Latest in Amicus Activity
April 5, 2017
NDRN joined the National Employment Lawyers Association in an amicus supporting leave for cancer treatment as a reasonable accommodation even when the extent and duration of leave was uncertain.Amicus Brief
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January 3, 2017
NDRN joined the ACLU of Massachusetts and others in an amicus brief in the Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, arguing that ADA applies to the activities of a state parole board.Amicus Brief
December 30, 2016
NDRN and seven other national and state disability rights organizations filed an amicus in a state school funding case to contest the trial court’s misstatement of the rights of students with disabilities under the IDEA.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.