Award Illinois State Bar Association

John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award

The Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services awarded Kirkland a 2010-2011 John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award in the law firm/corporate law department category during its annual meeting. The Chicago-based Public Interest Law Initiative nominated the Firm, providing recommendation letters from Equip for Equality, the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago and Lawyers for the Creative Arts. Since January 2010, Kirkland lawyers and staff have contributed more than 2,600 pro bono hours to these three organizations, and in their recommendation letters, the organizations applauded the Firm's work on behalf of their clients. As part of this honor, the Illinois Bar Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant in Kirkland’s name to one of the Illinois nonprofit organizations through which the Firm provided pro bono services.