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Oct. 27, 2021

Let's Get Personal with Leslie Kuhn-Thayer, Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP

Let's Get Personal with Leslie Kuhn-Thayer, Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP

Leslie Kuhn-Thayer developed her leadership skills, team-focused mindset, and discipline during her career as a Division I college athlete and coach. Now, she is Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin in Chicago, IL where she coordinates Sidley's constitutional rights and civil liberties practice, which focuses on prisoners' rights litigation. Leslie had a number of amazing stops along the way, including as an associate in Sidley's litigation practice group, and as a judicial law clerk (twice!). Don't miss our conversation with Leslie Kuhn-Thayer.


Leslie Kuhn-Thayer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, Leslie worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Learn more about the Wisconsin Innocence Project here: https://law.wisc.edu/fjr/clinicals/ip/ 

Leslie served as a judicial law clerk directly out of law school and again several years later when she became a career clerk. Learn more about clerking here: https://media.law.wisc.edu/m/nmjkn/judicialclerkshiphandbook_000.pdf

And here: https://abaforlawstudents.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FederalLawClerks.pdf

Leslie currently serves as Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. Learn more about Sidley's commitment to pro bono here: https://www.sidley.com/en/us/probonolanding/