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Jhanice Domingo To Present At Swearing-In Ceremony Of First Philippine-Born New Jersey Superior Court Judge

April 2, 2013

Denville, NJ – On April 5, 2013, Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Counsel with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. and a member of its matrimonial and family law departments, will be one of the presenters at the Administration of Oath to the first Philippine-born New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Carlia M. Brady, Esq.

Ms. Domingo, who is of Filipino descent and speaks fluent Tagalog, is the Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) and Co-Chair of APALA-NJ’s Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC). In her capacity as Co-Chair of APALA-NJ’s JPAC, Ms. Domingo leads a committee comprised of nine 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.  APALA-NJ’s JPAC identifies, evaluates, and vets potential APA candidates for judicial and other appointed positions in the state and federal government.  APALA-NJ’s JPAC then recommends to the Governor for nomination highly qualified APA candidates to serve as judges, prosecutors and other positions on various boards, commissions, and offices.

APALA-NJ JPAC endorsed the nomination of Carlia M. Brady, Esq. for Middlesex County Superior Court Judge, and she was confirmed by the full Senate on February 25, 2013. In a press release issued by APALA-NJ regarding the confirmation of the first Philippine-born New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Ms. Domingo was quoted stating: “More than 750,000 Asian Pacific Americans call New Jersey home and Filipino-Americans are one of the major Asian Pacific American groups in New Jersey, especially in Middlesex County.  As a Filipina myself, I am extremely proud of Ms. Brady’s accomplishments and what her historic confirmation means to the Asian Pacific American community in general and New Jersey’s Filipino community in particular. Ms. Brady is a prestigious addition to the Superior Court.”

Ms. Domingo was also quoted in the Filipino Reporter expressing APALA-NJ’s commitment to continue working with its sister bar associations on both the state and federal level, as well as with leaders in the community “to ameliorate the glaring underrepresentation of APAs in the judiciary,” and in the Filipino Express commending Governor Chris Christie’s “commitment to diversity as demonstrated by his selections to the bench.”

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

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