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     In September of 1988, Judge Daniels was appointed to the position of part-time Trial Attorney for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.  That appointment made him the first African American Assistant Prosecutor in Ocean County, New Jersey's then one-hundred thirty-eight year history.   Judge Daniels held that position until January of 1993, when he became a full-time Trial Attorney for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.  He then continued as Supervising Assistant Prosecutor and Trial Attorney for the Juvenile Prosecution Unit in Ocean County, until 1999.

 

     In July 1993, Judge Daniels completed his Criminal Trial Advocacy Course, conducted by the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

 

     Prior to his present judicial appointment, Judge Daniels served his community through the following organizations: Omega X111's Mentorship Program, where he was Chairperson of the Educational Committee; and the New Life Christian Center's After-School Tutoring Program, where he was Assistant Director. He dedicated over five years of service to the Educational Opportunity Fund Community Advisory Board of Ocean County College, where he was Chairperson for two years.  Judge Daniels was a member of the N.A.A.C.P. (National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People) and former Chairperson of a District Fee Arbitration Panel of Attorney Ethics.

 

     Additionally, he was a member of the Ocean County Human Relations Coalition, Chair of the Criminal Justice and Minority Defendant Concerns Subcommitee; Member of the Ocean County Youth Services Commission; Member of the Lakewood Municipal Alliance Task Force; and President and Founder of the former American Knight Tour Enterprises, as a certified Chess Coach, with the U.S. Chess Federation.

 

     In 1999, Judge Daniels was nominated by Governor Christine Todd Whitman, to the New Jersey State Judiciary.  That nomination made him the first African-American Judge in all of Ocean County's then one-hundred and fifty-year history.  Judge Daniels served three years in the Family Division, and is currently in the Criminal Division, where he has served as a Judge over Trials; Megan's law; Gun Permits, Expungements; Municipal Appeals, and as an Intensive Supervision Panel Judge.  Judge Daniels previously served two years as the Ocean County Drug Court Judge.  On July 1, 2009, Judge Danels was assigned as the Presiding Judge over the Criminal Division in ocean County.  I would like to interject at this point to say that not only am I proud to have you as a friend, Judge, but, please allow me to for your excellent achieements, on behalf of fellow Bajans everywhere. 

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