Candace and Craig Boyle, President and CIO respectively of Bradford Publishing in Denver, recently announced the sale of the company’s legal division to Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CBA-CLE). The two organizations finalized the purchase on July 31, 2015. Candace Boyle said, “We are excited that Colorado Bar Association CLE is able to take over the production of our top-quality legal forms, books and other law-related information. We know we are leaving them in good hands.” The purchase includes Bradford’s well-known online legal forms, Bradforms. Bradford Publishing, meanwhile, will continue to manage its range of consumer and business products.
Bradford Publishing began in 1881 as the W. F. Robinson Printing Company. It evolved into the Bradford-Robinson Printing Company before eventually becoming known as Bradford Publishing. The company started publishing Colorado statutes in 1935 and continued to do so until 2003.
The Boyles, a brother-and-sister team, bought the company in 2007 from William Bradford, the grandson of one of the original owners. When the Boyles decided to spin off the company’s legal division, they knew that they needed to look for an organization that was similarly rooted in Colorado history — one that would carry on the tradition of providing excellent products and quality customer service to the Colorado legal community.
CBA-CLE, the educational arm of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, was the most logical choice. Both Bradford Publishing and CBA-CLE maintain close relationships with the Colorado legal community, from the attorneys who help craft their products to the legal professionals who purchase from their extensive libraries. CBA-CLE Assistant Executive Director Dawn McKnight said, “The transition will be smooth, and customers should have an easy time of continuing their subscription to Bradforms and obtaining any legal publications they need. Bradford Publishing and CBA-CLE are reaching out to current customers to ensure any questions are answered.”
Members of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations will continue to have access to the same important legal tools, which have been centralized through CBA-CLE. This acquisition complements CBA-CLE’s catalog of quality legal books and adds an invaluable dimension of online forms to its product range. CBA-CLE is excited for this new chapter and looks forward to offering the largest selection of legal resources for practitioners in Colorado.
Mary Dilworth is the Marketing Manager for Colorado Bar Association CLE. For any questions about Bradforms, or legal publications published by Bradford Publishing, please contact CBA-CLE at 303-860-0608 or 888-860-2531; alternatively, please visit cobarcle.org.