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 [email protected]

BRIEFS

AMICUS CURIAE STATEMENT OF INTEREST re. S.P. ET. AL. v. SCA, INC., ET. AL.

AMICUS CURIAE STATEMENT OF INTEREST re. S.P. ET. AL. v. SCA, INC., ET. AL.

Victim Privacy
CASE No. 2009-C-6008

This amicus brief was written to support two plaintiffs who were minors at the time of their abuse and adults at the time of the trial, where defendants objected to the use of pseudonyms to identify the victims. Issue includes whether victims of child sex abuse may pursue litigation through the...

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BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. SHEEHAN v. OBLATES OF ST. FRANCIS de SALES, ET. AL.

BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. SHEEHAN v. OBLATES OF ST. FRANCIS de SALES, ET. AL.

SOL Reform
CASE No. 730, 2009

This amicus brief was written to support the constitutionality of the Child Victims Act, when it was constitutionality was challenged on appeal by a Catholic high school. Issues include whether Del. Code Ann. tit. 10, § 8145 is constitutional under the United States Constitution and whether Del....

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BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. RAMANI v. SEGELSTEIN ET. AL.

BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. RAMANI v. SEGELSTEIN ET. AL.

Defendant Liability
CASE No. 49341

This amicus brief was written to support an appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada, encouraging the court to apply various laws to institutions, like synagogues, where an individual was sexually abused by a cantor in a synagogue. Issues include whether laws of negligent hiring, supervision and...

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