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Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award

2019 Award recipient

J. Ryann Peyton

“Ms. Peyton has transformed the idea of mentoring into a lifelong professional development—and professionalism—tool.”

J. Ryann Peyton is the Executive Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP), a program of the Colorado Supreme Court dedicated to providing mentors and professional guidance to new and transitioning lawyers across Colorado. Ms. Peyton is widely regarded as a leader in the promotion of professionalism and professional development, and for developing CAMP into a national model for attorney mentoring.

Ms. Peyton is a consultant and advocate for Colorado’s LGBT community, and sits on the boards of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation, GLBT Community Center of Colorado, CBA Board of Governors, and Center for Legal Inclusiveness. She has held a long list of leadership positions, and is a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Diversity Committee and past President of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association.

Ms. Peyton has been recognized as a “Thought Leader” by the Denver Business Journal, was the 2014 Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year (Colorado Bar Association), and the recipient of the 2014 Exemplary Service Award (Colorado LGBT Bar Association). In addition, under Ms. Peyton’s leadership, CAMP received the Denver Bar Association’s “Outstanding Program of the Year” Award (2017), and the ABA Gambrell Professionalism Award (2018). She is a frequent commentator, presenter, and lecturer on legal mentoring and diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  

Prior to joining CAMP, Ms. Peyton served as the Training and Legal Director for the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, and as Special Counsel and Chair of the Non-Traditional Family Law Practice Group with the Harris Law Firm P.C.

Presentation of the 2019 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award will take place during the 45th National Conference for Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, during the reception the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2019.

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