Roderic Duncan was appointed to the California Municipal Court in 1975, and was elected to the California Superior Court bench in 1987. Over the years, he was a prolific Nolo author, friend, and Board member, never hesitating to lend us his expertise and enthusiasm. He was also a lecturer and faculty member at two dozen educational programs for judges. In 1990, he was chosen the Judicial Officer of the Year by the California State Bar, Family Law Section. Since retiring from the bench in 1995, he worked doing private judging and mediation. Rod Duncan passed away in 2015.