WilmerHale Receives the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s 2022 Beacon of Justice Award
The honor is awarded to law firms and legal organizations with a “strong commitment to promoting racial equity within the legal community and beyond,” NLADA says.
WilmerHale has a long commitment to providing pro bono legal services and has rededicated itself since the racial reckoning of 2020 to addressing systemic racial disparities. In 2021, our attorneys did pro bono work on cases involving civil rights and voting rights issues, including voter redistricting in Georgia. The firm’s lawyers also assisted wrongfully incarcerated individuals. The firm worked with the ACLU in Michigan to get the state to list incarcerated individuals as a priority population for Covid-19 vaccines because of the high risk the virus posed to congregate populations.
WilmerHale and other law firm honorees will be recognized at NLADA’s Exemplar Awards gala, “Sustaining Racial Equity and Hope” on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Washington DC.