For nonprofit organizations
Calliope Legal authors amicus curiae briefs on behalf of nonprofit organizations we respect, admire, and support. We do so on a pro bono basis, at no cost to the nonprofit organization. An amicus curiae (friend of the court) is a non-party who assists the court by offering information, expertise, or insight bearing on the issues the case presents.
An effective amicus brief does not merely endorse or echo one party's points and arguments. Instead, it may introduce facts not in the trial court record. Or it may explain legal and policy ramifications of the court’s options for deciding the case. Considering diverse perspectives enriches the judicial decision-making process.
If you represent a progressive nonprofit organization and wish to submit an amicus brief in an important case on appeal, we would like to hear from you. If we can write your brief without sacrificing the quality of work we strive to provide for all our clients, and we agree that your participation as a friend of the court would be in the public interest, we can likely do so. Please feel free to reach out to us.