LAURIE DUDGEON serve as the state court administrator, State of Kentucky, where she administers the $387 million judicial branch budget, monitors legislation related to the courts, and works with county, state, and national officials on issues affecting the Kentucky court system. She also provides administrative support to Kentucky’s 403 elected justices, judges, and circuit court clerks. Ms. Dudgeon has streamlined the AOC’s organizational structure and maintained a balanced judicial branch budget during the state’s financial crisis. She relocated the AOC’s office building in Frankfort to save costs and is leading efforts to implement eFiling in the state court system. She serves as vice chair of the Judicial Tools Workgroup for the Joint Technology Committee and has implemented judicial tools. Ms. Dudgeon holds a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky.