New Jersey Association for Justice Awards Folkman Law Offices Attorneys
Benjamin Folkman, Lauren M. Law, and Sarah Slachetka were recognized as “Amicus Advocates” by New Jersey Association for Justice (“NJAJ“). These awards recognize the exemplary and extraordinary work that the attorneys did while serving as amicus advocates for NJAJ.
Mr. Folkman is a member of the NJAJ Board of Governors and frequently argues amicus matters on behalf of NJAJ. Ms. Law is also an active participant in NJAJ amicus work. She has drafted amicus briefs in the following matters, all of which were before the Supreme Court of New Jersey: Richter v. Oakland Board of Education, Delanoy v. Township of Ocean, and Grande v. St. Clare’s Health System. Ms. Law has also attended amicus arguments on behalf of NJAJ.
The phrase “amicus curiae” is Latin for “friend of the Court.” An amicus curiae is an individual or organization who is not a party to a legal case, but who is permitted to assist a Court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case. The decision on whether to consider an amicus brief lies within the discretion of the Court. The scope of amici curiae is generally found in the cases where broad public interests are involved and concerns regarding civil rights are in question.