Legal Aid DC recently recognized Wilkinson Stekloff for its contribution to the 2023 Making Justice Real Campaign, an annual fundraiser to support Legal Aid’s mission to provide legal services to people living in poverty in DC. With 100% participation among attorneys for the third year running, Wilkinson Stekloff contributed a total of $80,568 and was the 10th most generous donor in the campaign, ranking ahead of dozens of firms that are more than triple its size. The firm raised the most money in its category of firms with 25 to 49 attorneys, as well as firms with 50 to 74 attorneys, 75 to 99 attorneys, and 150 to 199 attorneys. This contribution is enough to staff a Legal Aid attorney for eight months.
The 2023 Making Justice Real Campaign has raised over $3.5 million to fund assistance on individual and systemic levels to help District residents navigating legal issues related to eviction, domestic violence, child support, public benefits, foreclosure, debt, immigration, and more.
Beyond Wilkinson Stekloff’s fundraising efforts, pro bono representation is woven into the firm’s DNA. The firm has handled more than 100 pro bono matters since its 2016 founding. The vast majority of the firm’s attorneys devote significant time to pro bono matters across areas including family law, immigration, post-conviction representation, appeals, and drafting amicus briefs. Wilkinson Stekloff has been recognized by organizations including Chambers and Partners, Law360, the DC Pro Bono Honor Roll, and the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice for making this crucial work a central element of firm life.