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

S.Y./W.F. V. ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON AND SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO a/k/a SALESIAN SOCIETY a/k/a SALESIANS DON BOSCO CANADA AND EASTERN USA

S.Y./W.F. V. ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON AND SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO a/k/a SALESIAN SOCIETY a/k/a SALESIANS DON BOSCO CANADA AND EASTERN USA

A series of amicus briefs were written in response to Defendants’ challenge to the constitutionality of the revival window provision of N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2A:14-2b, which allows victims of child sex abuse to bring civil claims, even when their claims have previously expired. CHILD USA argues that...

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KOPCZYK, MINORS

KOPCZYK, MINORS

This brief was written in response to a child welfare case involving two young girls who have been victims of sexual abuse by their Father. The Trial Court denied the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ petition to terminate father’s parental rights and, in so ruling, ignored serious...

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KAJA SOKOLA v. HARVEY WEINSTEIN ET AL.

KAJA SOKOLA v. HARVEY WEINSTEIN ET AL.

This amicus brief was written as a response to Defendant Weinstein’s challenge to the constitutionality of the revival provisions of the Child Victims Act in New York. Issues include whether CPLR § 214-G is constitutional under the New York Constitution’s Due Process Clause and whether the...

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