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- Annice Wagner Senior Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
- Peter Edelman Chair, D.C. Access to Justice Commission; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Jayne Park Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
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