Kirkland received the Pro Bono Champion Award from Centro Legal de la Raza at the organization’s 45th Anniversary Gala on April 11, 2014, in Oakland, California. The award is given to law firms that go above and beyond providing pro bono services to the Bay Area community. Kirkland has provided thousands of pro bono hours to Centro Legal’s clients since partnering with the organization in 2010 when Firm alumna Kyra Sanin joined Centro Legal as a staff attorney. Corporate associate Vlad Kroll and environmental associate Martin Sul attended the gala on behalf of Kirkland. Centro Legal provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income residents of the Bay Area, including monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants.