The Legal Aid Society honored Kirkland & Ellis LLP as one of the recipients of its 2010 Pro Bono Publico Awards for outstanding service to the society and its clients. During the awards ceremony in New York, Kirkland litigation associate Warren Haskel also received an individual honor. The Legal Aid Society is the nation's oldest and largest not-for-profit legal services organization, and the awards recognize the outstanding work of volunteer lawyers, law firms, corporations and other professionals who work pro bono for low-income residents in New York.
Kirkland received the award for assisting dozens of clients referred by The Legal Aid Society during the past two years, primarily for the Society's housing practice, and the Disability Advocacy Project that protects people's Social Security benefits. Along with its work for clients referred by The Legal Aid Society, two Kirkland partners also have leadership positions within the organization. Intellectual property partner Paul Bondor sits on the board of directors, and corporate partner Michael Brosse is on the advisory board for the society's Community Development Project.
"It's an honor to be recognized by an organization that has such a rich history of partnering with law firms to provide meaningful legal assistance to New Yorkers in need," said Paul Bondor.
Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, recognized Kirkland's contributions and presented the Pro Bono Publico Awards.
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, corporate and tax, restructuring, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Kirkland is committed to providing legal services without charge to those who cannot afford counsel, with the goals of improving lives, bettering communities and deepening our professional experience.
About The Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. For more information, please visit http://www.legal-aid.org.