Case Spotlight

Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties

Sidley works closely with many civil rights advocacy organizations across the country to protect and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of all people, especially those most subjected to marginalization, persecution, or profiling. Our clients include prisoners and detainees, women in the workplace, LGBTQ+ individuals, and racial and ethnic minorities. Our pro bono practice has worked through the courts, administrative agencies, and legislatures to safeguard, promote, and expand individual rights and civil liberties so that all people can live freely and proudly.

Racial Justice

Sidley has a long-standing commitment — both firmwide and in our local communities — to promoting civil and human rights and social justice and combating institutional racism.

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Civil Rights

Our pro bono practice has long been dedicated to devoting our time and resources to a wide range of civil rights matters, using our legal skills to ensure a just and fair society and accelerate the societal change necessary to reach that goal.

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Section 1983

Sidley’s Section 1983 practice has been a fixture of our pro bono work for many years.

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Compassionate Release

The firm continues to build upon the national undertaking launched in 2020 called the “Compassionate Release Clearinghouse COVID-19 Project.”

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Supreme Court

Sidley’s Supreme Court pro bono program has been representing clients for many years.

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