WilmerHale was honored with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program's (NLSP) annual Enduring Impact Award, meant to recognize organizations who have a deep impact on the lives of low-income DC residents and provide continued support to the nonprofit's work.
The firm has provided countless hours of pro bono service and financial support to aid NLSP in providing free civil legal services to those in need and former Co-Managing Partner William Perlstein acts as the organization's current Board Treasurer. The assistance WilmerHale provides helps to preserve safe and affordable shelter, stabilizes family relationships, protects victims of domestic violence, secures access to healthcare and public benefits, and reduces barriers to employment for clients.
As stated by the NLSP Executive Director Hannah Lieberman, "WilmerHale has been a leader among DC firms in providing pro bono services by handling cases from us and our sister programs in the region. The support has also enabled us to increase woefully low salaries and maintain offices in the poorest sections of the City. We simply could not improve the lives of so many without the firm."
Partner Kimberly Parker accepted the award on behalf of WilmerHale at the NLSP Annual Reception held on October 7 at Howard University's Blackburn Center in Washington DC.