Monday, June 28, 2010

Friendly Help for Friends of the Court

M.C. Sungaila also has a terrific article in today's DJ, "Effective Advocacy Through Amicus Briefs."  Her advice includes:
  • "Distinguish between amicus support at the review and merits stages"
  • "Make sure your brief adds something to the case"
  • "Consider whether the brief you propose fills one of three roles for amici"
  • "Write well and succinctly"
  • "Choose your amici (and amicus counsel) carefully"
  • "Consider the impact of an unusual constellation of amici joining a brief"