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Diane Dal Santo, American Judge, writer ( law: judicial admin.art: literature)Criminaljudge, writer. award Young Women’s Christian Association, 1989, Disting; award University New Mexico; award Duke City Bus; award 1996), League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, American Judicature Society; award 1997), New Mexico.

Background

Santo, Diane Dal was born on September 20, 1949 in East Chicago, Indiana, United States. Daughter of John QuentinDal Santo and Helen (Koval) D.

Education

Bachelor, University New Mexico, 1971. Certified, Institute International and Comparative Law, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1978. Juris Doctor, University San Diego, 1980.

Career

Bar: New Mexico 1980, United States District Court New Mexico 1980. Court planner Metropolitan Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Albuquerque, 1973-1975. Planning coordinator District Attorney' General’ s Office, Albuquerque, 1975-1976, executive assistant to district attorney, 1976-1977, assistant district attorney for violent crimes, 1980-1982.

Chief deputy city attorney City of Albuquerque, 1983. Associate firm T.B. Keleher & Assocs., 1983-1984. Judge Metropolitan Court, 1985-1989, chief judge, 1988-1989.

Judge District Court, 1989^. Member of faculty National Judicial College, 1990-1995, 97^, board of trustees, 1995-1996. Columnist Albuquerque Journal, 1996-1998.

Board of directors National Council Alcoholism, 1984, S.W.Ballet Company, Albuquerque, 1982-1983. Member Mayor's Task Force on Alcoholism and Crime, 1987-1988, New Mexico Council Crime and Delinquency, 1987^, board directors, 1992-1994, Task Force Domestic Violence, 1987-1994. President bench, bar, media committee, 1987^, president, 1992, rules of evidence committee Supreme Court, 1993-1996.

Steering committee New Mexico Buddy Awards, 1995^. Member Metro. Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1998^. U. San Diego scholar, 1978-1979.

Recipient Women on the Move award Young Women’s Christian Association, 1989, Distinguished Woman award University New Mexico Alumni Association, 1994, Outstanding Alumnus Department SociologyU. New Mexico, 1995. Named Woman of Year award Duke City Business and Professional Women, 1985.

Achievements

  • Bar: New Mexico 1980, United States District Court New Mexico 1980.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Columnist Albuquerque Journal, 1996-1998.

Membership

Member Mayor's Task Force on Alcoholism and Crime, 1987—1988, New Mexico Council Crime and Delinquency, 1987—1997, Task Force Domestic Violence, 1987—1994, Metro Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1998—2000. Board directors National Council Alcoholism, 1984, Southwest Ballet Company, Albuquerque, 1982—1983, Youth Development, Inc., since 2004. Founder Pennies for the Homeless, 1993, vice president board directors, 2002—2006.

Board directors New Mexico Council Crime and Delinquency, 1992—1994, bench, bar, media committee, since 1987, president, 1992. Rules evidence committee Supreme Court, 1993—1996, chair committee access to public records, 1988. Steering committee New Mexico Buddy Awards, 1995—1997.

Member American Bar Association (Judicial Excellence award National Conference State Trial Judges 1996), League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, American Judicature Society, New Mexico Women's Foundation, New Mexico State Bar Association (silver gavel award 1997), New Mexico Women's Bar Association (board directors 1991-1992, Power and Caring award 2000), Albuquerque Bar Association, National Association Women Judges (board district directors 1999-1900), Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (steering committee 1989), New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association (vice president 1985-1989), New Mexico District Judges Association (president 1994-1995).

Connections

Married Fred O'Cheskey, June 29, 1985.

father:
John QuentinDal Santo D.

mother:
Helen (Koval) D.

spouse:
Fred O'Cheskey