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Justice Christensen Investiture September 21, 2018

September 4, 2018

Des Moines, Iowa, September 4, 2018—On September 21 at 3:30 p.m., Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will administer the oath of office to Iowa Supreme Court Justice Susan Christensen in a public ceremony in the supreme court courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 E. Court Ave., Des Moines. Justice Christensen, Harlan, will fill the vacancy that resulted from the retirement of Justice Bruce B. Zager.

Prior to her appointment to the supreme court, Justice Christensen was appointed a district associate judge in 2007 and a district judge in 2015. Before becoming a judge, she practiced law in Harlan for 16 years.

Justice Christensen graduated from Judson College in 1988 and received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1991. She served as Assistant County Attorney in Shelby County from 1991 to 2007, Harrison County from 1996 to 2007, and Crawford County in 2007.

Justice 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. She is a member of The Iowa State Bar Association, the Southwest Iowa Bar Association, and the Shelby County Bar Association.

Media Advisory:  The court will allow cameras and audio recording equipment in the courtroom subject to available space.  If you wish to be present for the ceremony and have camera and recording equipment to install, please arrive twenty minutes in advance of the ceremony.  The media room will also be open for use by the media. 

For More Information:

Contact: Steve Davis, (515) 348-4967 or steve.davis@iowacourts.gov

Iowa Supreme Court
1111 E. Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50319

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