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Edwards appoints Boyce new DAL director

 Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointment of Emalie Boyce to the role of director of the Division of Administrative Law (DAL). She will fill the position recently vacated by the founding director, Ann Wise. Boyce currently serves as deputy executive counsel to Gov. Edwards and has over ten years of legal experience in the public sector.

“Emalie has been an invaluable member of our team and provided counsel on many issues from the start of this administration. In her role as my deputy executive counsel, Emalie has helped us remain transparent and accountable to the public. I could not be more confident about the leadership she will bring to the Division of Administrative Law,” said Gov. Edwards. “The agency will do great things under her charge, and I look forward to continuing to work with her.”

The DAL is Louisiana’s centralized state administrative hearings panel, providing fair, prompt, and orderly adjudications conducted by independent, impartial, and professional administrative law judges.

“I am appreciative of the opportunity to serve the people of Louisiana in this new capacity and am grateful for the confidence Gov. Edwards placed in me during my time working in his administration,” said Emalie Boyce. “I am excited to join the wonderful team in place at the DAL and continue my work fostering a more transparent and accountable state of Louisiana.”

Prior to her role as deputy executive counsel to the governor, Emalie Boyce served as deputy director of the Civil Division in the Office of the Attorney General. Her duties included oversight of opinions, training public officials, managing transparency processes, and advising boards, commissions and officers of the state of Louisiana. She has been married for fifteen years and has two children. She has also served many community organizations, including the LSU Museum of Art Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for Hospice of Baton Rouge.

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