From the Office of Chief Justice-Elect Moore
Montgomery, AL — Chief Justice-Elect Roy Moore announced his decision to appoint Dr. Rich Hobson as Administrative Director of Courts for the State of Alabama and Ben DuPré as his Chief of Staff.
Chief Justice-Elect Moore stated, “During my first tenure as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Rich Hobson served in an exemplary and professional manner as Administrative Director of Courts. He has over 16 years prior service with the Unified Judicial System. Under his administration the use of technology was expanded to initiate the present day e-filing of court cases. He is very knowledgeable of all aspects of Court operations to include court funding. Rich is a man of character and integrity devoted to the welfare and smooth operation of our court system. I look forward to working with Dr. Hobson to make our court system the best in the nation.”
Rich Hobson resides with his family in Montgomery where they worship at Lakeview Baptist Church and he serves as Chairman of Deacons. Rich also serves as President of the Good Morning Montgomery Kiwanis Club and is the State Chairman of the Alabama Child Evangelism Fellowship Board. A native of Enterprise, Rich earned his A.A. from Enterprise State Junior College and his B.A., M.A. and Doctor of Public Administration from The University of Alabama.
Chief Justice-Elect Moore also announced that attorney Ben DuPré will serve as his Chief of Staff in his Supreme Court Office. Judge Moore added, “I have known Ben DuPré for over 10 years since he served as a staff attorney during my first tenure as Chief Justice, and I know him to be a man of demonstrated honor and integrity who is highly qualified in the profession of law. I look forward to serving with Ben at the Alabama Supreme Court.”
Ben DuPré, a constitutional lawyer licensed in Alabama and Virginia, has written numerous amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and in federal and state courts across America. Married with four children, Ben and his family live in Pike Road and are members of Evangel Church in Montgomery. Ben serves on the Board of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Central Alabama. He earned his B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and his J.D. from Regent University School of Law in Virginia.
Both of these appointments begin with the new Chief Justice term in January.