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BLE executive director appointed to national bar admission council

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The Indiana Board of Law Examiners executive director has been appointed executive secretary of the Council of Bar Admission Administrators.

Linda L. Loepker was recently appointed executive secretary of the CBAA until the position is eliminated at end of this year. She also was reappointed to the CBAA technology committee and the character and fitness committee. Loepker has served on both committees since 2008.

The CBAA is the principal interface between the council and the National Conference of Bar Examiners. It is composed of bar examiners and administrators, legal educators, and Supreme Court justices. The technology committee fosters technological advancements and how they relate to the bar admission process, while the character and fitness committee addresses trends in character issues of applicants throughout the nation and how individual states approach the trends.

Loepker was appointed executive director of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Board of Law Examiners in 2007. Prior to that, she worked for the Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration where she was a staff attorney and then director of Office and Employment Law Services. Loepker graduated with a B.A. from Valparaiso University and received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is licensed to practice in Michigan and Indiana, as well as the federal courts in each of those states.

 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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