AMICUS ADVOCACY PROJECT
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]
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...