Kirkland is dedicated to community service. The Firm's commitment to its pro bono program, as well as the strength of the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation, allow Kirkland attorneys and staff to regularly give back to the communities in which we live, work and play.
Kirkland encourages all of its lawyers to participate in pro bono activities, which are treated the same as billable work. At Kirkland, the range of our pro bono activities is wide, and our commitment to pro bono service is deep and longstanding. The Firm continues to adhere to the tenets set forth by the ABA Pro bono Challenge, including our commitment to contribute annually 3 percent of the Firm's total billable hours to pro bono work.
In 1982, the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation was founded for the purpose of providing financial support to not-for profit, charitable and law-related organizations serving a wide range of communities, initiatives and people. While the Foundation's predominant focus is on groups that help improve legal services, it also seeks to partner with organizations committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved healthcare, educational opportunities, cultural awareness, emergency relief and humanitarian efforts, youth programs, public policy and community outreaches.