Nancy E. Rice

Nancy E. Rice

Supreme Court of Colorado
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CAREER

Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court on August 5, 1998. Denver District Court Judge, 1987 to 1998. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado, 1977 to 1987. Deputy Chief of Civil Division of U.S. Attorney's Office from 1985 to 1987. Deputy State Public Defender, Appellate Division, From 1976 to 1977. Law clerk for Judge Fred Winner, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1975 to 1976. Adjunct Professor of Law, trial advocacy, University of Colorado School of Law, 1987 to present.

PROFESSIONAL

Member, Denver, Colorado, and Women's Bar Associations. Elected member of CBA Board of Governors, 1990-1992. Appointed member of CBA Executive Council, 1991-1992. Master, Rhone-Brackett Inn of Court, 1993 to 1997. Co-chair, Women Judges Association, National Conference, Denver, 1990. Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the Colorado Civil Rules, 1994. Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, 1998.

PUBLICATIONS

"Awarding Costs in Civil Cases" Colorado Lawyer, 1996. "Volley, Set, and Match: The Art of Not Losing at Trial" ABA Litigation Magazine, Spring, 1996. Colorado Practice: Civil Rules Annotated, "Rule 16, C.R.C.P." "Dealing with Difficult Witnesses," The Docket, July, 1996. "Be Thou Concise and Candid: Effective Legal Writing" The Docket, January, 1994. "Jury Selection" The Docket, January, 1995. "How to Choose and Qualify Expert Witnesses" The Docket, January, 1995. "The Business Record Exception to the Hearsay Rule" and "Impeaching and Refreshing Witnesses" The Docket, 1992. "How to Object Without Being Objectionable" The Docket, 1991.

HONORS

Phi Alpha Delta award for Judicial Merit, 1998; Colorado Bar Association Award for best litigation article, 1996-1997; Denver Bar Association Judicial Excellence Award, 1993.

PERSONAL

Born June 2, 1950 in Boulder, Colorado. Grew up in Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Professional Experience
Justice
Supreme Court of Colorado
- Current
became Chief Justice in 2014
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Colorado School of Law
- Current
trial advocacy
Judge
Denver District Court
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Deputy Chief of Civil Division
U.S. Attorney's Office
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Assistant U.S. Attorney
District of Colorado
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Deputy State Public Defender
Appellate Division, Colorado
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Law clerk
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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for Judge Fred Winner
Education
University of Utah
J.D. (1975) | Law
Activities: Editor-in Chief, University of Utah Journal of Contemporary Law
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Tufts University
B.A. (1972)
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
Award for best litigation article
Colorado Bar Association
Judicial Excellence Award
Denver Bar Association
Professional Associations
Denver, Colorado, and Women's Bar Associations
Member
Current
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Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee
Member
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Rhone-Brackett Inn of Court
Master
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Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the Colorado Civil Rules
Member
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CBA Executive Council
Appointed member
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CBA Board of Governors
Elected member
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Women Judges Association, National Conference, Denver
Co-chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Awarding Costs in Civil Cases"
Colorado Lawyer
"Volley, Set, and Match: The Art of Not Losing at Trial"
ABA Litigation Magazine
Colorado Practice: Civil Rules Annotated, "Rule 16, C.R.C.P." "Dealing with Difficult Witnesses,"
The Docket
"How to Choose and Qualify Expert Witnesses"
The Docket
"Jury Selection"
The Docket
"Be Thou Concise and Candid: Effective Legal Writing"
The Docket
"The Business Record Exception to the Hearsay Rule" and "Impeaching and Refreshing Witnesses"
The Docket
"How to Object Without Being Objectionable"
The Docket
Websites & Blogs
Website
Colorado Supreme Court
Website
Court biography
Contact & Map
2 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
USA
Telephone: (720) 625-5460