The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) named Kirkland & Ellis the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. The Firm, a longstanding NYLAG pro bono partner, was honored at the agency’s 2014 Summer Pro Bono Celebration on July 15, 2014, in New York City.
Kirkland was recognized specifically for its work in family law. The Firm created a signature project to help clients seeking divorce. Since the project’s launch five years ago, Kirkland has handled 40 uncontested and simple divorces for low-income clients. NYLAG also recognized Kirkland’s outstanding work with NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center, which travels to sites around New York to screen clients on matters including public assistance fair hearings and immigration. Kirkland recently developed a project to help elderly clients complete health care proxies and living wills onboard the vehicle.