JDC and Kirkland & Ellis Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Legal Clinic for Local Nonprofits

Volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis

Volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nonprofits nationwide joined forces to support organizations serving homeless people. The Justice & Diversity Center was proud to participate with Kirkland & Ellis, holding a free legal clinic for two nonprofits working to end homelessness in San Francisco and Marin County.

Kirkland attorneys volunteered to give the nonprofits pro bono legal check-ups, helping to identify legal issues before they become problems and empowering them with tools and resources to overcome organizational challenges.

The clinic was part of a National Day of Service organized by JDC and the National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Providers, which coordinated similar clinics in eight cities. JDC thanks Kirkland & Ellis LLP for hosting the San Francisco event, and all its attorneys who volunteered

If you’re a transactional lawyer who would like to volunteer to help nonprofits, learn more about JDC’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) at www.sfbar.org/corp or contact CORP Supervising Attorney Jay Lee at jlee@sfbar.org.

CORP’s mission is to provide free business law services to nonprofit organizations that directly serve low-income and under-served communities in Northern California.