Amicus Briefs and Testifying
Below are links for various Amicus Briefs. These can ONLY be used if there are still minor children involved and you have a petition or motion filed.
All articles and Amicus Briefs are copyrighted. They may be used for personal use or re-printed by crediting Linda.
Permission is denied to sell any material on this website.
Again, Linda is giving permission for personal use and requests that you fully complete and email to Linda along with a USPO priority mail shipping label.
Additionally, the Amicus Briefs are a pro bono service to be utilized in alienation cases. Please fill in all identifying information. They MUST be emailed to Linda and include in the email a USPO priority mail shipping label addressed from Linda to yourself.
DO NOT CHANGE THE WORDING OR FORMAT OF THE AMICUS BRIEFS.
Doing so will require return and therefore delay in signing.
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- Amicus Brief A Child's Bill of Rights
- Amicus Brief DSM 5 on the Parental Alienation and child abuse
- Amicus Brief in Support of 50-50 Custody Arrangements
- Amicus Brief in Support of Family Therapy
- Amicus Brief on the Inaccuracy of Psychological Testing
- Amicus Brief Opposing Interviewing Children Regarding Custody and Visitation Arrangements
- Amicus Brief Successful treatment for Severe Parental Alienation
BUT WHAT IS AN AMICUS BRIEF?
From the Free Legal Dictionary at
Literally, friend of the court. A person with strong interest in or views on the subject matter of an action, but not a party to the action, may petition the court for permission to file a brief, ostensibly on behalf of a party but actually to suggest a rationale consistent with its own views. Such amicus curiae briefs are commonly filed in appeals concerning matters of a broad public interest; e.g., civil rights cases. They may be filed by private persons or the government. In appeals to the U.S. courts of appeals, an amicus brief may be filed only if accompanied by written consent of all parties, or by leave of court granted on motion or at the request of the court, except that consent or leave shall not be required when the brief is presented by the United States or an officer or agency thereof.
From the Wise Geek at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-amicus-brief.htm
An amicus brief is a document which is filed in a court by someone who is not directly related to the case under consideration. The most classic example of an amicus brief is a document filed by an advocacy group such as the American Civil Liberties Union. The additional information which is found in such a document can be useful for the judge evaluating the case, and it becomes part of the official case record. Many nations allow people or entities to file such documents with their courts.
The tradition of accepting amicus briefs comes from a larger concept, the amicus curiae, or “friend of the court.” A friend of the court may be interested in a case for various reasons, although he or she is not directly involved. For example, a court might be preparing to try a case related to online file sharing, an issue of great concern to many people. An amicus brief might be filed to discuss the larger ramifications of potential case outcomes, since these ramifications might not be brought up by the prosecution or defense during the course of a trial.
It used to be that testimony could only be heard live in a courtroom. With todays modern technologies, testimony can be heard in many other formats. In fact, Linda has testified by Skype on several occasions. But that is just one way such as anymeeting, joinme, and so on.
The advantage of these other forms of testimony are the following: