Yale Law Women (YLW) named Kirkland to its 2014 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms list. The annual list is a policy survey of Vault 100 law firms that examines family-friendliness indicators such as part-time and flex-time options, caregiver leave policies and childcare availability, as well as indicators of gender equality in partnership promotions and composition of leadership committees.
Kirkland was one of five firms recognized for promoting more than one partner who was or has been on a part-time or flexible full-time schedule. YLW also recognized the Firm for its Diversity Integration Task Force, whose initiatives in 2013 included providing sponsorship and targeted professional development for women and diverse attorneys; monitoring attorney reviews at all levels to maximize teamwork, diverse leadership, mentoring and inclusive staffing; and facilitating programming on implicit bias and communicating across differences. Kirkland was previously honored as a Top 10 Family Friendly Firm in 2008, 2010 and 2011.