The Justice James J. MARCHIANO DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
The Justice James J. Marchiano Distinguished Service Award was established to honor Justice Marchiano’s legacy of service to the community. This award recognizes a CCCBA member who volunteers their time, either in a legal or non-legal capacity, to improve the circumstances of others and changes lives for the better in our community.
The CCCBA Pro Bono Committee is pleased to announce that the 2023 Justice James J. Marchiano Distinguished Service Award will be awarded to Mika Domingo!
The committee had so many superlatives to share, we decided to publish parts of their comments here to give you a picture of what we were all thinking. Please mark your calendar now to honor Mika for her pro bono dedication at the BAR FUND Benefit on Thursday, September 28 (register here).
“[Mika] has a demonstrated history, and passion for, service – while also running her own highly successful law firm. She has an amazing attitude and seemingly unlimited energy.”
— James Wu, CCCBA Past President 2018 and 2019
“Ms. Domingo epitomizes the spirit of the Justice James J. Marchiano Distinguished Service Award because her work supports and encourages other to engage with their community.” — Tracy Hughes, California Women Lawyers Vice President
“[Mika] is compassionate and empathetic and a tireless advocate for persons in need. She has been involved in countless volunteer activities that improve the lives of those in our local community, including mentoring and providing feedback and assistance to high-school students in helping them develop arguments for the Moot Court and Mock Trial competition.”
— David Marchiano, Past Chair and current member of the CCCBA Pro Bono Committee
“She understands the importance of collaborative work, lives up to her commitments, and makes sure that different voices are heard, respected, and honored. Through her ceaseless enthusiasm for community service, I believe she exemplifies the attributes of the deeply involved lawyer who volunteers considerable time and effort to the ideals of equal justice.”
— Ana M. Storey, Executive Director, Levitt Quinn Family Law Center
2022 Award Recipient: Beth Mora
2021 Inaugural Award Recipient: Ray Robinson
CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 recipients of the CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll! We are so proud of our members who give back to the various communities they are involved in, be it in a legal or non-legal capacity.
Members of the Pro Bono Honor Roll will receive a badge that can be used on their website or email signature, honored at the Bar Fund Benefit, social media posts, bar-wide eblasts and acknowledgement on this page of our website.
We are now accepting entries for the 2023-2024 CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll. Use the link to the Excel form in the sidebar (right) to record your hours. Send completed forms to Jennifer Comages no later than September 7, 2024.
|50-99 hours||100-299 hours||300-499 hours||500+ hours|
|Phil Andersen||Marc Bouret||Corrine Bielejeski||Mika S. Domingo|
|Jonathan Babione||Natasha Chee||Kathleen Hunt||Beth Mora|
|Michelle Ferber||Julie Ann Giammona||Jonathan Lee||Victoria Robinson Smith|
|Jaime B. Herren||Terry Leoni||Gary B. Sanders|
|Cara E. Lankford||Craig Nevin||Andrea Kelly Smethurst|
|Melissa Madrid||David Pearson|
|David Marchiano||Anthony Risucci|
|Matthew S. Toth|
Thank you to our Pro Bono Honor Roll recipients for giving of your valuable time and expertise to benefit our community. Your efforts support our community in myriad ways.
We know there are many more CCCBA members who help out in their communities in many ways. Start tracking your hours for next year’s Pro Bono Honor Roll! Any CCCBA member who has volunteered 50 or more hours in a legal or non-legal capacity over the period September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024 is eligible for the Pro Bono Honor Roll. Use this excel form to track your hours.
Many CCCBA members are already involved in many great organizations and causes. It is inspiring to learn about their experiences helping others and the differences they make – both small and big – in the lives of others. By recognizing these individuals, the CCCBA hopes to show how much we appreciate their service and encourage all members to contribute time and hit (or exceed) the 50-hour annual target.
As attorneys, we have the knowledge, training and skill set to improve the lives of others and make a difference. The Pro Bono Committee would like all members to consider the goal of contributing their many talents by touching the life of at least one person in need.