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.


    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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    NAWL Signs NWLC's Amicus Briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor.
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: February 28, 2013, 11:00 am

    The National Women’s Law Center filed an amicus brief in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. Hollingsworth addresses the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that overturned the California Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have a right to

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    NAWL signs Amici Curiae Brief in support of Jane Doe, et al. v. Vermilion Parish School Board, et al
    Blog: NAWL Amicus Committee | Posted By: Karen M. Richardson | Released: June 4, 2010, 10:05 am

    In Jane Doe v. Vermilion Parish School Board, a federal court in Louisiana reviewed the legality of a public school’s single-sex education program but failed to apply the well-established constitutional standard for evaluating gender-based classifications.  Read the brief>>

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