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Chapter 4, § 460: Participation as Amicus Curiae

Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol 7 Defender Services, Part A Guidelines for Administering the CJA and Related Statutes, Chapter 4: Defender Organizations

§ 460 Participation as Amicus Curiae

Under governing court rules, federal public defenders and community defenders may participate as amicus curiae:

(a) in federal court at the invitation of the court;

(b) in death penalty habeas corpus cases; or

(c) on behalf of a client as an ancillary matter appropriate to the proceedings.

Chapter Appendices

Appendix 4A: Community Defender Organization: Grant and Conditions (pdf)(word)
Appendix 4B: Model Code of Conduct for Federal Community Defender Employees (pdf)(word)

Last revised (Transmittal 07-015) July 25, 2023