Stephen M. Rubin
Deputy Court Administrator
Stephen M. Rubin received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan in 1971. His law degree was awarded in June 1975 from the Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan. He was admitted to the Arizona Bar in April 1975. Prior to his appointment to the Bench, he was in private practice with the Law Offices of Rubin & Myers for twelve years.
Judges James C. Carruth and the late Thomas Meehan, effective July 1, 1987, appointed Judge Rubin to the Pima County Bench as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Superior Court, Juvenile Division. He served in that capacity until 1995. In July 1995 he assumed duties as a Court Commissioner/Judge Pro Tempore of the Superior Court. Judge Rubin served on the Criminal Bench and the Domestic Relations Trial Division of the Superior Court. In February 2001, Judge Rubin was reassigned to the Juvenile Bench. He currently serves as the Lead Judge of the Pima County Victims Act Model Court.
Stephen Rubin has a strong interest in the continuing education of both judges and lawyers. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Arizona College of Law, having written the curriculum for the first class devoted exclusively to Child Abuse and Neglect Law and Practice. He has served as faculty in numerous programs on both a local and national level, including the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges National College of Juvenile and Family Justice. He is a co-creator of the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute offered annually at the National College of Juvenile Law in Reno, Nevada. He has served as Chairman of the NCJFCJ Continuing Judicial Education Committee for many years. He served for five years as a Trustee of the NCJFCJ. In July of 2002, Judge Rubin was elected as an officer. He currently serves as the President.
Judge Rubin has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson and the Casa de Los Ninos Crisis Nursery.