Latest in Amicus Activity
- ADA & Civil Rights
January 23, 2018
NDRN joined the Pennsylvania P&A in an amicus brief arguing that companywide policies created common issues of fact and law and that Section 211 of the DOJ ADA regulations to maintain accessible features were consistent with the statute.Amicus Brief
January 23, 2018
NDRN joined COPAA in an Amicus in support of appellant’s argument that the school district took inadequate steps to address student on student disability-based bullying.Amicus Brief
November 21, 2017
NDRN joined 42 other national and state disability and civil rights organizations in an amicus supporting the appellant’s argument that the IDEA requires more than de minimus educational benefit.Amicus Brief
Requests for NDRN to draft or join an amicus brief can be made by completing the following NDRN Amicus Request form. The requests will be submitted directly to Kenneth Shiotani, NDRN’s amicus coordinator.
Factors influencing whether NDRN can grant a request include the importance of the issues to the P&A network, the procedural posture of the case, and the amount of time available for preparation and review of the amicus brief before it needs to be filed.
Amicus requests are processed for review by NDRN’s Legal Strategy Subcommittee, which might take up to 10 calendar days for sign ons, and longer for requests asking NDRN to draft and file an amicus. It is important to submit amicus requests as far in advance of the due date as possible.
If NDRN accepts your request, it is contingent on our Reviewers approving the amicus brief. We will need a draft of the amicus brief to be made available for review at least 5 business days before the amicus filing deadline in order for NDRN reviewers to have time to meaningfully review it.
Please note: NDRN does NOT provide direct legal services or advice to individuals. If you are seeking legal services you must contact your state P&A. Any requests for individual legal services submitted here will not be fulfilled.