National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)– President and CEO
Judith Gundersen is the president and CEO of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), where she has overseen a number of major modernizations to the 90-year-old organization, including a three-year study of the bar exam resulting in recommendations that are guiding implementation for the next generation of the exam; the transition of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam to a computer-based testing format; and the first-ever remote administrations of the bar exam, offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Judith’s focus on transparency and outreach has resulted in significant new diversity and inclusion initiatives and increased outreach to legal educators by NCBE.
Judith joined NCBE in 2000 as the deputy director of testing and became director of test operations in 2015. Prior to joining the NCBE, she worked as an assistant district attorney in Madison, Wisconsin. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.