Latest in Amicus Activity
- Justice System
October 20, 2017
NDRN in an amicus drafted by the firm of Godfrey & Kahn pro bono in arguing that the standard for effective assistance of counsel should be different than Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984) for a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in a civil commitment hearing.Amicus Brief
- ADA & Civil Rights
September 15, 2017
NDRN and Disability Rights Ohio joined eight other organizations including unions, homelessness organizations and voting rights organizations in an amicus brief in support of the challenge to Ohio’s voter registration list removals.Amicus Brief
- Justice System
August 9, 2017
NDRN joined the Impact Fund and ten other disability and civil rights organizations in an amicus arguing that plaintiffs showed that a class action was appropriate and the plaintiffs met the commonality requirement even in the absence of an explicit system-wide policy governing hotel transportation services.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.