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Latest in Amicus Activity

  • Education

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Special Education Case

    December 8, 2016

    NDRN joined seven other national and state disability and civil rights organizations in an amicus supporting the district court’s decision certifying a class action in a special education child find case.

    Amicus Brief
  • ADA & Civil Rights

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Accessibility Case

    November 10, 2015

    NDRN joined 14 other state and national disability, civil and legal rights organization in an amicus in support of plaintiffs seeking accessibility changes to the City and County of San Francisco’s sidewalks, parks, libraries and recreation centers.

    Amicus Brief

Amicus Requests

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.

Amicus Request Form

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