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.
Fairness in the Courts | Violence Against Women and GirlsJoined Amicus Brief: Concerning the NYC Police Department’s practice of refusing to arrest men who beat their wives and family court clerks refusing to allow battered women to seek Orders of Protection against their husbands.