Request an Amicus Brief

NCVLI participates as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) in victims’ rights cases in state, federal, and military courts, when the issue the court is considering will have significant impacts on crime victims. We lend our expertise to elevate victims’ voices beyond a single case.

Amicus Brief Request

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Answering the questions in the form does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and NCVLI.  The information you provide is collected solely for the purpose of facilitating a response to your request. NCVLI will not distribute the information provided to other entities without your express consent or unless required by law.

Due to the high volume of requests that we receive, priority is given to requests for cases involving rights enforcement in criminal cases that will set precedent for other crime victims. In addition, we give priority to cases identified by members of NCVLI’s membership alliance – the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys and Advocates (NAVRA). If you are not yet a member learn more here:

Your request will be acknowledged and then reviewed for determination of whether we can participate.  You will be notified regarding that assessment within three (3) weeks.

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I have read and understand the above information.*

Are you a member of NCVLI's National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys & Advocates (NAVRA)?*

How did you find out about NCVLI*

Is this case at the trial or appellate level?*

If appellate case, has Appellant/Petitioner's brief been filed?

If appellate case, has lower court issued a written order?

What is the PRIMARY victims' right issue in the case?*

What is the predominant victim population(s) impacted by request:*

What criminal offense or conduct is responsible for the underlying victimization?

If, during review of this request, we require a copy of the court order for which you are seeking review, do you have a copy that could be provided?

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