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SCC Path Brings Rewards for Legal Administrative Assistant Alum

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Fischer“It is so satisfying to see students start college and really take advantage of everything that is offered to them. Shari Fischer is an example of a student who did just that. She expanded her horizons allowing herself to believe that she could do more with her life, and she did. We are proud to count Shari as a South Central College – Legal Administrative Assistant alum!” 

 -Lynda Ernst, Legal Administrative Assistant Instructor at South Central College.

Shari P. Fischer
Shari Peterson Fischer was raised on a farm near Morgan, Minnesota, where she learned the value of hard work and the importance of helping fellow neighbors and friends in need.

Ms. Fischer has been employed by The Legal Professionals PA since 1997 and is now an associate attorney. Ms. Fischer has a growing practice focused in estate planning and has extensive experience in diverse probate matters. She also counsels clients in the areas of farm, commercial and residential real estate, business law, and family law. 

Starting her education at South Central College, Shari received high honors in completing the Legal Administrative Assistant program. Continuing her education, she received her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Law. Ms. Fischer received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. While in law school, Ms. Fischer was named to the Dean's List, won the CALI Award in International Negotiation, and was a recipient of several academic scholarships.

When asked about her experience at SCC, Fischer said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at SCC. I left SCC at just 20 years of age, but with the tools and knowledge necessary to ‘hit the ground running’ when I began my first position as a Legal Assistant only days after graduating. I commend Lynda Ernst for the strong legal program at SCC. She ensured we students were well prepared to begin our careers and also instilled in us the importance of maintaining a sense of professionalism throughout our lives. These are skills I have carried forward in life, especially now as an attorney.”

Married to Cody Fischer since 1998, Shari and Cody make their home west of Hanska. Cody is a 1997 graduate of South Central College from the HVAC program and has owned his own HVAC business since 2002. Shari added, “As you can see, we both have truly benefited from our experiences at SCC”. Outside the office, Shari enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, friends, and her favorite English Bulldog, Elvis.

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