Denville, NJ – – Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Counsel at Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, P.C., was recently appointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Diversity Committee by NJSBA President Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq.
One of the NJSBA’s missions is to foster an inclusive and diverse bar association through its programs and services. Through its Diversity Committee, the NJSBA works on various diversity initiatives alongside New Jersey’s specialty bar associations to promote participation in bar-related activities by those lawyers and lawyer groups who have not previously participated significantly in such activities, including minorities, women, younger lawyers, government lawyers, in-house counsel, physically challenged and other similarly situated lawyers or lawyer groups.
Ms. Domingo, who is of Filipino descent and speaks fluent Tagalog, has been a staunch advocate of diversity initiatives within New Jersey’s legal profession. She is one of 100 early- to mid- career minority attorneys selected by Lawyers of Color to its inaugural Eastern Region 2013 Hot List. Since 2011, Ms. Domingo has served on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association (APALA-NJ), the largest specialty bar association that collectively represents the interests of Asian and Pacific American lawyers in New Jersey. Ms. Domingo is APALA-NJ’s former Treasurer and Vice President. She presently serves as President Elect of APALA-NJ and is the incoming President for 2014-2015. Ms. Domingo is also the Co-Chair of APALA-NJ’s Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC) and leads a committee comprised of attorneys committed to promoting diversity in the judiciary and in the state and federal government, and raising awareness in the courts of New Jersey about concerns of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. As Co-Chair of APALA-NJ’s JPAC, Ms. Domingo works closely with New Jersey’s elected officials to identify highly qualified minority candidates.
In addition to her work with APALA-NJ, Ms. Domingo is also very active in the Asian Pacific American community. She is an attorney-volunteer for Citizenship Rutgers, which provides free naturalization application assistance to legal permanent residents of New Jersey, as well as for the Asian American Legal Defense Fund Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Pro-Bono Program, which represents DACA-eligible youth in completing DACA applications.
Ms. Domingo is a member of Einhorn Harris’ Matrimonial Law Department. She handles a wide range of divorce and custody cases, and works in partnership with the firm’s Estates & Trusts/Taxation Department in drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements and marital settlement agreements that comprehensively address various tax and estate planning issues relative to a divorce. As a former prosecutor and trained litigator, Ms. Domingo has extensive courtroom experience and handles various juvenile and domestic violence matters in addition to divorce cases.
Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, P.C. is a comprehensive, full-service law firm devoted to serving a broad range of legal needs in New Jersey since 1961. With more than 50 years in business, Einhorn Harris, located in Denville, NJ, has developed a reputation for dedication to the community and its people. www.einhornharris.com