Amicus Curiae Briefs

Although ACCG does not represent counties in legal matters, the association does file amicus curiae briefs by request on issues that impact ACCG or county government at the appellate level. ACCG does not participate in matters at the trial level. Each request is reviewed by the legal staff and must meet certain criteria. In general, the issue must have statewide impact, there must be additional issues beyond those that the county has already asserted for ACCG to address, and there must be sufficient time and resources available for staff to research, write and file the brief.

If your county would like ACCG to file an amicus curiae brief on their behalf at the appellate level, please review the ACCG Amicus Curiae Brief Policy, then complete and return the Amicus Curiae Brief Request Form to Natalie Fitzgerald at ACCG Legal Administrative Assistant.