Amicus Curiae means, literally, Friend of the court. Since 1975, the BBA has filed amicus briefs on matters related to the practice of law or the administration of justice.
Please note that the BBA will not consider any Request to file or join an amicus brief unless there is adequate time to consider the matter. For amicus briefs to be prepared by the BBA, three months is generally needed to obtain the requisite approvals and prepare the brief for submission. For amicus briefs prepared by another party to be joined by the BBA, two months is generally needed to obtain the requisite approvals, with the draft brief to be submitted to the BBA no more than one month before the deadline for filing the amicus brief.