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    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND SKILLS                                                        

    Practicing attorney since 1995
    9 years staff management, supervision, and recruiting
    •7 years seminar production and public speaking
    5 years private sector litigation practice
    18 years legal research, writing, and advising     
    (9 years judicial opinion writing, research and advising)
    9 years facility management, compliance and event coordination and production
    Computer and Internet literacy including most popular office software
    Trained in negotiation and mediation

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    LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
    Court Counsel and District Hearing Officer
    Jan. 1, 2009 - Present
    As Court Counsel: Serving as legal advisor, researcher, analyst and
    writer for the District Court Judiciary in the adjudication of civil,
    criminal and juvenile court dockets.  Prepare all bench memoranda
    and draft all orders, judgments, and opinions.  Verify citations and
    communicate with counsel on matters of case management and
    procedural requirements, and assisting the judge during courtroom
    proceedings.  As District Hearing Officer, presiding over fact-
    finding hearings in Civil/Criminal Neglect of Family (CNF) and other
    domestic relations matters.  Other judicial appointments include
    Administrator of the 11th JDC Expedited Process Program and
    Chair of the Sabine Parish Family in Need of Services (FINS)
    Committee, a juvenile pre-adjudication program of the Louisiana
    Supreme Court.

    Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Stephen B. Beasley
    2005 - December 31, 2008
    Assisted in the adjudication of the Division C Civil, Criminal and
    Juvenile Court dockets for Sabine and DeSoto Parishes (11th JDC).

    NEW YORK COUNTY LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION (NYCLA)   New York, New York
    Senior Program Attorney
    2001 - 2004
    Researched, designed, coordinated and supervised legal programming for this major
    American municipal bar association in the heart of Manhattan's financial district.
    Supervised work product of junior program attorneys.

    LAW OFFICE OF K. JACOB RUPPERT, J.D.  Queens County - New York, New York
    1996 - 2001      
    General litigation practice.  Landlord/Tenant, Family/Matrimonial, Estate, Immigration
    and Criminal law.  Also, Of Counsel to Rodriguez & Associates, Brooklyn, New York, a
    general practice firm with an immigration forte.

    JOSEPH PAPP PUBLIC THEATER/NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL*+   
    New York, New York
    Director of Operations/Counsel
    1995 - 1996
    Legal research, contract drafting and management, counsel and representation when necessary to this
    Broadway non-profit producing agency.  Principal duties involved in the planning, management and
    supervision of 2 commercial Broadway ventures, 6 commercial Off-Broadway ventures,
    2 classics in Central Park, one film festival and a  45,000 sq.ft.building with full-time staff of 85.

    CARIDI ENTERTAINMENT CORP.  New York, New York
    1994
    Legal Intern
    Interned with owner Carmella Caridi, Esq., co-founder of HBO and MTV, in the general counsel
    and business affairs office of this multi-media foreign/domestic distribution financing corporation.

    MAIN STREET LEGAL SERVICES, INC.  Queens County - New York, New York
    1992 to 1994
    Summer Associate
    Research, writing, in-court representation in under Student Practice Order for this municipal,
    state and federally funded indigent legal services organization.

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    OTHER RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

    FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

    General Manager
    1987 - 1988
    NEW ORLEANS ORPHEUM THEATER* (2000 seat proscenium concert hall)
    Full management responsibility of facility then owned by the New Orleans Symphony
    (since renamed Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra).

    House Staff Manager (1980 - 1984, 1986)
    NEW ORLEANS THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (2317-seat proscenium)
    (Subsequently renamed Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts)
    (subsequently renamed  Morris F. X. Jeff, Sr. Municipal Auditorium)
    NEW ORLEANS ORPHEUM THEATER*
    On-site management, supervision, staffing,
    payroll accounting of 35-50 personnel and
    volunteers for these three major New Orleans
    performance facilities.


    NETWORK TELEVISION PRODUCTION

    Assistant Coordinator
    Dolly!  with Dolly Parton
    Sandollar Productions in association with
    ABC Television, Los Angeles, CA
    1988, worked on this one-season-only weekly variety
    show starring Dolly Parton.

