The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law awarded Kirkland & Ellis LLP its 2010 Pro Bono Award for support of the Community Economic Development Law Project (CEDLP). The Firm received the honor at the committee's 41st annual meeting.
Launched in 1985, the Community Economic Development Law Project provides legal expertise, including tax, corporate, real estate and finance counsel, to nonprofit organizations in low-income communities, and is the only public interest legal organization dedicated to assisting nonprofit groups with neighborhood revitalization efforts.
"We are honored to be recognized by the Chicago Lawyers' Committee, and proud to support the Community Economic Development Law Project, a vital project serving Chicago's low-income communities," said Kirkland partner and pro bono coordinator Terrence Dee.
In the last year, Kirkland attorneys have contributed more than 1,600 pro bono hours to the CEDLP in all legal areas, including helping organizations to establish themselves as nonprofits, and providing assessments on governance matters. In addition, nine Firm legal assistants completed a comprehensive file review project for CEDLP to close old matters.
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