CDT is faced with a large number of requests to provide litigation assistance. We primarily meet this demand by appearing in cases as amicus curiae. While CDT occasionally appears as a party to litigation, CDT does not provide direct representation or offer legal advice to individuals or third parties.
Many of our briefs are drafted by volunteer attorneys who collaborate closely with our staff on a pro bono basis as part of our Collaborating Attorney Network. In addition to assisting CDT with litigation, the Collaborating Attorney Network occasionally assists CDT by analyzing proposed legislation or drafting administrative comments at the state or federal level. We also rely on the network to help identify emerging legal issues in the technology space.