came to the bench following four years as an Assistant Attorney
General. Prior to that, Judge Hansen was employed as a Member
of the Michigan Employment Security Board of Review, where she
decided unemployment insurance benefit and unemployment tax rate
cases. She began her legal career at the UAW International
Unionís Unemployment Insurance Clinic.
legal career, Judge Hansen has served with many professional
organizations. Judge Hansen is
the President of the Wayne County District Judges Association
and is the Michigan District Judges Associationís Treasurer.
She has been selected as a member of the District Court Academic
Advisory Committee of the Michigan Judicial Institute which
determines educational topics for statewide judicial training.
Judge Hansen serves the State Bar as a member of its Justice
Initiatives Criminal Issues Committee. Judge Hansen has
been admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar.
Judge Hansen serves the community as a member of the Board of
Directors for Michigan Legal Services, of the Boards of
Directors of The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, and of
the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. She
is a Silver Life Member of the NAACP.
In addition to
fulfilling her responsibilities as a judge in one of the busiest
courts in the nation, Judge Hansen is a co-chair of the 36th
District Courtís annual Law Day and Constitution Day
observances. Each observance has included hosting free legal
advice days (assisting hundreds of citizens of Metro Detroit),
school visits, and courthouse tours. Judge Hansen also serves
on the 36th District Court's committee coordinating training for
House Counsel Defense attorneys. Judge Hansen spearheaded the
courtís recycling program; in less than four years, the courtís
efforts have resulted in recycling of more than 34 tons of scrap
paper, saving the equivalent of more than 740 trees.
Hansen presides over a rotating docket of Traffic and Ordinance,
Criminal Misdemeanors, and Felony Preliminary Examinations.