    Production Assistant
    Comic Strip Live – Prime Time
    Fox Television, Santa Monica, CA
    1989, Worked one season for this
    stand-up comedy program filmed
    in a different US city each week.  

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    BAR   
         
    New York
    District of Columbia (inactive)
    Louisiana
    United States Supreme Court
    •United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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    BOARDS




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    PUBLIC SPEAKING

    Guidelines for Determination of Child Support Deviations, March, 2013,
    Proving Your Child Support Case: Discovery Tools, February, 2012.
    St. Denis American Inns of Court, Natchitoches, LA; The Role of the Judicial Law Clerk, September, 2010.
    New York City Council testimony on behalf of the New York City Bar Association on the codification of the
            Koch-era domestic partnership executive orders, June 1998.

    Part III: Little Germanies: The Role of Beer and the German Immigrant Community of New York
    City.  American premier January, 2008;

    •Dean’s List
    •Alpha Theta Epsilon Honor Society

* National Registry of Historic Places
+ Actors' Equity Association






                                                                                                      
Homepage (cover) photo: Photo of the Third Avenue main entrance of our family's brewery in New York City (Jacob Ruppert Brewery, 1867-1965).  The audio is from
the Ruppert Family Library, a 1924 recording of the Männerchor (Men's Chorus) of the
New York Liederkranz singing Wanderschaft (“Das Wandern ist des Müllers
Lust” or “To Wander is the Miller's Joy”) by Karl Friedrich Zöllner (music) and Wilhelm Müller (lyrics).  Carl Richard Fuchs-Jerin, Musical Director and Conductor.  
Generations of my male Ruppert ancestors were members of this NYC German music society.  
K. Jacob Ruppert, J.D.
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Below, Hon. Ed Koch and K. Jacob Ruppert speaking together
on a panel at the
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
(CityBar).
New York State Supreme Court, 60 Centre Street in
Manhattan. My old stomping grounds where I was
seemingly constantly being asked to exit the rear
because
LAW AND ORDER was filming on the
courthouse steps.
Below, The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in the East Village
of Manhattan.  Designed by three different architects over three different
periods of expansion beginning in 1853, it is one of the largest facades
featuring
Rundbogenstil architecture in NYC.
The New Orleans Orpheum
Theater
.  Designed by the da Vinci
of theater architects,
G. Albert
Lansburgh, in 1918 and opened in
1921.  It is nationally known for its
uncanny acoustics and for being
the largest expanse of
poly-chromed terra cotta  in the
South.  The theater was badly
flooded by Hurricane Katrina and
all operations are indefinitely
suspended.
New York State
Chief Justice
Judith Kaye and
K. Jacob Ruppert.
K. Jacob Ruppert in his office at
the
Public Theater in
Manhattan.
Left, group-autographed cover page from my
DOLLY! script back in 1988 when I worked in
network television.
Left,
The New Orleans Theater for
the Performing Arts.

Right,
The New Orleans
Municipal Auditorium.
My Life in Many, LA and in Mansfield, LA
Association of the Bar of the City of New York (CityBar)
in mid-town Manhattan.  A neo-classical building
designed by
Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz in 1898. His other works
include
One Times Square.
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and K. Jacob Ruppert
in the East Room of the US Supreme Court.
11th Judicial District Court of Louisiana
AWARDS AND HONORS

•2010 Outstanding Service Award, Louisiana Support Enforcement Assn. (LSEA)
•President, Louisiana Hearing Officers' Association (LaHOA)
•Board Member of three (3) non-profit corporations
•Law Review and Law Journal work
•President, Law School Student Bar Association
•Chapter Chair, ABA-Law Student Division
•Two Full Scholarships for International Study
Below, New York County Lawyers' Association in Downtown Manhattan.  One
of the most stunning NYC examples of the genius of architect
Cass Gilbert.
You are now listening to the radio jingle for Ruppert Knickerbocker Beer recorded April 1, 1958 for
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Ruppert in his Louisiana Courthouse office.
Ruppert in his former New York City office.
City University of New York School of Law, New York City
Above, Judicial Hearing Officers
K. Jacob Ruppert and Rebecca Kennedy
speak at the 2013
LSEA Conference.
Oprah tickling me in my early days in network television.