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Photograph of Judge Melvia B. Green Judge Melvia B. Green

DEGREES: Northwestern University, B.S., 1975, Alpha Lambda Delta - Collegiate Women's Honor Society; University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1978, Dean's List - Senior Year.

LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: Judge, Third District Court of Appeal, appointed 1994; Judge, Circuit Court, 11th Judicial Circuit, appointed 1989; Judge, Dade County Court, appointed 1987; Senior Litigation Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 1983-87; Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice, Southern District of Florida, 1980-83; Staff Attorney, Florida Power Corporation, 1978-80.

HONORS & AWARDS: Pacesetter, 2003 Southern Women in Public Service; recipient, 1997 Women Making A Difference award presented by the Coconut Grove Playhouse; recipient, 1996 Nelson Mandella Award, presented by the Black Law Student's Association of the University of Miami School of Law; recipient, 1990 Outstanding Government Role Model, presented by The Transplant Foundation of South Florida; recipient, 1990 Outstanding Community Leader in the Judicial System, presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Tau Zeta Chapter; recipient, 1989 Achievement Award, presented by the African-American Business and Professional Women's Association; named an Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1985.

BAR OFFICES & ACTIVITIES: The Florida Bar, 1979; member National Association of Women Judges; member, Women Lawyers Division of The National Bar Association; member, Dade Black Lawyers Association; member of U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida; member of U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida; member of U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit; member of U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit; Stetson University Appellate Advocacy Program, 99-present; speaker, Hot Topics in Appellate Practice, Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, 11/02; speaker, Appellate Ethics, Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, 11/01; member, Florida Supreme Court Civil Jury Rules Committee 1998-2001; panelist, View from the Appellate Bench, Florida conference of Circuit Judges 12/98; panelist, Inter-Court Collegiality, College of Advances Judicial Studies, 5/98; participant Operational Planning Workshop, Judicial Management Council, 4/98; participant, Constitution Revision Committee Workshop, Judicial Management Council, 10/97; panelist, Seminar on Professionalism, Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, 3/97; bencher, Eugene P. Spellman Inn of Court, University of Miami School of Law, 1993-97; Faculty Advisor - General Jurisdiction, National Judicial College, 7/92; bencher, Peter R. Fay Inn of Court, St. Thomas University, 1991-92; member, Florida Parole Commission Nominating Committee, 1989-92; member of Supreme Court of Florida Commission on District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability, 2005-Present; member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2006-Present.


Judge Melvia B. Green Retires from the Third District Court of Appeal

On December 31, 2008, Judge Melvia B. Green retired from the Third District Court of Appeal. Judge Green has also served the State of Florida as a Dade County Judge and an Eleventh Circuit Court Judge, with a combined 21 years of judicial service.

The Court is grateful for Judge Green's dedicated service. Her contribution to our community and Florida's jurisprudence will be cherished.

Resolution in Honor of Judge Melvia B. Green by the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges.