Emily Eschweiler (’02) Named Director of State Boards on Attorney Licensing, Continuing Education, Certification
The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Emily J. Eschweiler (’02) to lead the three boards that oversee the court’s attorney regulatory functions. In this position, Eschweiler will serve as the director of the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners, the Board of Continuing Legal Education, and the Board of Legal Certification. She has served as the assistant director and counsel for the three boards since 2011. Eschweiler will succeed Margaret Fuller Corneille, who has held the post since January 1987. Corneille’s retirement will be effective April 4.
“For the past three decades, Minnesota’s legal community has benefitted from the dedicated leadership and strategic vision Peg Corneille has brought to these three boards,” said Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea. “While it is always hard to lose someone with such significant experience, the Supreme Court is extremely pleased that Emily Eschweiler has agreed to take over this important position. Emily has tremendous expertise in the work of these boards, and is committed to improving how these boards serve attorneys and the people of Minnesota.”
As director, Eschweiler will provide consultation and advice to the boards, direct and supervise personnel, develop annual budgets for each board and office, oversee the Minnesota Bar Examination, direct the process by which CLE courses are accredited, oversee the annual registration of attorneys, and monitor the process by which attorneys are certified as specialists in Minnesota, among other responsibilities.
Eschweiler began working for the three boards as a staff attorney in 2006. Before that, she practiced law in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, and corporate transactions.