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Law examiners board gets new officers, members

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The State Board of Law Examiners has new members this year, thanks to two appointments by the Indiana Supreme Court, as well as newly elected officers.

The Supreme Court announced Wednesday it had appointed Senior Judge Barbara L. Brugnaux, who served as a Vigo Superior judge since 1996. The judge replaces Sheila M. Corcoran of Evansville. Litigation attorney Gary Kemper of Madison replaces Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen R. Heinmann. Corcoran and Judge Heinmann had served on the board for 10 years.

The Board of Law Examiners also elected new officers, who began their one-year term Dec. 1, 2008. Evansville attorney Leslie C. Shively was elected president; Indianapolis attorney Jon B. Laramore was elected vice president; Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis professor Maria Pabon Lopez was elected secretary; and Gary attorney Gilbert King Jr. was elected treasurer.

The Board of Law Examiners is responsible for making sure people admitted to practice in Indiana have met the requirements specified in the Admission and Discipline Rules of the Indiana Supreme Court, including writing and grading the essay portion of the bar examination.

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