Last month, Kirkland & Ellis featured its historic partnership with Legal Aid in a video the firm produced in recognition of National Pro Bono Week. The collaboration dates back to April 2013, when Legal Aid first opened the doors to a then-new intake site in Southwest DC, located at Friendship Baptist Church.
Legal Aid’s expansion into Southwest was made possible as a result of an extraordinary, multi-year donation that Legal Aid received from Kirkland, which allowed Legal Aid to reach low-income residents who may otherwise have had difficulty accessing legal services. In addition to providing financial support to Legal Aid, Kirkland attorneys and legal assistants staffed the site twice a week under Legal Aid’s management, providing advice and representation to clients needing legal assistance. Since the project first started, Kirkland volunteers have conducted hundreds of intakes and handled dozens of Legal Aid pro bono matters. Read more →