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Civil Executive

New York City, NY
February 20, 2020

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Rafael P. Saplala

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Fordham University, Rose Hill Bronx, New York

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies Expected Graduation Date: May 2020 Minor in Economics & Political Science

• GPA: 3.93 / 4.0

• Honors: Dean’s List: First Honors (2017 to Present), Phi Beta Kappa Member (2019 to Present), Alpha Sigma Nu Member (2018 to Present), Manresa Scholar (2016), Matteo Ricci Scholar (2017-2018) WORK EXPERIENCE

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson New York, New York Legal Intern September 2019 – Present

• Aided in the creation, organization, and management of documents in several criminal trials

• Meticulously updated client databased on both excel and Salesforce

• Composed and disseminated hundreds of correspondence letters to current and potential clients Manresa Scholars Program at Fordham University Bronx, New York Tutor May 2018 – August 2019

• Provided tutoring to the Freshmen in the academically rigorous and competitive Manresa Scholars Program

• Fully immersed in program, residing in the same dorm as Scholars

• Responsible for organizing and overseeing tutoring events for the program Dethlefs-Pykosh Law Group, LLC Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Legal Intern June 2017 – August 2017

• Assisted both partners and associates at various preliminary hearings, oral arguments, and trials

• Maintained thorough databases of potential clients

• Compiled and organized documents for a variety of cases, both in criminal and civil proceedings

• Prepared and dispersed nearly one-hundred civil-suit solicitations via envelope per day Fordham University Bronx, New York

Independent Researcher May 2018 – August 2018

• Elucidated the historical foundations of the disproportionate incarceration of Native Americans

• Dedicated twenty-five hours per week analyzing sources at various archives and libraries across New York City

• Composed a detailed report and presented findings at Research Symposiums and conferences. LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Fordham University Pre-Law Society Bronx, New York Vice President May 2019 – Present

• Orchestrated and oversaw several law school admissions events at the university

• Successfully advertised for events that frequently attracted over seventy-five attendees Fordham University Mock Trial Bronx, New York

President September 2016 – August 2019

• Led Executive Board discussions on budget creation and team formation

• Acted as main contact between Fordham University Mock Trial and other universities

• Organized annual Fordham Mock Trial Tournament

• Honors: AMTA All-Regional Attorney Award (2017, 2018) Fordham Undergraduate Law Review Bronx, New York

Senior Editor May 2019 – Present

• Selected and analyzed dozens of law-related literature submitted to the university

• Integral in the compilation of the university’s first undergraduate law review SKILLS & INTERESTS

Language: English (Native), Tagalog (Native), Italian (Limited) Technical: Microsoft Office, C++, Java, LexisNexis, Westlaw Communication: Public Speaking, Presentation, Negotiation, Client Interaction, Collaboration Interests: Reading, Creative Writing, Piano, Men’s Style, Basketball

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