300 South Phillips Ave, Suite 300
Donna M. Jahr, Paralegal
Donna Jahr started with the firm in 1972 as the word processor. When a secretarial position became available, she transferred and worked eighteen years as a legal secretary for two of the attorneys, a litigator, and a business lawyer. After a two-year absence from the firm, she returned to her current position as a paralegal. Donna provides paralegal support to attorneys in the litigation practice areas, including insurance defense, worker’s compensation, and civil litigation. She has been a member of the South Dakota Paralegal Association since 1993.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Donna attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in Education. Following graduation, she worked with developmentally disabled children at USD before moving to Sioux Falls and starting at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C.
Outside of her employment responsibilities, community activities are a high priority. Donna graduated from Leadership Sioux Falls III in 1989. She has served on the Board of Directors for Threshold Youth Services, Sioux Falls League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women (local and state levels), and Augustana College Auxiliary (n/k/a Friends of Augustana). Donna is active in her church, having served as secretary, vice president, and president, on call committees, nominating committees, and teaching Sunday School. She is currently involved in a leadership position for the Stephen Ministry program. In 1991, she was elected to Synod Council for the South Dakota ELCA Synod and served as secretary. She recently completed a term on the Answer the Call Board of Directors, a program to raise scholarship funds for seminary students returning to serve parishes in the South Dakota Synod.
Recreation time is spent bowling, golfing, and traveling.
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University of South Dakota, B.S., 1971
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