NACC Amicus Curiae Program

NACC has contributed numerous amicus curiae briefs to federal and state appellate courts, pursuing justice for children and families.

NACC promotes the legal interests of children through amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in state and federal appellate courts.

To request NACC’s participation as amicus curiae in a case, please review NACC’s Amicus Curiae Policies and Procedures, then download and complete the NACC Amicus Curiae Request Form.

Practitioner Resources


This guide explains the process to file amicus briefs in state appellate courts. It examines the appropriate roles of amicus curiae, preparation strategies, writing techniques, and summarizes state rules governing amicus practice.


This is a sample amicus brief to use as template or reference for attorneys to write their own amicus brief.

Amicus Curiae Brief Summaries

For over four decades, NACC has advanced justice for children and families in state and federal level amicus briefs.

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