Resume of

B. Ruth Rinehart

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Paralegal. Noelke, English & Prescott, L.L.P. Austin, Tx. 1/02 to present. Advocates for Civility in Divorce

  • General case management for growing family law practice, including divorce, custody, modifications
  • Draft customary and complicated legal documents, using either ProDoc or State Bar of Texas Family Practice Manual Forms
  • Heavy client contact from initial intake interview through completion of case
  • Trial / hearing / mediation preparation, docketing / calendaring. Attend hearings, trials and mediation
  • Prepare and respond to discovery requests, work with clients through entire discovery process
  • Work closely with supervising attorney and client in settlement negotiations, including complicated property divisions and child issues
  • Maintain contact with process servers, private investigators, vendors
  • Witness interviews, prepare witnesses for testimony
  • Administrative duties, including basic research, scheduling, filing, mailings, drafting correspondence, monthly billing

Webmaster/Editor. Portelligent, Inc. Austin, Tx. Start-up website launch, offering engineering intelligence in personal/portable electronics. Responsible for website development, editing five weekly newsletters, and electronic document production. 9/00 to 6/02.

Marketing & Production Manager. DisplaySearch. Austin, Tx. Responsible for producing and marketing publications for market research firm specializing in the Flat Panel Display industry. Produced collateral marketing pieces, managed trade show booth construction, several trade shows. Produced yearly conference, managing speakers/scheduling/exhibits. Managed website/e-commerce. 7/99 to 7/00.

Database/Web Production. Texas Bond Review Board. Austin, Tx. Publish searchable FileMaker Pro database to agency web site. Compile and massage data regarding bond issues for all government agencies in Texas, for yearly publication. Maintain web pages for Local Government Debt section. 4/98 to 6/99.

Freelance Web Production.

Technical Illustrator/writer. Applied Materials. Austin, Tx. Isometric drawings of manufacturing assembly procedures using CorelDRAW 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 , AutoCAD r13, and Photoshop 3.0. Drawing were produced from actual parts and from sketches made on assembly floor. Illustrations were used to train assemblers. Tech-edited training manual for Computer Aided Assembly software and beta-tested software, proprietary to Applied Materials.When drawing new tools, often wrote assembly procedures to accompany illustrations. Contract positions 12/95 to 7/96 and 6/97 to 9/97.

Marketing/Operations Manager, Technical writer/editor/trainer. Technology & Communications, Inc. Austin, Tx. Managed day-to-day operations of local training and technical courseware company (a Microsoft Technical Education Center, and Corel Authorized Training Center). Produced collateral sales literature (using CorelDRAW) and training manuals (using Word 6.0). Edited beginning and advanced training manuals on CorelDRAW 5.0 and 6.0. Wrote introductory training manual on Corel 5.0 Companion Applications (SHOW, CHART, PHOTO-PAINT and MOVE). Used Microsoft Project to aid in organizing trade shows. Wrote relational database in MS Access, keeping track of class enrollment, students, instructors and courseware. 11/94 to 12/95.

Freelance writing, editing, graphics, publications, advertising, computer consulting. Wrote short descriptions of local schools for's community listings. Edited and produced two Policy Research Projects for LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas (using Word 7.0). Desktop publishing, including display advertising, direct mail, publications and computer graphics, using CorelDRAW, Corel Ventura, and Adobe Photoshop. Technical editing of software training manual, Retlab's Basics for CorelDRAW 7.0. Produced toolbar used in investment software package for Liberty Research, Inc. using Windows Paintbrush. Computer training one-on-one for individuals. 12/86 to present.

Desktop Publisher. Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline.
Produced newsletters, exhibits, reports, resumes, flowcharts, using Ventura Publisher, DOS/GEM 3.0. Oversaw billing software transition. Managed several databases for Marketing Department using Paradox. Also word processing, billings clerk and legal secretary. 5/90-11/94.

Marketing and Distribution Manager.
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
Marketing and distribution for small publisher. Produced display advertising, brochures, and books using Compugraphic typesetter. Worked with national and international distributors. Coordinated convention exhibits. 4/85 to 12/86.

Freelance book production. Spring Publications. Dallas, Texas.
From original input of text, through book design process, to galley proof revisions. 1985 to 1986.

Printer. Wall Street Journal, Southwest Edition (Dallas).
Typesetting, paste-up and proofreading. 2/81 to 4/85.


  • GoLive CyberStudio 3.1.1
  • Corel Web Designer Suite
  • CorelDRAW 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0
  • Adobe Photoshop 3.0
  • AutoCAD r13
  • Microsoft Office Professional 4.3, 95/97/98: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Corel Ventura 4.2 and 5.0
  • Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows NT 3.5 and 4.0
  • Networking: at-home LAN sharing printer between PC and Mac, using NT Server.

Education: 81 hours towards B.A. English Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 3.56 GPA.