New York State Court of Appeals Rule Changes Regarding Amicus Briefs
On April 25, 2018, the New York State Court of Appeals announced rule changes to two of its provisions regarding amicus briefs. These changes are minor, but are important to keep in mind during your practice before the court. The amendments, which are effective May 16, 2018, may be accessed here. A full version of the Court of Appeals rules may be accessed here.
First, under the new rules, amicus briefs must indicate if any party, party’s counsel, or other individuals or entities contributed to the preparation or funding of the amicus brief. Amicus briefs must clearly indicate the interests of the amicus or amici.
Second, the amendments explicitly state that reply briefs are not permitted by amici.
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