Hall County’s newest juvenile court judge, and the first person of Latino descent to serve as a judge in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, will be sworn into office on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m.
The appointment of Joe Raymond Diaz to the position of juvenile court judge was announced earlier this month.
Diaz’s swearing-in ceremony will be held in Superior Court Courtroom #1 at the Hall County Courthouse in Gainesville.
Diaz has been practicing law in the City of Gainesville and the Dawson and Hall County communities for over 23 years. During this period, he founded the Law Offices of Joe Raymond Diaz, P.C., which provided bilingual representation, specializing in domestic and criminal litigation in the superior, state, juvenile, magistrate and probate courts of Hall, Dawson and surrounding counties.
In addition, he has served as a mediator for the Ninth District since 1994. He also served on the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board for a number of years and was ultimately selected to serve as vice chairman.
Diaz is married to Blair C. Diaz, and they have three children, Gabrielle, Anna and Joseph.