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Shari Francine Shink

Shari Francine Shink, American legal administrator. Bar: Pennsylvania, United States District Court Colorado, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania, United States Supreme Court. Named One of Best of New Generation Who Are Changing America, Esquire Magazine, 1984; recipient international Legislation Service award, Parents Without Partnership, 1993.

Background

  • Shink, Shari Francine was born on December 3, 1948 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of John Anton and Frances Marie (Ursic) Shink.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University Pittsburgh, 1970. Juris Doctor, Rutgers University, 1975.

    Career

    • Neighborhood legal services attorney Child Advocacy Legal Aid, Pittsburgh, 1975—1977, staff attorney, 1977—1979, managing attorney, 1979—1981. Executive director Colorado Guardian Ad Litem Project, Denver, 1981—1984. Member Governor's Commission Study Children's Code, 1983—1984, Task Force to Recodify Children's Code, 1994.

      Field instructor University Denver College Law & School Social Work, since 1982. Founder, executive director Children's Legal Clinic, Denver. Instructor legal rights children Metropolitan State College, Denver.

      Coordinator Colorado Supreme Court Task Force Permanent Families Children, 1986—1989. Chair subcommittee child custody Colorado Legislation Task Force Children's Issue, 1991—1992. Member steering committee National Committee Rights oChild/Legal Action Project Advisory Bd, Colorado Coalition Protection Children Policy Committee, Denver Children's Network, Child Abuse Coalition Weld County, Center for People Capital Hill, Denver.

      Consultant Institute Child Abuse & Neglect University Northern Colorado, Greeley. Presenter, speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania, United States District Court Colorado, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania, United States Supreme Court.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Scholar-in-residence C. Henry Kempe National Center Prevention & Treatment Child Abuse & Neglect, 1978. Board directors Metropolitan Child Protection Council, 1982—1984, Chrysalis Teen Group Home, 1982—1983. Appointed to Jack Hogan Charitable Foundation Task Force, 1987.

    Member of National Association of Female Executives, American Bar Association (member task force children), Colorado Bar Association (member steering committee juvenile law forum), Pennsylvania Bar Association, National Association Court Appointed Special Child Advocates, National Association Counsel Children (vice president., director 1979-1981), Colorado Mountain. Club, National Slovene Benefit Society.

    Connections

    • father: John Anton Shink
    • mother: Frances Marie (Ursic) Shink
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    Born December 3, 1948
    (age 68)
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