Magistrate judge appointed for Seventh Judicial Circuit

SharmaPIERRE, S.D. — Janki V. Sharma was appointed Friday as a full-time magistrate judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Pennington County.

“I am so honored to receive this appointment and I am looking forward to serving the people of the Seventh Judicial Circuit as a Magistrate Judge,” Sharma said.

Sharma was born and raised in India and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Management from Doane University.

She received her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2016, and then she moved to Rapid City has has worked with the Pennington County Public Defender’s Office since 2017.

Prior to her move to Rapid City, she served as a term law clerk for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska in Omaha.

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