Amicus Briefs

 

Below are links for various Amicus Briefs.

These can ONLY be used if there are still minor children involved and you have a petition or motion filed.


All articles and Amicus Briefs are copyrighted. They may be used for personal use or re-printed by crediting Linda.  Permission is denied to sell any material on this website.


IMPORTANT:

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO CONVERT ALL RED TYPE FACE/FONT IN THE AMICUS TO BLACK BEFORE SENDING TO LINDA TO BE NOTARIZED.  THANKS.


  1. Amicus Brief in Support of 50-50 Custody Arrangements.docx


  1. Amicus Brief in Support of Family Therapy.docx


  1. Amicus Brief Opposing Interviewing Children Regarding Custody and Visitation Arrangements-1.docx


  1. Amicus Brief DSM 5 on the pAS and child abuse.docx


  1. Amicus Brief On The Inaccuracy of Mental Health Diagnosis of TP.docx


BUT WHAT IS AN AMICUS BRIEF?

From the Free Legal Dictionary at

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Amicus+brief

Literally, friend of the court. A person with strong interest in or views on the subject matter of an action, but not a party to the action, may petition the court for permission to file a brief, ostensibly on behalf of a party but actually to suggest a rationale consistent with its own views. Such amicus curiae briefs are commonly filed in appeals concerning matters of a broad public interest; e.g., civil rights cases. They may be filed by private persons or the government. In appeals to the U.S. courts of appeals, an amicus brief may be filed only if accompanied by written consent of all parties, or by leave of court granted on motion or at the request of the court, except that consent or leave shall not be required when the brief is presented by the United States or an officer or agency thereof.

From the Wise Geek at

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-amicus-brief.htm

An amicus brief is a document which is filed in a court by someone who is not directly related to the case under consideration. The most classic example of an amicus brief is a document filed by an advocacy group such as the American Civil Liberties Union. The additional information which is found in such a document can be useful for the judge evaluating the case, and it becomes part of the official case record. Many nations allow people or entities to file such documents with their courts.

The tradition of accepting amicus briefs comes from a larger concept, the amicus curiae, or “friend of the court.” A friend of the court may be interested in a case for various reasons, although he or she is not directly involved. For example, a court might be preparing to try a case related to online file sharing, an issue of great concern to many people. An amicus brief might be filed to discuss the larger ramifications of potential case outcomes, since these ramifications might not be brought up by the prosecution or defense during the course of a trial.