Request Amicus Support
Instructions for Requesting Amicus Assistance
Thank you for your interest in seeking amicus (friend-of-the-court) assistance from the League's Legal Advocacy Program. Please complete all of the fields on the form below and submit your request. Identification of a brief writer is required. By submitting the form, the information you provide will be transmitted to League staff who will contact you for additional information, if necessary, and place the case on the next Legal Advocacy Committee meeting agenda for consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: The League's Legal Department Staff will be out of the office for the 2019 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Friday, October 18, 2019. If you submit an amicus request on or after October 8, 2019, your request will not be processed until the week of October 21, 2019. Please take that time frame into account.
You will receive confirmation of your submission via email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 hours, please contact League staff to confirm your case has been received. For more information about the League's Legal Advocacy Program, contact Corrie Manning, assistant general counsel, Alison Leary, deputy general counsel, or Janet Leonard, legal services manager. We will make best efforts to review and contact you about your request for amicus assistance within three working days of its submittal. We reserve the right to reject the request due to timing constraints or if the request does not meet the eligibility requirements of the Legal Advocacy Program.
To ensure that communications, both written and oral, among the League, the amicus requestor, and any proper third parties remain confidential and privileged to the greatest extent practicable, the League requires amicus requestors to tender an offer to the League to enter into a Common Interest Agreement subject to Terms and Conditions available here. Before submitting your amicus request, please review the Terms and Conditions and confirm that your client or clients agree to tender this offer. The League reserves the right to accept or reject the offer at its sole discretion and will provide the League’s decision to the amicus requestor in writing. If you are not submitting the amicus request on behalf of a party you represent in the litigation or you have questions regarding this prerequisite, please contact the Legal Advocacy Program staff.