Previous edition has subtitle: How to be a good friend of the court.
xiii, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
The amicus brief : how to write it and use it effectively What is an amicus brief? The original amicus curiae The modern friend How frequently are amicus briefs filed? How influential are amicus briefs? Who files amicus briefs and why? When and how to seek amicus support How and when to file an amicus brief Functions of the amicus brief Addressing policy issues Providing a more attractive advocate Supporting a grant of discretionary review Supplementing a party's brief Providing a historical perspective Providing technical expertise Endorsing a party Seeking to correct, limit, publish, or "de-publish" an opinion How to write an effective amicus brief General contents The statement of interest Issues on appeal Consent of parties and leave to file Focus on the function of the brief Don't forget the case before the court Keep the amicus brief short Use persuasive case law support What courts are most interested in Responding to an amicus brief The amicus at oral argument : persona non grata Ethical considerations Facts outside the record Who wrote or paid for the amicus brief? Conflicts of interest Conclusion Appendix.
KF8748 .S536 2010
Chicago, IL : Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association,