Judge Christensen, Harlan, was appointed to the bench November 4, 2015. She graduated from Judson College in 1988 and received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1991. She served as a District Associate Judge from 2007 until her appointment. Judge Christensen was in private practice in Harlan with Larson, Childs, Hall and Christensen from 1991 to 2003 and the Law Offices of Susan Larson Christensen from 2003 to 2007. Her practice focused on family law. She also served as Assistant County Attorney in Shelby County from 1991 to 2007, Harrison County from 1996 to 2007 and Crawford County in 2007. Judge Christensen is a member of the Children's Justice State Council and served on the Supreme Court's Family Law Pro Se Forms Committee, Child Support Guidelines Review Committee, and Parents Representation Standards Committee.