The Amicus Brief Committee (“ABC”) shall function to facilitate bringing the position of AIPPI International to the attention of national and regional tribunals in appropriate circumstances through the coordination and oversight of filing of amicus briefs. This function shall not extend to commentary on pending bills or legislation. The roles and duties of the ABC shall include the following:
A. Receive and review requests for amicus briefs;
B. Identify potential amicus situations and interface with the appropriate NRG(s);
C. Research existing AIPPI positions as they relate to proposed amicus briefs and consult with Special Committees where appropriate;
D. Make recommendations to the Bureau RE the advisability and necessity of filing a brief;
E. Coordinate and oversee the preparation of briefs;
F. Ensure briefs comply with the requirements set forth in the ABC protocol; and
G. Report results to the Bureau and coordinate with the Communication Committee to communicate the results to the membership at large.