RAE PHELPS

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EDUCATION:
2003 - 2006 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA HENRY W. GRADY COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM
AND MASS COMMUNICATION
, Athens, GA
Master of Mass Communication, May 2006
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

2002 - 2006 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW Athens, GA
Juris Doctor, May 2006
Mock Trial Board Chairperson; Received William J. Richardson Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy; Selected as Pupil in Lumpkin Inn of Court Advocacy Honor Society; Won J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition

1998 - 2002
AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE Decatur, GA
Bachelor of Arts, Summa cum Laude, International Relations Major with Music Minor, May 2002
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; Mortar Board National Honor Society; Washington, D.C. Journalism Semester

MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

2006 - 2007
TURNER TRADE GROUP, TURNER BROADCASTING, INC. Atlanta, GA
Sales Representative

• Coordinated purchase and distribution of products & services to Time Warner employees,
  friends, and family
• Interacted daily with customers and staff in resolution of their concerns and questions on
  corporate products

2004
NEWSOURCE 15 (UGA NEWS STATION); RED & BLACK (UGA NEWSPAPER) Athens, GA

Production Staff; Contributor
• Served as member of NewSource 15 production staff assisting with studio shooting and
  live shots
• Interviewed and wrote stories about performers including Dierks Bentley and UGA’s own
  Brandi Thornton

2000
CBS “THE EARLY SHOW” Washington, D.C.
National News Production

• Conducted research and interviews to include in stories for broadcast of national news
  morning show
• Assisted producers and correspondents with research and writing on stories about 2000
  Presidential Election
• Provided on-site assistance in Atlantic City, NJ for story on Presidential Election and Miss
  America Pageant

2000
13 WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS Macon, GA
Local News Production

• Assisted correspondents with newsgathering on stories ranging from murder trials to
  child athletic stars
• Wrote and produced stories about local, state and national events for broadcast

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

2007 Present TOOMBS JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Thomson, GA
Superior Court Judicial Clerk

Office of the Honorable Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. and Harold A. Hinesley
• Conduct legal research for diverse civil and criminal legal cases
• Prepare orders for the three Superior Court Judges’ review and signature
• Interact extensively with trial attorneys throughout Circuit and State in preparation for
  hearings and trials
• Prepare jury instructions and research anticipated issues prior to civil and criminal trials

2007
LAW OFFICES OF EDWARD HINE, JR., P.C. Rome, GA
Litigation Research Assistant

• Conducted legal research and wrote memoranda of law on complex civil litigation matters
  involving corporate law, environmental law, contract law, appellate practice, conflict of laws
  and civil procedure
• Served as second chair in carpet manufacture trial against major manufacturer, obtaining
  a verdict for our client

2005 - 2006
WESTERN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Athens, GA
Prosecutorial Clinic Program, University of Georgia School of Law

• Argued preliminary hearings in Magistrate Court and prosecuted juvenile offenders in
  misdemeanor cases
• Performed legal research and case intake for trial preparation
• Conducted witness interviews for misdemeanor and felony trials

PERSONAL:
• Founder and Coordinator; “Georgia Rising: Leadership Through the Generations” with
  UGA Fanning Institute
• Communications Director, United States Congressional Candidate Campaign
• Collegiate Varsity Tennis Singles and Doubles Player; Member of Agnes Scott’s Record
  Season Team
• Opera Singer; Pianist; Finalist for Miss Georgia America and Miss Georgia USA





RAE PHELPS

 Thomson, GA

phelps41@gmail.com
(404) 550 - 8896


 

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