Denver, CO, March 12, 2021- At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. (CCB), we embrace and are proud to advocate for the LGBTQ community, and we are a longstanding ally. Several members of the LGBTQ community are part of our CCB team and family. Diversity and inclusiveness are of paramount importance to all in our firm. In support of our firm’s steadfast commitment, Partners Leslee K. Balten and Kyle J. Martelon guided the firm through a workshop regarding these important issues, including but not limited to proper terminology, gender pronouns, and best practices regarding respectful communication and advocacy as it relates to our clients and their children, both in and out of the courtroom.
“It’s incredibly important to help people feel they belong and not just fit in,” Loren M. Brown, Managing Shareholder of CCB, said as he described our collective approach not only to the LGBTQ community, but also to CCB’s team. “It shows respect. We all want to be treated equally no matter how we identify.” Leslee further encouraged all to “be educators, as well as counsel. We may be the ones who are called upon to educate others in the court room, so that vulnerable clients feel safe and respected.” With respect to CCB’s overall approach and sensitivity to diversity and inclusiveness, Kyle concluded “just ask when and if you are unsure how somebody identifies and/or would like to be addressed. It is a conversation that is important to have.” In addition to firm discussions and education, CCB supports the LGBTQ community through active involvement in various community organizations and participation and leadership in Colorado’s LGBT Bar Association.
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Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., (CCB) is a boutique litigation law firm with offices in Denver, Westminster, and Breckenridge. The firm provides comprehensive legal representation and tailored solutions for our clients. Practice areas include family law and mediation, wrongful death and personal injury, civil and commercial law, criminal law, employment law, and liquor licensing. The firm’s attorneys have had repeat recognition in peer-rated publications such as Super Lawyers, Denver Top Lawyer by 5280, Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report®, and rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. For more information, visit: www.colo-law.com.