Kirkland was honored as the Corporate Partner of the Year by Metropolitan Family Services for its outstanding and long-term commitment to the organization and its affiliate Legal Aid Bureau. The award was presented at Metropolitan's annual meeting in Chicago. Partner Michael Foradas is a member of Metropolitan's board of directors, and partner Leslie Smith is a member of Legal Aid's board of directors.
Metropolitan Family Services provides a comprehensive range of programs and services to strengthen and support families and communities. It is the oldest and largest non-sectarian family service agency in metropolitan Chicago.