Portrait presentation to be held for the late Judge Alvin B. Rubin at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14

In commemoration of 25 years of exemplary service to the United States Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana – in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association – is privileged to host the ceremonial portrait unveiling of Judge Alvin Benjamin Rubin. 


The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Chief U. S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson will preside.


Judge Rubin (1920 - 1991) practiced law until he was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 to a new seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. After 11 years as a judge on the federal district court, Rubin was nominated in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter to fill a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by John Minor Wisdom. Rubin assumed senior status on July 1, 1989, and served in that capacity until his death in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, Rubin received a B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1941. He married Janice Ginsberg, also from Alexandria, and returned to Baton Rouge for law school in an accelerated post-war program for returning war veterans. He graduated first in his law school class in 1942 and was editor of the Louisiana Law Review.


Today Rubin's sons, Michael and David, practice law in Baton Rouge and will be present during the ceremony.


Janie Emery, the artist who was selected to paint Judge Rubin's portrait, has been called on for the last four decades to portray the nation’s leaders in her striking and vivid painting style.