Kirkland was selected as one of the 2008 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women. The list recognizes firms who are leaders in facilitating work-life balance for attorneys. Innovative policies pioneered by firms on the list include mentorship and counseling for parents, on-site childcare, gender neutral parental leave and off-ramp/on-ramp policies.
To compile its list, Yale Law Women surveyed firms from the 2007 Vault "Top 100 Law Firms" list. Yale Law Women is Yale Law School's student organization devoted to promoting the interests of women in law school and the legal profession.