Judge Michael K. Diamond was appointed to the Superior Court in 1994. He was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee for 15 Years and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He was also a member of the Skills and Methods Course Study Committee for Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”), the Family Vicinage Visitation Program Committee, and the New Jersey Family Court Unified Court Committee.
Judge Diamond was the Presiding Judge of the Passaic County Family Division, and the Chairman of the Family Presiding Judges Conference, where he sat on the Judicial Council. He also served as the Acting Assignment Judge for Passaic County. In addition, he was chosen to represent the State of New Jersey at a conference in San Francisco to explain the Unified Court System to the Administrative Offices of the California Courts; and in Raleigh, North Carolina, to explore new and innovative judicial programs.
Judge Diamond has primarily heard dissolution matters, all eleven docket types in the Family Division, and conducted the Passaic County’s Kids Count Program. He supervised the Early Settlement Panel Program and is a past President of the Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the ICLE in 2003, and the Woman and Families Ascending “WAFA” House Honoree Award in 2009. In 2011, an award was named in his honor for outstanding contributions to CASA in Passaic County.
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