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Judge Wendel Daniels is very instrumental in mentoring the Youth of Ocean County, New Jersey, and leads a Chess League, where he trains youth to become skilled Chess players.  He is regularly assigned Law Clerks before they take the Bar Exam.  Judge Daniels is shown here with mentee, Michael Yearwood.

     In 1999, Judge Daniels was nominated by New Jersey 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.