Latest in Amicus Activity
- Community Integration
July 5, 2019
NDRN and eight other national and local disability and civil rights groups filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs on the claim that the City must provide comprehensive transition services to facilitate moving people from institutions into community-based independent living arrangements.Amicus Brief
- Mental Health
Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Involuntary Medication Law to Restore Competency Violates U.S. Constitution
June 13, 2019
NDRN, Disability Rights Wisconson, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers joined in an amicus brief authored by Quarles & Bradley, LLP in Milwaukee.Amicus Brief
- ADA & Civil Rights
May 31, 2019
NDRN joined in an amicus brief written by the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (the Virginia P&A).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.