Director, Administrative Office of the Courts, Kentucky Court of Justice
As director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, Laurie K. Dudgeon administers the judicial branch budget, monitors legislation, and works with county, state, and national officials on court-related issues. She is responsible for providing administrative support to Kentucky’s 404 elected justices, judges, and circuit court clerks. Laurie previously practiced law in Kentucky and South Carolina; she was also executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and a staff attorney in the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. She has a BA and JD from the University of Kentucky.