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Clerk Page sworn in

AMERICUS -- Eight years after she earned a degree in English from Georgia State University, Alicia Page took stock of her life and decided she wanted to do something that best suited her skills.

She chose law.

Last month Page, who is currently serving a Superior Court clerkship with the Southwestern Judicial Circuit based here, realized the culmination of what became a later-in-life dream when she was sworn in to the Georgia Bar by Southwestern Judicial Circuit Chief Judge, Superior Courts R. Rucker Smith.

"When I decided to pursue a law degree, I thought it was something I would enjoy," said Page, 36. "It's been better than I ever anticipated. This clerkship is giving me an opportunity to learn about law without being thrown into a courtroom setting.

"These are coveted positions, so I am thankful to have this opportunity. I'm still not sure what direction I'll go with my law career, so this gives me a chance to learn while waiting to see what opportunities present themselves."

Page, who grew up in Lilburn, worked at ski resorts in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Salt Lake City for a period after she earned her English degree. She also worked in telecommunications and in the restaurant industry before pursuing her law degree.

She began her clerkship shortly after completing requirements for her law degree at Georgia State and recently passed the state bar exam.

In addition to Smith, Page works with Superior Court Judges James Sizemore and George Peagler. The Southwestern Judicial Circuit includes Lee, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter and Webster counties.