Operations, Communications & Legal Support
Jessica is the operations manager and legal assistant in CJP's Pittsburgh office.
Jessica is a trained print reporter and worked at daily newspapers in New England and Scranton. She left newspapers during the industry's transition from print to all-digital and for a few years studied independent online news start-ups and media policy.
She has a bachelor's degree in communications-journalism from Cal Poly Pomona and a paralegal certificate from Community College of Allegheny County. She is an AmeriCorp VISTA alumni and also worked on the communications team of a major labor union organizing campaign in Pittsburgh.
Jessica has a longtime interest in access to justice and completed the paralegal program to change her career to legal aid work.
Jessica is on the board of the Pittsburgh Paralegal Association.
jdurkin AT cjplaw .org