Latest in Amicus Activity
September 17, 2018
NDRN, in collaboration with the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and Disability Rights Maryland filed an amicus brief highlighting the importance of meaningful parental participation in the decision-making process for the placement of a child with a disability.Amicus Brief
- Justice System
September 10, 2018
After many extensions granted to the state, NDRN joined the ACLU in an amicus brief to the Nebraska Supreme Court arguing that a sentencing panel erred when it refused to consider the effects of long term solitary confinement as mitigation during a sentencing process that resulted in the death…Amicus Brief
August 22, 2018
NDRN in collaboration with COPAA filed an amicus brief in support of “stay put” for a student with multiple disabilities who recently as a teenager was losing all his vision.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.