Latest in Amicus Activity
November 21, 2017
NDRN joined three other national and state disability rights organizations in an amicus in support of appellant’s argument that the IDEA’s exhaustion requirement should not apply in a case where a school district refused to allow a student to bring a service animal to school.Amicus Brief
- ADA & Civil Rights
November 13, 2017
NDRN joined the Sixth Circuit P&A and the National American Civil Liberties Union and its state affiliates in an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs who sought to require the state to provide access to accessible online absentee balloting marking to vote privately and independently.Amicus Brief
- Community Integration
October 25, 2017
NDRN joined six national disability organizations in an amicus brief supporting the critical role the U.S. DOJ plays in the enforcement of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a case involving the state’s policy of unnecessarily segregating children with disabilities by placing them in nursing facilities.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.