On October 8, 2013, AzELA filed an amicus brief in an employment case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The brief was submitted by Kraig Martin and Cheri McCracken, with the assistance of Roger McKee. Among other things, the brief addresses fundamental concerns relating to the overuse of summary judgment in employment cases and the resulting deprivation of the right to a jury trial.
AzELA has been granted leave to file amicus briefs in a number of employment-related matters before the Arizona courts in recent years, including in the following cases: Shotwell v. Donahoe, 207 Ariz. 287, 85 P.3d 1045 (2009); Beeles v. Offset Separation Corp, Az. Supreme. Ct. No. CV 97-0016-CQ; and Rafique v. Sigma Motors, Inc., Az. Supreme. Ct. No CV 09-0012-PR, and 2008 WL 5264641 (Ariz. App., December 18, 2008). AzELA also filed an amicus letter in R.P. v. Prescott Unified School District, 631 F. 3d 1117 (9th Cir., 2011), regarding an award of attorney fees.