J. Ryann Peyton
Ryann serves as the Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP). A former litigator and a seasoned consultant and advocate on professionalism, diversity, and inclusivity in the legal field, Ryann is a frequent commentator, presenter, and lecturer having contributed to the Denver Post, Law Week Colorado, Denver Business Journal, KDVR Fox 31, Rocky Mountain PBS, and Colorado Public Radio. Prior to joining CAMP, Ryann focused her law practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on LGBT families and civil rights.Ryann has been routinely recognized for her legal practice, most recently earning the 2019 American Bar Association Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism award and the 2014 Colorado Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Attorney of the Year award. Ryann sits on the boards of the Colorado LGBT Bar Foundation, The Center on Colfax, Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees, and Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Ryann is a graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) program and the Center for Legal Inclusiveness’ Level I Diversity and Inclusiveness training program. Ryann earned her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and holds an LLM and undergraduate degree from the University of Denver.
Kelly is the Deputy Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program. Prior to joining CAMP, Kelly received her B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2004. She began her legal career as an oil and gas attorney. In 2007, she became an Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Department of Law where she served as general and litigation counsel to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In 2010, she was assigned as general and litigation counsel to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. During her tenure at the Department of Law, Kelly routinely defended Colorado’s marijuana laws in state and federal court and advised her clients on day-to-day legal issues. Kelly also presided over numerous major rule making proceedings on behalf of her clients. In 2016, Kelly transitioned to the private sector where she practiced cannabis law.
Lauren A. Solomon
Lauren received a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State College in Political Science with plans to attend law school. After a slight detour and a Graduate program at the University of Edinburgh, Lauren was hired on at the Colorado Bar Association where she worked for 3 years in the Law Practice and Risk Management Department. She was able to learn her way around many aspects of the legal profession including helping attorneys start their own practice, legal research, and paralegal practices. While at the Bar, Lauren worked closely with the Modest Means Task Force developing a guide to help attorneys take on moderate income clients. In June 2013, following the launch of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program, Lauren was brought on as the Administrative Assistant.