In The Courts

Latest in NDRN Amicus Activity

  • Education

    NDRN Joins Amicus in IDEA Case

    November 21, 2017

    NDRN joined 42 other national and state disability and civil rights organizations in an amicus supporting the appellant’s argument that the IDEA requires more than de minimus educational benefit.

    Amicus Brief
  • Education

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Service Animal Case

    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

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Voting Case

    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

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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