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BLE director resigns

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The Indiana Supreme Court is searching for someone new to lead the state’s Board of Law Examiners after Linda L. Loepker resigned earlier this week.

Court spokeswoman Kathryn Dolan said that Loepker resigned effective Monday, giving up the executive director post she’d held since September 2007 when she replaced longtime leader Mary Place Godsey.

Until a new executive director is found, David Remondini – the chief deputy executive director of the Division of State Court Administration – will fill that spot. The next bar exam set for Feb. 22-23, 2011, will happen as scheduled without any change, according to Dolan.

Before taking this leadership post at the BLE, Loepker worked for the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration – first as a staff attorney and then as director of the Office and Employment Law Services. She obtained her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Loepker couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, and Dolan said she did not know what Loepker plans to do now or how this change might impact her national affiliations, but her role as executive secretary of the Council of Bar Admission Administrators expires at the end of this year.
 

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