Jason ultimately left government service to pursue new challenges. He worked with several attorneys, assisted with cross-border issues, and later created an immigration help website. He also cofounded The International Au Pair Exchange (TIAPE), a U.S. Department of State designated (private sector) cultural exchange agency engaged in the administration and placement of Au Pairs throughout the United States.
Jason later earned a J.D., attending Arizona Summit Law School in Phoenix, Arizona. During law school, he traveled to Mexico City and studied human rights law. He also worked as a law clerk at Kuntz Plitt Hyland and Demlong where he conducted extensive research on insurance law for co-publication with attorney Steven Plitt, a nationally renowned author and nationwide expert in insurance law.
Upon completing his U.S. legal training and the Arizona Bar Exam, Jason attended Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program in Toronto, Ontario. Jason completed his law practice program placement (apprenticeship) with Juzkiw & Company, where he engaged in civil litigation making appearances in Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, and the Landlord-Tenant tribunal.
With more than 20 years of combined experience in U.S. Immigration enforcement and international business involving cross border cultural exchange programs, Ankeny brings a unique insight into trade, cross-border, and cultural exchange issues to his law practice.