The Amicus Advocacy Project

An amicus brief comes from the Latin term “amicus curiae” which means “friend of the court.” Although most amicus briefs are persuasively written to support one side of a case, they allow interested, third parties the chance to provide the court with information that is relevant and helpful to the case but that may not otherwise be brought to the court’s attention.

CHILD USA files amicus briefing in cases whose outcomes impact the civil rights of children. We have been delighted to work with numerous attorneys across the United States, and welcome partnerships with law firms to work on pro bono matters with us. 

If you are an attorney who needs amicus support or would like your firm to have the opportunity to work on cutting edge amicus briefs involving child protection, please contact us at info@childusa.org.

BRIEFS

Mark Dolgas v. Donald Wales, Tri-Valley Elementary School, Tri-Valley Central School District, and the Board of Education of the Tri-Valley Central School District

Mark Dolgas v. Donald Wales, Tri-Valley Elementary School, Tri-Valley Central School District, and the Board of Education of the Tri-Valley Central School District

CHILD USA wrote this amicus brief in support of Plaintiff-Appellant arguing that considerations of foreseeability and public policy demand a duty be imposed on educational institutions to compel them to act in furtherance of their child protection responsibilities under New York’s Social Services...

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John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 v. Twitter Inc.

John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 v. Twitter Inc.

CHILD USA submitted this brief in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees arguing that Twitter knowingly operated as a distributor in the modern Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) marketplace and that they should not be immune from liability under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) Section 230.  ...

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Hotchalk, Inc. v. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, et al.

Hotchalk, Inc. v. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, et al.

CHILD USA together with the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Zero Abuse Project, Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service, National Crime Victim Law Institute, and The National Center for Victims of Crime submitted this amicus brief urging the Court to deny Defendants' veiled request for...

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Bernard Musumeci v. State of New York

Bernard Musumeci v. State of New York

CHILD USA wrote this brief denouncing a Court of Claims decision that dismissed Plaintiff's CVA claims for failing to plead with specificity each incident of abuse among other things. CHILD USA explains why the Court of Claims decision is inconsistent with the science of trauma and how such a...

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Doe v. Ariz. Bd. of Regents, et al.

Doe v. Ariz. Bd. of Regents, et al.

CHILD USA filed this brief support of Plaintiff's appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court. Here, CHILD USA argues that neither Arizona's Window Legislation nor the Notice Statute require victims of child sexual abuse with revived claims against public entities to comply with a renewed notice of claim...

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Spencer Elden v. Nirvana, L.L.C., et al.

Spencer Elden v. Nirvana, L.L.C., et al.

CHILD USA filed this brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of plaintiff-appellant's appeal for reversal of the District Court's dismissal. Here, CHILD USA argues that the District Court's interpretation of Masha's Law is not consistent with the nature of the...

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