Ruby Lenora Green

Ruby Lenora Green

Broward County Public Defender, FL

Ruby is an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County where she has held both a Supervisory and Chief role. She grew up in Pompano Beach, FL, and is the only one of fifteen children to attend and graduate from college, graduating from law school two years later.

Ruby is actively involved in the community; currently she serves as the first black woman President of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Community Pulse Chair of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association. She is a member of New Leaders Council, the Judicial Diversity Initiative, League of Women Voters Juvenile Justice Committee Chair, the National Council of Negro Women, Broward Young Black Progressives, Black Public Defender Association, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Ruby is a proud recipient of Legacy Miami's Top 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow and has hosted various ‘Know Your Rights’ forums.

Ruby is running to ensure the Public Defender’s Office includes a holistic approach focused on a system that benefits the entire community to: give clients better access to social services to decrease recidivism, provide immigration legal services, create an equitable budget to ensure retention and longevity of attorneys and staff, and support criminal justice reform by pushing waiver of mandatory minimums, tracking and admonishing sentencing disparities and mass incarceration.