Russ Carparelli Judicial Retention

Russell Carparelli on Judicial Retention

The full article appears in Colorado Politics Tuesday, September 12, 2022 edition.  ©2022 Colorado Politics.  All rights reserved.

Hon. (Ret.) Russell E. Carparelli of AB Conflict Resolution Services recently spoke with Michael Karlik of Colorado Politics about the upcoming judicial retention on Colorado ballots.

“This November, voters will decide whether to retain 135 judges across the state based largely on performance evaluations from each of the 22 judicial districts and one additional, statewide performance commission.

The citizen-led performance commissions recommend whether trial and appellate judges meet or do not meet performance standards based on established criteria: knowledge of the law, communications skills and temperament, for example. The commissioners also perform courtroom observations of the judges they evaluate.

Russell Carparelli was a judge on the state’s Court of Appeals from 2003 to 2013. He also co-founded Our Courts Colorado, which gives informational presentations to the public about the judicial system — approximately 600 in total. Carparelli spoke to Colorado Politics about how the retention system operates and what voters should know before they fill out their ballots.”

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Congratulations Julie Williamson, ESQ. – 2023 Best Lawyers Recognition

Julie Williamson ESQ Best Lawyers in America 2023

Julie Williamson, ESQ. – The Best Lawyers in America® for work in Arbitration and Commercial Litigation.

Congratulations Julie on having been selected by your peers for recognition of your professional excellence in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

Julie Williamson is a skilled, logical and compassionate mediator and arbitrator who helps resolve business, employment, and probate disputes. She recognizes that all cases contain legal, financial and emotional components that must be respected. She is committed to resolving disputes outside of the courtroom to minimize litigation and allow parties to return to pursuing productive lives and profitable businesses.

You can view Julies full bio HERE. 



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Congratulations on your retirement Joe Epstein!

Joe Epstein, ESQ.

I am writing to inform you that after 25 years as a litigator plus 27 years providing mediation services, I plan to retire from AB Litigation Services as of July 15, 2022. It has been my great honor and pleasure to work with you and your clients to heal wounds, solve disputes, and deal with complex emotional and financial issues.   I want to thank all of you for the tremendous personal and professional experiences we have had together.

My mediation practice has been a labor of love, and as I embark on this new phase of my life, I hope we can keep in touch. My email and phone will remain the same E:  P: 303-359-1459.

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With warm personal regards,

Joe Epstein, Mediator