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1st woman South Asian municipal judge nominated in New Jersey history

Edison, NJ Mayor Sam Joshi Wednesday night nominated Dipti Vaid Dedhia for a judgeship on the Edison Municipal Court. The City Council immediately confirmed her appointment.

She will be the first female South Asian municipal court judge in both Edison and New Jersey’s history.

“It was truly my honor and privilege to nominate Dipti Vaid Dedhia as Edison’s next municipal court judge,” proclaimed Mayor Joshi. “She is the most qualified and ready for the job.”

Dedhia previously worked for the state of New Jersey as Deputy Attorney General in Employment Counsel and Labor.

She graduated from George Washington University and received her law degree from Seton Hall.

“When I was young I didn’t know what I wanted to do for my career, but I had two amazing parents who motivated me to strive for a life of significance and conscience,” she said. “In recognition of their immense impact on my life, one of my main goals in my new role is to be an example to the youth of today. My message to them is simple: though the path may not be clear as you stand here today, your goals are attainable. Achieving your dreams through courage, kindness, and perseverance is not a cliche – I am living proof!” 

She has lived in New Jersey for 36 years after moving with her parents from London at the age of 2.

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