Judge Diaz has served in the Criminal Division of the County Court in Broward for 26 years. He is actively involved in Legal Education teaching Judges at Florida’s New Judges College, law students at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law as an Adjunct Professor for 30 years. Judge Diaz also teaches Lawyers at the N.I.T.A. (National Institute of Trial Advocacy) for 24 years, and teaches high school and middle school students in his Street Law Program and through visits to 15 to 20 middle and high schools since he was appointed and then elected in 1992.
NSU Law School Board of Governors, Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Liaison, New Judge's College Faculty member (24 years), Faculty Member and Presenter for the College of Advanced Judicial Studies, Instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (N.I.T.A.) for 24 years, Adjunct Professor NSU College of Law Street Law Program (26 years), NSU College of Law Judicial Internship Program Liaison (8 years), Hispanic Law Student Luncheon Sponsor (17 years), Broward Homeless Outreach Center (3 years), Broward Young Lawyers for Literacy (3 years).
2018 NSU Student Life Achievement Award - Alumnus of the Year
2017 Conference of County Court Judges “Harvey Ford” Award for Outstanding public service to The County Conference and the Community.
2017 Adjunct Professor of the Year Nova Law School.
2017 Outstanding Service Award, Broward Hispanic Lawyers Committee of the Broward County Bar Association.
1990 “Public Defender of the Year”.
1995 Hispanic of the Year, Hispanic Law Student Association (NSU Law).
1996 Judge of the Year -Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee.