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.
We simply could not advance our mission in the courts without the pro bono assistance provided by our network. We are proud that our volunteers have a diversity of experience and interest areas, and include major law firms, sole practitioners, and law school clinics.
If you are interested in joining the network, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] with the following information:
- Organizational affiliation
- Year admitted to practice
- Practice focus
- Active court admissions
- CDT areas of interest
Some examples of recent CDT legal interventions include:
- CDT Suit Challenges President’s Executive Order Targeting First Amendment Protected Speech
- CDT sues the FCC over net neutrality
- Amicus in People v. Charter Communications and Spectrum Management Holding Company
- Amicus in Carpenter v. U.S.
- Amicus in U.S. v Microsoft
- Amicus in Alasaad v. Nielsen
- Motion in U.S. v. Glassdoor
- Amicus in United States v. Ackerman
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals repeatedly quoted CDT amicus in Hately v. Watts