Hansen 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.
her legal career, Judge Hansen has served with many professional
organizations. Judge Hansen is a past president of the Wayne
County District Judges Association and is the Michigan District
Judges Associationís Vice President. She
has served 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 the Secretary of the Board of Directors for
Michigan Legal Services, and as a member of the Boards of
Directors of The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and of the
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. She is active with her neighborhood gardening committee.
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 five years, the courtís efforts have resulted in the
recycling of more than 52 tons of scrap paper, saving the
equivalent of more than 892 trees.