The term "amicus brief" refers to a brief of an amicus curiae, which literally means "friend of the court." A person or organization that is not a party to a case, but has a strong interest in its outcome, may petition the court to file a brief as amicus curiae. NHMA often files amicus curiae briefs in the New Hampshire Supreme Court in cases that are of general significance to municipalties.
City of Keene v. James Cleaveland, et als.
Brief of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, as AMICI CURIAE
Thursday, June 12, 2014