Obituary: Israel Rubin

, New York Law Journal

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Israel "Russ" Rubin, a jurist who spent 14 years on the Appellate Division, First Department and finished his legal career as co-chair of the national appellate practice group at Greenberg Traurig, died Friday at 87.

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  • Ravi Batra

    Mr. Justice Israel "Russ" Rubin was a Prince of the Law.

    Anyone lucky enough to have had him in their life, at any level, were enriched by his generosity of spirit and presence. I remember him as a man who gave me much strength and affection, and caused me to love the courts and the judiciary in a very personal way, and him in particular.

    He was loved by all. He will be missed by all. He enhanced public confidence in the judiciary. A great judge; a great New Yorker; a great American.

    Dated: 5/28/14
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    Ravi Batra

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