In 2010, Ms. Dominguez received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science with a major in Political Science from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2013, Ms. Dominguez received her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School.
Pursuing a legal career dedicated to social justice, Ms. Dominguez founded Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC (DLJC) with a focus on immigration and landlord/tenant disputes. DLJC operates with two principles: affordability and social justice when it comes to their clients. DLJC was founded under the mission to build a socially-conscious law practice that provides affordable legal services to low and moderate-income people. DLJC provides holistic representation by connecting clients with free counseling services and the necessary resources to assist them with their non-legal issues that are affecting their life and families. DLJC provides educational legal workshops in communities to educate residents about their legal rights and collaborates with community organizations to host free legal consultations and staff trainings at their local centers.
DLJC believes that education is a key component in empowering our communities and therefore offers the DLJC Ibañez Scholarship to encourage and promote higher education for undocumented college students who aspire to make a positive difference. The DLJC Ibañez Scholarship is dedicated in memory of Ms. Dominguez’s grandfather who unexpectedly passed away during her first year of law school. DLJC offers a mentoring program for students interested in pursuing a legal career.
Ms. Dominguez serves as an appointed committee member for The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees Alumni Committee. Ms. Dominguez is the Founder of the John Marshall Law School Academic Enhancement Program, an academic retention program geared towards increasing the academic retention rates of first year minority law students. During the summer course, Ms. Dominguez was an Adjunct Law Professor for The John Marshall Law School. Recently Ms. Dominguez was awarded the “Woman of Inspiration” Award by Ms. JD, a nationwide non-profit dedicated to inspiring women lawyers; the “Remy Centaur” award by Remy Martin; she was named one of Latinos 40 under 40, by Negocios Now; and was selected by Invest Chicago to receive their “Women’s Innovation Fund” with an award of $25,000. Ms. Dominguez has been featured in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Newspaper, and interviewed by the television network Univision Noticias with Jorge Barbosa and Sonia Garcia.