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Sharon Elaine Claassen

Sharon Elaine Claassen, American lawyer. Bar: Oklahoma 1980, Nevada 1982, United States District Court Nevada 1982, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983. Recipient John B. Cheadle Memorial award University Oklahoma, 1979, Regional Women Helping Women award Soroptimist International, 1991, Local Women Helping Women award Soroptimist International, 1990.

Background

  • Claassen, Sharon Elaine was born on January 23, 1953 in Beatrice, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Alfred H. and Valois M. (Penner) Claassen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Nebraska, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Oklahoma, 1980.

    Career

    • Paralegal Legal Services, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1976-1977. Intern Legal Services Western Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, 1979-1980. Attorney Nevada Indian-Rural Legal Services, Carson City, 1980-1984.

      Legal director Nevada Indian-Rural Legal Services, Nevada, 1984-1986. Partner Claassen & Olson, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oklahoma 1980, Nevada 1982, United States District Court Nevada 1982, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983.

    Works

    • Managing editor American Indian Law Review, 1978-1979, editor-in-chief, 1979-1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Mennonite

    Membership

    Board directors Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Carson City, 1981-1986, co-chair, 1984-1986. Board directors Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, 1986, 88—, legislation committee member, since 1986, treasurer, since 1991. Board directors Nevada Women's Lobby, since 1990.

    Member American Bar Association (law student division 1977-1980, young lawyer division 1980-1989, family law section since 1990, Silver Key award law student division 1979), Nevada Bar Association (member executive committee young lawyers division 1986-1987, member executive council family law division 1991), Oklahoma Bar Association, 1st Judicial District Bar Association (vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1990), Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Robert Michael Still, September 10, 1983. 1 child, Amber Dawn Still.
    • father: Alfred H. Claassen
    • mother: Valois M. (Penner) Claassen
    • spouse: Robert Michael Still
    • child: Amber Dawn Still Claassen
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    Born January 23, 1953
    (age 64)
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