor cases under supervision of Assistant County Attorney and District Attorney; assisted with preparation of Court-ordered discovery; maintained/coordinated Docket for arraignments, plea s, pre-trial hearings, MTR hearings and sentencings ; assisted with preparation of cases and accompanied Assistant County Attorney in court for Docket Calls, Pre-Trial Hearings, Jury and Bench Trials; corresponded/communicated with defendants and/or defense attorneys, other prosecutors regarding like defendants, out of county/state law enforcement to locate and have defendant arrested, and Department of Public Safety laboratory and fingerprint personnel for evidence reports; corresponded/communicated with Adult Probation regarding terms of pleas. Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce, Thorndale, Texas 5/99 to 12/31/99 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (20 hrs/week) General administrative responsibility to the Board of Directors. Prepared scripts for/recorded twice weekl y public announcement radio program; corresponded/communicated with general public; assisted Board with preparation and execution of public activities -- Miss Thorndale Revue, parades, annual cook-off, etc. Barrons Restaurant 5/99 to 12/31/99 BOOKKEEPER including payroll and tax reporting (20 hrs/week) General bookkeeping responsibilities, including verification of receipts and deposits; weekly payroll processing; monthly payroll and sales tax preparation and reporting; reporting to CPA for tax purposes; c orresponded/communicated with vendors. Sosnowy Investment Management Company, Inc., dba SIMCO, Cameron, Texas 10/94 to 5/99 OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Direct report to Chairman/CEO. Opened/distributed mail and processed new client paperwork; processed mutual fund applications and submitted to Mutual Fund for set-up and management; assisted Director of Operations with preparation and execution of exchanges upon buy/sell signal; recorded daily mutual fund Net Asset Values and variable annuity closing unit prices and entered into database; prepared weekly and quarterly price performance reports; prepared Weekly Branch Sales Report; verified bank deposits; heavy client contact via telephone; prepared mailing for quarterly statements; maintained files. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE SUMMARY 1968 – 1994 During this time period, I worked in the following areas: Legal Assistant to Corporate Counsel at Lennox International, Inc.; Executive Assistant to the partners of Kors Montgomery International (executive headhunters); Executive Secretary, then Executive Assistant to the President of Gaffney, Cline & Associates, Inc.; Legal Secretary at Haynes and Boone for 10 years, first firm wide, then assigned to partners in Corporate and Bankruptcy, followed by assignment to two partners in Litigation; Legal Secretary at Diamond & Goodner; IBM Mag Card operator at MB Legal Press.
  3. 3. Resume of Celine C. Sanderson Page 3 References Irene Lam, Manager Plano Antique Mall 1717 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 197 Plano, Texas 75074 972-424-2995 Tanya Henkels Fields, Solo Practitioner (former Supervising Attorney at Macdonald Devin) 9217 Glen Meadow Court Frisco TX 75034 214-597-1590 Patrick S. Kimble The Kimble Law Firm 2146 Lakecrest Dr. Grapevine, Texas 469-951-1246 Greg S. Law Greg S. Law, PLLC 15 West South Temple Suite 1700 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801-428-1029 888-784-3554 toll-free