In The Courts

Latest in NDRN Amicus Activity

  • Justice System

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Prison Medical Care Case

    February 6, 2018

    NDRN joined the P&As in Arkansas and Missouri, as well as the Arc of the United States, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and others in an amicus arguing in favor of Grant of class certification in prison inadequate medical care for Hepatitis-C case.

    Amicus Brief
  • ADA & Civil Rights

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Accessibility Case

    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
  • Education

    NDRN Joins Amicus in School Bullying Case

    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

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.

Amicus requests are processed for review by NDRN’s Legal Strategy Working Group who must first review the request, and then the amicus brief itself, before NDRN may agree to sign-on to an amicus brief, or draft and file an amicus brief. It is important to submit an amicus request as far in advance of the due date as possible to allow NDRN to consider the request.

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.  See the NDRN amicus policy for additional information on the process and timeframe.

If NDRN accepts your request, it is contingent upon our Reviewers approving the amicus brief itself. 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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