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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/31/02
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Camelia M. Valdes Named State Bar Association Trustee

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Camelia M. Valdes, Esq., a Clifton resident and deputy attorney general with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice was installed as a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City.

A member of the NJSBA for 3 years, Valdes is with the Criminal Justice Division’s statewide Narcotics Task Force where she is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of major narcotics, money laundering and racketeering cases throughout the state. Prior to joining the Narcotics Task Force, Valdes was assistant counsel to the Governor for the Office of the Governor’s Counsel and a deputy attorney general with the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.

Valdes serves as treasurer of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association and as an advisory committee member for the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development. In addition, Valdes is a Women in Support of United Way Committee member and former Project Leadership fellow for the United Way of Essex and West Hudson counties.

A graduate of Seton Hall University, Valdes received her juris doctorate from Rutgers Law School—Newark in 1996 and master of laws degree from Temple University in 2001.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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