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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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CJA Honors Retired Judge of Orange Superior Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The California Judges Association yesterday announced the selection of retired Orange Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel as the recipient of its 2010 Alba Witkin Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work mentoring inner-city high school students.

Mandel, together with Orange County philanthropist Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III, created two Nicholas Academic Centers in Santa Ana, which provide tutoring and counseling services to hundreds of students, according to Nicholas’ website.  The CJA release said these centers have placed over 50 students into public and private 4-year colleges across the country.

A spokesperson for the organization praised Mandel for having “helped young people follow dreams that before seemed unthinkable thereby significantly changing the lives of so many” through his work with the centers.

He is scheduled to receive the award at the CJA membership luncheon on Friday at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, and the California Judges Foundation and the Witkin Foundation have also pledged a $500 donation to the Henry Nicholas Academic Foundation, which supports the centers.


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