Webinar: How To Write and Use Amicus Briefs Strategically

On March 4, 2024, ALF Executive Vice President & General Counsel Larry Ebner presented a webinar for the Dartmouth Lawyers Association on How To Write and Use Amicus Briefs Strategically. Interviewed by DLA Treasurer Hilary B. Miller, Larry, a 1969 Dartmouth College graduate, covered key questions from the viewpoints of both amicus brief authors and parties seeking amicus support. For example—

  • Who files amicus briefs and why?
  • What are the differences in approach between petition-stage and merits-stage amicus briefs?
  • What is the worst mistake an amicus brief author can make?
  • What are some of the key procedural pitfalls to avoid?
  • How far can a litigating party go in soliciting amicus support?
  • What should you do when the Supreme Court asks the Solicitor General to file an amicus brief expressing the views of the United States on whether your cert petition should be granted?

Click here to listen to the webinar:

In addition to conducting ALF’s Amicus Brief Program, Larry writes and speaks extensively about preparation and use of amicus briefs.

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