Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
30 S Meridian St., Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Executive Director
Bradley Skolnik

Pho: 317.232.2552
Fax: 317.233.3960

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About

In 1931, the General Assembly enacted the following:

“The Supreme Court of this state shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to admit attorneys to practice law in all courts of the state under such rules and regulations as it may prescribe.” Acts, 1931, Ch.63, p. 150.

In July 1931, the Supreme Court of Indiana adopted rules regulating admission to the practice of law in Indiana. Under these laws an applicant was required to take an examination to determine his professional fitness. A Board of Law Examiners was appointed to conduct examinations and a Committee on Character and Fitness was established.

Today, the State Board of Law Examiners is responsible for the admission of attorneys, the certification of legal interns and the formation and renewal of professional corporations, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships for the legal profession. The Committee on Character and Fitness now numbers over 300 lawyers and interviews personally all applicants to the bar.

Hon. Barbara Brugnaux, President
Terre Haute

Michael M. Yoder, Treasurer
Kendallville

Jon B. Laramore
Indianapolis

Gary K. Kemper
Madison

Charlotte F.Westerhaus-Renfrow
Indianapolis

Gilbert King, Jr., Vice President
Gary

Cathleen Shrader, Secretary
Fort Wayne

Kathryn Burroughs
Carmel

Prof. Michael J. Jenuwine
South Bend

Jeffry A. Lind
Terre Haute

Staff

Bradley Skolnik
Executive Director

General Information:

If you have a question for the Executive Director, Online Applications, Laptop Testing:
Contact Tina Hopson: E-mail: tina.hopson@courts.in.gov or call 317.233.0263

Bar Exam Application and last name begins with A-L,Status of Admission on Motion:
Contact Brian Sanders: E-mail brian.sanders@courts.in.gov or call 317.234.2295

Bar Exam Application and last name begins with M-Z, Forming a PC, LLC, LLP
Contact Paul Minnis:  E-mail paul.minnis@courts.in.gov or call 317.232.2502

Legal Interns, Questions about paying your Rule 27 renewal online:
Contact Sam Fitzgerald: E-mail rule27@courts.in.gov or call 317.233.0262

If you have a general question not covered above, please send an e-mail to ble@courts.in.gov