Distinguished Service Award – Attorney Janice Cho
We were proud to present our annual award for Distinguished Service in the Attorney category to Janice Cho, Law Offices of Janice Cho, at our Installation and Distinguished Service Awards night on April 7th at the beautiful Brazilian Room in Tilden Regional Park.
After five years as a supervising attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, in 2011 Janice Cho opened her own law practice specializing in family law and immigration issues. Janice understands that many of her family law clients are in crisis, need immediate high-quality representation that they can trust, or need to establish personal and financial security in the wake of family separation. Janice’s immigration practice focuses on family-based petitions, VAWA’s, U-Visas, and Naturalizations and Citizenship applications. With this background it is not surprising that Janice has been an enormous presence with Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC) and the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA).
Janice has been a VLSC/Legal Access Alameda Board member since 2014, and served as Board President for 4 years. She is also a rock star volunteer who was named Volunteer of the Year—Rising Star for her pro bono service in 2012.. Janice was instrumental in developing and championing our Family Law Day of Court (FLDOC) program and mentoring new family law volunteers including non-family law attorneys and paralegals, through the FLDOC program.
Janice has also be generous with her time training other attorneys. She was a presenter at the Legal Access family law training series in 2013 and 2014, and at the 2020 and 2022 virtual family law boot camps..
Janice’s firm, the Law Office of Janice Cho has been a Guardian of Justice, Legal Access’ highest level of supporter, since 2014! Her firm is also an event sponsor of many ACBA events.
In addition to the Legal Access Board, Janice is also the President of the Board of Directors at Training and Organizing Resources for Community Health (TORCH) and has served on the ACBA Family Law Executive Committee. Janice has also joined the ACBA Board in 2022! Thank you for all you do Janice, we’re proud to have you on our team.