We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Jhanice V. Domingo recently joined the Board of Directors of the Somerset Community Action Program. The Somerset Community Action Program was established in 1965 as one of the first community action programs nationwide set to implement the Economic Opportunities Act, which authorized the formation of local community action agencies as part of the nation’s war on poverty.
As a Board Member of the Somerset Community Action Program, Domingo will assist with the development and management of various services and programs designed to increase the self-sufficiency of low-income residents of Somerset County. Domingo will work alongside the former Mayor of Franklin Township Brian Levine, Franklin Township Councilwoman and Board President Kimberly Francois and North Plainfield Councilwoman Keiona Miller, among other distinguished members of the SCAP Board of Directors.
The Somerset Community Action Program, in collaboration with several community partners, assists families of low-income individuals in Somerset County by empowering them through education, employment training, cultural enrichment, case management and life skills development programs.
“I am extremely honored to have been invited to join the Somerset Community Action Program Board of Directors,” says Domingo. “Having lived in Somerset County for over a decade and having served as a Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor early in my legal career, I am deeply committed to working with SCAP’s leadership team to ensure the families and children of Somerset County receive the care and services they need to lead successful lives.”
As a Partner with Einhorn Harris’ Family Law Department, Domingo manages mediation of simple divorce cases and litigation of complex, high-asset divorce matters. She navigates the legalities and sensitivities surrounding a wide variety of family law matters involving child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, palimony, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil unions, same-sex marriage and domestic violence.
Domingo has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee since 2011. She was named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars List in 2009-2010, 2012-2013 and 2015-2016. In 2013, she was one of 50 New Jersey attorneys selected by New Jersey Law Journal to receive the New Leaders of the Bar Award. She is also one of 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys to be selected in the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Eastern Region 2013 Hot List.
In addition, Domingo received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion into the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (exclusively for female attorneys who have received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from their peers).
Domingo was born in Manila, Philippines, and has resided in New Jersey since moving to the United States at the age of nine. She earned degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Boston College in 1999, and earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002. She is fluent in Tagalog and is the President of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association, Past President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) and the Chair of APALA-NJ’s Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. She also serves as Vice President of the Legal Section of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Korean American Family Service Center and its Benefit Committee.
For more information about the Somerset Community Action Program, please visit www.somersetcap.com.