Amicus Curiae Program
The mission of the Amicus Curiae Program is to file briefs in the appellate courts in order to support cases that are important to Pennsylvania Association for Justice members. Through the program, PAJ strives to maintain a high profile in Commonwealth and federal courts by promoting the rights of individuals and the goals of its membership.
How it works:
All amicus program activities are managed by the Amicus Curiae Committee. The committee supports members of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice by filing appellate briefs on issues crucial to PAJ's mission. The committee welcomes any request but will participate as amicus curiae only in those appellate cases that significantly affect our clients' rights or the practice of law. You do not need to be a current member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice to submit a request, but we do welcome you to join. The requesting party must submit all materials relevant to the case, along with a completed Request for Assistance form that may be downloaded here to the Executive Director. The case materials will then be circulated to the Committee for a vote on whether to participate.
To learn more information about committee procedures and the committee's annual award, or to find out how to join the Amicus Curiae Committee, please see Frequently Asked Questions here.