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March 11, 2009
Governor Appoints Diane Palos to Cuyahoga Domestic Relations Court

Magistrate Diane M. Palos was appointed today by Gov. Ted Strickland to the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.

Palos, 49, of Rocky River, fills the seat vacated by the election of Judge Anthony J. Russo to Cuyahoga County Probate Court. She will begin on April 6.  To retain the seat, she must run in the November 2010 judicial election.

Palos has served as a magistrate in the domestic relations court since 1986.  She has also served as an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University since 1989.  Palos previously served as a law clerk for the court from 1985 to 1987.

“Diane has gained the respect of the citizens of Cuyahoga County through her years as a magistrate in the Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas,” Strickland said.  “Her professional experience and her commitment to Cuyahoga County are testament to her ability to serve as an effective judge.”

Palos received a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1980 and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1984.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Cuyahoga County,” she said.

Palos is also an active member of her community. She currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College.  Palos has also served as the administrative vice president for the Center for Principled Family Advocacy since 2002.  She had previously served as a member of the Ohio Child Support Council from 1998-2000.