The Amicus Committee reviews requests for participation as amicus curiae in cases of interest to NAWL members.  The Committee recommends appropriate cases to the NAWL President for consideration.  The Committee reviews amicus briefs drafted by other organizations and considers the appropriateness of NAWL's signing on to the brief.  In other cases, NAWL drafts its own amicus brief and sometimes solicits other organizations' joining NAWL in its amicus brief.  Issues on which NAWL has provided amicus support includes enforcement of Title IX, employment discrimination, women's health, and domestic violence issues.


    State of California v. Health and Human Services, et. al. Amicus Brief
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Kelsey Vuillemot | Released: December 22, 2017, 12:23 pm

    The NAWL Amicus Committee signed onto a brief, which was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asking for an injunction in State of California v. Health and Human Services, et. al.

    The brief was successful, on December 21, 2017, when a federal judge in Califor

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    Pennsylvania v. Trump Amicus Brief
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Kelsey Vuillemot | Released: December 18, 2017, 2:40 pm

    A NAWL Amicus Committee brief filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 27, 2017 asking for an injunction in support of Pennsylvania v. Trump was successful. 

    On December 15, 2017, a federal judge in Pennsylvania temporarily blocked the Trump Administra

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    Whole Woman's Health Amicus Brief
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: January 4, 2016, 4:15 pm

    The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), an organization dedicated to the empowering women in the legal profession and the advancement of rights of women overall and women lawyers, has signed on in support of the National Women’s Law Center’s amicus brief concerning Whole Woman's Health v.

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    Maine Supreme Court affirms order for protection from abuse in "revenge porn" case
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: February 11, 2014, 11:00 am

    Maine Supreme Court affirms the order for protection from abuse in Clark v. McClane, the "revenge porn" case. 

    In November, 2013 NAWL filed an amicus brief in support of Ms. Clark, who obtained a protection order against a man who threatened to post private photographs of her on a website design

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    NAWL files amicus brief in "revenge porn" case in the Maine Supreme Court
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: November 12, 2013, 9:45 am

    NAWL filed an amicus brief in the Maine Supreme Court in support of Ms. Clark, who obtained a protection order against a man who threatened to post private photographs of her on a website designed to encourage other men to contact her. NAWL's brief describes the impact of non-physical acts of abuse

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