FORT BEND COUNTY, TX-County Judge Bob Hebert swore in Dr. Ruby L. Shaw to the position of Associate Judge of the Special Magistrate Court on Friday, September 30, 2011, where she was surrounded by family and friends. The new position of Administrative Judge of the Special Magistrate Court will handle all truancy cases referred by the County’s Justice Courts.
Dr. Shaw has vast experience and knowledge working in the legal field and has served as the Juvenile Magistrate in Fort Bend County since 2007. She has participated as the Community Coordinator in the Zero to Three Court Teams for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers, served as a Special Commissioner for Eminent Domain Litigation and has served as a Senior Trial Attorney. Over the last fifteen years, Dr Shaw has been involved in cultivating relationships and collaborating with community based organizations and businesses to improve health, education and social support services for children and families in Fort Bend County.
Dr. Shaw obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Juvenile Justice in 2008 from Prairie View A&M, received her Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall and Master of Education from Prairie View A&M. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Shaw is described by others as having a strong academic background, real life experiences, unwavering advocacy efforts, and strong relationships in the legal, civic, faith based and professional communities in Fort Bend County. She has been identified as uniquely qualified for this position.