Latest in Amicus Activity
- ADA & Civil Rights
July 2, 2018
NDRN joined 10 other disability rights, education and child care advocacy organization in an amicus authored by pro bono attorneys from Jones Day.Amicus Brief
April 9, 2018
NDRN joined eight other national and state disability and civil rights organizations in an amicus to argue for a proper application of the Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F.Amicus Brief
- Justice System
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
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.