Dawn M. Draper, Paralegal Experience

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Wireless Telecommunications

Paralegal/Leasing Specialist

  • Legal research and writing
  • Site acquisition leasing
  • Draft telecommunications leases in negotiations
  • Direct landlord communication
  • Site acquisition field agent
  • Title review
  • Site acquisition ring mapping

Law Firms

  • Legal research and writing
  • Litigation
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Contract law
  • Collections
  • Personal injury
  • Probate
  • Guardianship - Conservatorship
  • Retirement Disability / ERISA
  • Appeals
  • Draft motions and briefs
  • Draft Appellate and Supreme Court briefs
  • Interview clients
  • Trial court experience
  • Independently handle client files under attorney supervision
  • Summarize medical transcripts
  • Summarize deposition transcripts
  • Trial preparation and attendance at court with attorney

Oil and Gas Industry

  • Draft Oil and Gas Leases
  • Draft Right-of-Way Roadway Easements
  • Filing with Register of Deeds
  • DEQ and Regulations
  • Title Reivew

Freelance Web Design
Web Designer

  • Design mid-level to more complex business web sites
  • Custom graphic logo design
  • Ecommerce shopping carts
  • Business forums
  • Photo galleries
  • Internet business marketing
  • One on one interaction with clientele to design for their specific needs
  • Certified Search Engine Optimization


Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan

  • Associates in Applied Science
  • Legal assisting certificate
  • Web design

Davenport University, Traverse City, Michigan

  • Bachelor of Science
  • ABA Accredited Certificate in paralegal studies


WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Timeslips, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, graphic design, web site design, typing skills of 65-70 wpm, legal drafting, extensive legal research and writing, work independently on files, great communication and organizational skills, three-years experience in the oil and gas industry, experience in leasing for wireless telecommunications and great attention to detail. 


1997 – 2009           Traverse City Little League
                                  Volunteer for the Traverse City Little League

1996 - Present       Cherry Festival Ambassador
                                  Active Ambassador for the National Cherry Festival

2000 – 2006           Grand Traverse Area Legal Professionals
2002 – 2003           Grand Traverse Volunteer Probation Officer
                                  Volunteer for the juvenile probation program

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