Washington, D.C. — The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia recently recognized Wilkinson Stekloff for its contribution to the 2021 Making Justice Real Campaign, an annual fundraiser to support Legal Aid’s mission to provide legal services to people living in poverty in DC. Wilkinson Stekloff raised the most money from firms with 25 to 49 attorneys, contributing a total of $54,000, enough to staff a Legal Aid attorney for seven months.
“Our firm has a deep and lasting commitment to providing pro bono representation, and we are honored to support Legal Aid’s mission to improve access to justice for all,” said Wilkinson Stekloff Partner Kosta Stojilkovic. “Especially at a time like this, with so many people in our community facing possible eviction due to the impact of the pandemic, we take seriously our responsibility to support Legal Aid.”
Bringing together thousands of people, the 2021 Making Justice Real Campaign has raised over $3 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. Wilkinson Stekloff finished 18th overall in the campaign, ahead of dozens of larger firms.
Beyond its financial contributions, pro bono representation is woven into Wilkinson Stekloff’s DNA. The firm has handled almost 50 separate pro bono matters since its founding in 2016, with the vast majority of the firm’s associates devoting significant time to those matters and the firm’s brightest young talent winning trials in leadership roles. Recognizing these efforts, Chambers & Partners shortlisted Wilkinson Stekloff for its “Pro Bono Program of the Year” award in 2020.