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Through its litigation initiatives, Legal Momentum has made historic and enduring contributions to the rights and opportunities available to women. This is often accomplished through participation in cases as amicus curiae ("friend of the court"). Amici are groups or individuals who are not parties to the case but have particular expertise in the issues at its heart. They bring their expertise to the court in the form of an amicus brief to inform the court’s deliberations. Each year Legal Momentum writes and joins numerous amicus briefs in cases dealing with issues central to our mission.
Violence Against Women and Girls | Workplace Equality and Economic EmpowermentAuthored Amicus Brief: Addressed the right of domestic violence victims to protection from employment discharge under North Carolina public policy.
Fairness in the CourtsPublic Benefits and PovertyAuthored Amicus Brief: Determined the right to an innocent tenant defense in public housing to protect innocent tenants from eviction for crimes committed by family or persons known to them.