Jhanice V. Domingo Elected to the Board of Trustees of Legal Services of New Jersey
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that Jhanice V. Domingo, partner in the firm’s Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Litigation practice groups, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ).
LSNJ heads the state’s Legal Services system, a network of six independent nonprofit corporations and has been providing free essential legal aid in civil matters to low-income people through offices in all 21 counties of New Jersey for 55 years. Through its work, LSNJ strives to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty.
About Jhanice V. Domingo
Jhanice V. Domingo focuses her practice on family law and litigation. A tenacious advocate for her clients, Domingo handles complex, high-conflict family law cases as well as alternative dispute resolution of simpler family law matters. As a former Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor, Domingo is no stranger to the courtroom. As a prosecutor, she handled domestic violence and juvenile cases and prosecuted contempt of final restraining orders. As an experienced family law litigator, she has significant experience trying family law matters before various family law judges around the state. She is also a trained and Court approved family law mediator and handles both Court-appointed and private mediation. She also serves as an Early Settlement Panelist and Economic Mediator for various counties in north, central, and south Jersey, including but not limited to, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Morris, and Somerset Counties.
Domingo serves as co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee (FLEC) as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee, Non-Dissolution Subcommittee, and Domestic Violence Working Group. She is also a Past President of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association and a Past President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ). She is currently the Chair of APALA-NJ’s Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC) and works closely with New Jersey’s elected officials to identify highly qualified minority candidates for nomination and appointment to the New Jersey State Judiciary.
Domingo’s public service work includes representing indigent clients in family court at the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Family Law Clinic while in law school; conducting free family law workshops for Northeast New Jersey Legal Services’ Private Attorney Involvement Program; volunteering with Citizenship Rutgers to provide pro bono naturalization application assistance to legal permanent residents of New Jersey; and representing pro bono DACA-eligible youth in DACA applications.
“I am thrilled to join the exceptional board of trustees of LSNJ,” said Domingo “I look forward to helping advance LSNJ’s more than 55-year history of ensuring equal access to justice for all New Jersey residents and find ways for LSNJ and Pashman Stein’s Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center to collaborate on advocacy work that advances social, racial, and economic justice.”