1. Be brief.

2. Be relevant. ‘An Amicus Curiae Brief  that brings to the attention of the Court relevant matter not already brought to its attention by the parties may be of considerable help to the Court. An Amicus Curiae Brief which does not serve this purpose burdens the Court and its filing is not favored’ (US Supreme Court, Rule 37).

3. Be transparant. For an Amicus Curiae Brief  to have any credibility, it must be clear on whose behalf it has been submitted. State clearly whether you submit your brief on your own behalf or on behalf of a third party. If you submit on behalf of a third party, disclose the name of this party. Also state your or the third party’s interest in submitting the brief.