NEW YORK, May 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25 for Israel "Russ" Rubin who served as Co-Chair of the National Appellate Practice Group at Greenberg Traurig in the firm's New York City office. Rubin passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 23. He was 87. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Rubin spent 14 years as a Justice on the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, First Department. Prior to that time, he served in many judicial capacities including Administrative Judge of The Civil Court of The City of New York, Justice of The Supreme Court of The State of New York, Acting Surrogate of Kings County, Judge of The Civil Court and Assistant Corporation Counsel of The City Of New York in charge of The Penalties Division. Rubin was part of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Division of the Judiciary and the sections of the Appellate Judges Conference, Judicial Administration, and the Conference of State Trial Judges. In 2010, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He had also been an adjunct professor of law at St. Johns University School of Law. Rubin received his J.D. and an Honorary Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law. Additional biographical information can be found at this link: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad1/centennial/Bios/irubin2.shtml or on the firm's site at: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Israel-Rubin.
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