Law Offices of Jansen & Kessler

Ms. Jansen graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1991 with an undergraduate degree in Human Communications. Beginning in 1983 and while attending college as a night student, she worked full-time in the Law Department of the National Broadcasting Company in Manhattan. In 1992, she received a Paralegal Certificate in Business Organizations from the New York University Adult Education Program and continued employment with NBC until 1995. As a natural progression and evincing her strong commitment to education, with two young children at home, in September 1996, Ms. Jansen enrolled in the evening program at Pace University School of Law. She graduated in January 2000 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in June 2000. During her last year of law school, Ms. Jansen worked at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, first as a paralegal and then as a Staff Attorney. While at the Center, she helped to start Project Deter, a 24/7 program for victims of domestic violence. She was also instrumental in launching the Family Court Legal Assistance Program. The model for the FCLAP, which provides a one-stop service network for victims of domestic violence (from petitioning for custody, to obtaining child support orders, to trying Family Offenses to gain orders of protections), has been widely imitated and is still operating today in both the White Plains and Yonkers Family Court.

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