Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Community service is a priority at M.S. Domingo Law Group P.C., in part because Mika was motivated in her upbringing to make a valuable contribution to society outside the workplace. With over 30 years of community service experience, Mika has led many organizations that advocate and provide services benefitting the disadvantaged. She has supported environmental conservation by educating the public about energy efficiency, use of eco-friendly household products, and by supporting the Farmer’s Market in the sales of locally grown foods. She has advocated for immigration reform by promoting afterschool programs for bilingual children and by helping adult immigrants with English skills or basic job training. Mika has also been an active participant in funding cancer research and continues to participate in raising monies for cancer treatment, Alzheimer’s research, and other life-threatening diseases, as motivated by her mother’s lifelong charitable service in various communities, and more recently, in response to her mother’s suffering as she lost the battle to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Over the years, Mika has been involved in the following organizations (Partial List):

Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Association
California Alumni Association
California Bar Foundation
California Women Lawyers:

  • Second Vice-President
  • Affiliate Governor
  • At-Large Governor
  • Co-Chair of the Judicial Evaluations Committee
  • Committees: Executive, Annual Conference, Annual Dinner, Outreach, “So, You Want to be a Judge?”, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

California Conference of Bar Delegates, Delegate
Center for Civic and Economic Education
State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners:

  • Vice-Chair of Educational Standards Subcommittee
  • Vice-Chair of Examinations Subcommittee
  • Member of Operations & Management Subcommittee
  • Member of Moral Character Subcommittee

Contra Costa County Bar Association Women’s Section:

  • Past President
  • Board of Directors
  • Committees: Annual Wine Tasting and Fundraiser, Scholarship, Annual Dinner, Power Lunches, Happy Hour

Contra Costa County Bar Association:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Board of Directors
  • Chair of the Diversity Committee
  • Committees: Executive, Finance, Bench/Bar, Diversity, Membership, Governance, Nominations

Ecology Center
East Bay Asian Youth Center
Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
Girls Inc.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Oxfam International
Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court
Queen’s Bench SF Mentor Group
Women Against Rape
Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Board of Directors:

  • Committees: Scholarship, Minority Bar Coalition Liaison, Membership, Logo


“From employment law to probate, everyone has something to learn”, S.F. Gate, September 2021:

“Trusting Trusts: Challenges to Trust Creations for People of Color”, Contra Costa Bar Association, July 2021:

“Invested and Vigilant”, Contra Costa Lawyer, May 2020, Guest Editor

“Increasing Diversity in Contra Costa County’s Legal Community:  A Pragmatic Approach”, Contra Costa Lawyer May 2020:

“Increasing Your Online Presence and Social Media I.A. (Information Quality)”, Contra Costa Lawyer, July 2019:

“So You Want To Be a Judge” Part II:  Pathways to the State and Federal Bench”, California Women Lawyers Newsletter:

“There are No Glass Ceilings When You Are the Architect”, Contra Costa Lawyer, March 2018:

“Historical Perspectives of Women in the Law”, Contra Costa Lawyer

Presentations/Speaking Engagements/Lectures

Virtual Komunidad Spring 2021: Pagdiriwang”, Panelist, Hosted by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC)
Date: February 20, 2021
Venue: Webinar

The Law and Your Community”, Hosted by The University of California, Berkeley, ASUC Speaker Series
Date: November 12, 2020
Venue: Webinar

Being your own Boss”, A dynamic conversation with Mika Domingo (M.S. Domingo Law Group, P.C.) and Heather Matsumoto Hoekstra (Hoekstra Law P.C.). Hosted by EBTEL (East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers)
Date: October 14, 2020
Venue: Webinar

So, You Want to be a Judge”, Moderator for the Non-Traditional Panel (In-House, Government and Academia)
Date: August 2020
Venue: Virtual Conference, California Women Lawyers

Date:  June-July 2020
Venue: John F. Kennedy University, College of Law

Trusts and Estates
Date: Fall 2020/Spring 2021
Venue:  San Francisco Law School

Your Law Practice Roadmap – Practical Guidance for New and Established Attorneys
Date: January 14, 2020
Venue: Pleasant Hill, California

Trusts and Estates
Fall 2019/Spring 2020
Venue: San Francisco Law School

Seminar on “Setting up your Law Practice
Date: November 2, 2019
Venue: Pleasant Hill, California

Seminar on “Retirement Planning and Estate Planning” (sponsored by MassMutual of Northern California)
Date: 3/14/2019
Venue: Los Medanos Community College

Legal Methods
Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Venue: John F. Kennedy University, College of Law

Exam Skills
Spring 2018
Venue: John F. Kennedy University, College of Law

Presentation on “How to Fund Your Living Trust” (sponsored by National
Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Date: 11/9/2018
Venue: Scott’s Seafood, Walnut Creek, California

MCLE Presentation on Ethics/Bias: “Investing in the Future with Diversity – Building a Better Law Practice”  (hosted by Provisors)
Date: 9/19/2018
Venue: Walnut Creek, Ca.

MCLE Presentation on Ethics/Bias: “Investing in the Future with Diversity – Building a Better Law Practice” (CCCBA, Diversity Committee)
Date: 11/30/2017
Venue: Miller Starr Regalia

MCLE Presentation on Ethics/Bias: “Investing in the Future with Diversity – Building a Better Law Practice” (CCCBA, Diversity Committee)
Date: 11/8/2017
Venue: Archer Norris

MCLE Presentation on Ethics/Bias: “Investing in the Future with Diversity – Building a Better Law Practice” (CCCBA, Diversity Committee)
Date: 4/12/2017
Venue: McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher

Guest co-host, with Summer C. Selleck, of an episode of "Seat at the Table", a podcast produced by the California Women Lawyers organization.

California Women Lawyers (CWL) promotes the advancement of women in the legal profession and is an active advocate for the concerns of women in society.  Since 1974, CWL has represented the interests of more than 30,000 women in all facets of the legal profession, influencing lawyers, educators, students and judges. CWL has consistently provided a high level of support and commitment to their individual career goals, and to the collective goals of women in law and society.  To learn more about the CWL, please visit the CWL website.

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