This past week, The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC was extremely honored to learn that we will be receiving the City of Raleigh Human Relations Business Award for our work helping the LGBT community and other groups traditionally ignored by other law firms. It was noted in the materials presented to Raleigh’s Human Relations Council that our firm has focused on helping domestic partners achieve their partner protection planning goals for almost 15 years, and that Jeffrey and Kathleen Marsocci are the first straight couple to be co-chairs of a Human Right’s Campaign’s statewide Gala dinner. (The Dinner will be the evening of Saturday, February 26, 2011, and tickets are available at www.hrccarolinas.org.)
To view the letter in pdf format, Human Relations Award Letter.
The nomination statement read: “The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC has consistently provided both legal and volunteer services without regard to age, race, religion, nationality, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation for nearly 15 years. When other firms have declined to help member of the LGBT community, or even been rude and dismissive at the suggestion of helping the LGBT community with legal needs, we have been there. When other firms have passed on helping people with their estate planning needs because they didn’t have a lot of money, we stepped in with low-cost trust packages and free consultations. And while other firms delegate community service projects to young associates, the senior attorney at our firm has been an active participant, often leading projects himself. Whether it is spending 8 hours making pancakes for the Raleigh Kiwanis Club to fund shoes and Christmas presents for the foster children of Wake County, supporting the Alliance of AIDS Services Carolinas through sponsorship of and volunteering at Drag Bingo, distributing literature at NC Pride for the Human Rights Campaign, or Jeffrey and Kathleen Marsocci being 2 of the 3 co-chairs for the HRC Gala Dinner, our law firm is committed to helping the people others refuse to.”
“It is a great honor to be recognized by the City of Raleigh for our work in furthering what we believe is right,” the firm’s senior attorney Jeffrey G. Marsocci said. “While many people will disagree on whether to legalize gay marriage or not, our firm has consistently tried to provide the same or better private legal rights than people will get with a marriage certificate.”
The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC will be recognized at the 22nd Annual Human Relations Awards Banquet on February 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, and Jeffrey G. Marsocci will accept the award. Unfortunately, Kathleen Marsocci will not be able to attend the banquet since she will be hosting an event to recruit table captains for the Human Rights Campaign’s Gala Dinner that same evening at Crabtree Tavern at 6 p.m. (The event is open to all potential and currently registered table captains as well as current and potential Gala Dinner attendees. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and remarks will be given by NC House Representative Marcus Brandon, the state’s first openly gay African-American state legislator. To RSVP, please click http://bit.ly/ezyYtk or call 919-844-7993.)