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Judge Edwina G. Mendelson, DCAJ for Justice Initiatives

Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives

Michelle Smith, Esq.
Chief of Staff

Rochelle Klempner, Esq.

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