Amici Brief Fights for Britney Spears’ Right to Choose Her Own Lawyer and Use Supported Decision-Making

The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making joined 24 other civil rights and disability rights organization in supporting an amici curiae brief, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, in Britney Spears’ conservatorship case. Filed on July 12, 2021, the “friend of the court” brief supports Britney Spears’ right to select her own attorney for her conservatorship proceedings and urges the Court to ensure she has access to assistance and tools, including Supported Decision-Making, to make this choice.
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ALERT! #FreeBritney Today a national group of Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates, including the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, released a statement on Britney Spears. Britney Spears’ testimony about her experience under conservatorship shined a spotlight on the problems of guardianship systems and their damaging impact on people’s lives. Ms. Spears is not alone in her experience.  We have fought for years for less-restrictive options that allow people to maintain their rights, dignity, and independence.
Read the statement: Statement from Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates: Britney Spears Spotlights the Need for Change Now
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