Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 6, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 1979, and received commission on May 11, 1979. Assumed senior status on July 11, 1995.
University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1949
George Washington University Law School, J.D, 1951
University of Maryland, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A.
George Washington University National Law Center, J.D.
United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1979-present)
Chief Judge, United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (1988-95)
Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (1968-79) Presiding Judge, Family Division (1978-79)
Green & Green, Partner (1966-68)
Private Practice, D.C. and Virginia (1951-68)
Memberships and Activities
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on the Judicial Branch
Chair (1997-98), National Conference of Federal Trial Judges (American Bar Association)
Chair, Task Force of the District of Columbia Circuit on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias
Executive Women in Government (chair, 1977)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Federal Judges Association (board of directors, 1985-89) National Association of Women Judges
Board of Advisors, George Washington University Law School
The District of Columbia Bar
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (president, 1960-62)
Federal Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Arlington County, Virginia, Bar Association (honorary)
Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C.
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
Professional Honors Include, among others
Intelligence Under Law Award, National Security Agency (1996)
United States Department of Justice Edmund J. Randolph Award (1995)
Agency Seal Medallion, Central Intelligence Agency (1995)
Agency Seal Medallion, National Security Agency (1995)
Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Award (1995)
The Chief Justice’s Award (1995)
1994 Judicial Honoree of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Honorary Doctor of Laws, George Washington University (1994)
Co-honoree, National Security Law Moot Court Competition, George Washington University Law School (established 1992 and continuing annually)
Distinguished Alumna Award, George Washington University (1989)
Woman Lawyer of the Year, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (1979)
Women’s Legal Defense Fund Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Equal Rights” (1976)
George Washington University Alumni Achievement Award (1975)
Green, Long & Murawski , “Dissolution of Marriage” (McGraw-Hill) 1986, and supplements
Green & Long, “Marriage and Family Law” (McGraw-Hill) 1984, and subsequent supplements
October 1995. Judicial- speaker for the U.S. Information Agency program at Militia Academy in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. (Two week teaching assignment re law enforcement and the U.S. criminal Justice system).
Judge Green is the widow of Samuel Green, Esq., and has three children: Michael, June and James
Donald Stivers (1926 – 2009) painted the portraits of eight judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Judges William Bryant, Thomas Flannery, Oliver Gasch, Joyce Green, Harold Greene, George Hart, Louis Oberdorfer, and Barrington Parker. In the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Stivers began to paint portraits of friends. He later studied fine art at the California College of Arts & Crafts on the GI Bill, where he continued his work in portraiture. He began his career in commercial art in California, specializing in book, movie, and magazine illustration. Upon moving to the East Coast, Mr. Stivers began work on a series of paintings depicting American westward expansion and is best known for his military artwork, including paintings depicting the Civil War. His work is followed by collectors and can be found on display at Forts Belvoir, Benning, Drum, Hood, Leavenworth, Riley, Sill, and Wainwright. His work has also been on display at the Army War College and in the Pentagon.