Inclusiveness@Work Law Firm/Legal Department Nominee: Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC
Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC (RBF Law) is a complex commercial litigation and appellate firm. In addition to its high-profile and high-stakes matters, RBF Law is a leader because of its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
In 2017, RBF Law launched a platform for attorneys who do not practice public interest to learn how they can apply their skills and resources to advocate for social justice. The firm hosted two events to engage the local legal community: one was an immigration law presentation by the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and the other was a round table discussion on hate violence and the legal community’s responsibility.
The firm created the position of Pro Bono and Community Engagement Associate to further its overall commitment to the community. To further its pro bono efforts, partner Michael Rollin secured the right for a high school Gay/Straight Alliance club to exist and support its community of students. The firm also represents clients referred through RMIAN, including a young woman who fled her country to avoid persecution based on her religion. In that case, the judge granted her asylum and complimented RBF Law for their excellent work presenting the case and for their commitment to pro bono service.
RBF attorneys serve on non-profit boards, including the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and regularly donate their time with community groups, like Denver Pride Fest, and Denver Legal Nights. The firm has supported many organizations, including Colorado LGBT Bar Association, and the Hispanic Education Foundation.
Managing Partner Maritza Dominguez Braswell ensures this dedication to diversity and inclusiveness exists within the firm. As a first-generation Latina, she values the range of perspectives different backgrounds can offer. Maritza regularly speaks on finding success as a woman in a male-dominated profession, and mentors business women in the community and female attorneys within her own firm to promote them as leaders
In 2017, the firm hired the first DREAMer attorney to be licensed in Colorado. Because of the firm’s continued efforts toward diversity and inclusion, 58% of its attorneys are women, diverse in race/ethnicity, or members of the LGBT community.
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