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Newly Admitted Lawyers' Division Inaugural Meeting/Reception on August 14
The Division will be hosting its inaugural event from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, August 14, at Tayloe House (within the Court complex at 717 Madison). The event will be free, and will include beer, wine, and appetizers. Chief Judge Campbell-Smith, as well as Judges Wheeler and Kaplan, will speak on a panel concerning “Best Practices for Newly Admitted Lawyers Practicing Before the Court.” Mr. Schwartz will moderate the panel. After the panel speaks, there will be an informal meet-and-greet with the three judges.
Immediately preceding the event, at 4:00pm, there will be a meeting in Tayloe House for all interested members of the Division who are in good standing with the Bar Association. At this meeting, those in attendance will have an opportunity to vote on ratification of the Division’s recently drafted bylaws, copies of which will be distributed at the meeting.
For registration and further details, please click here.
Save the Date for the 27th Annual Judicial Conference
The United States Court of Federal Claims 27th Annual Judicial Conference will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014. Morning sessions will take place at the National Courts Building, 717 Madison Place, NW, with afternoon sessions and an evening reception at the W Hotel at 515 15th St., NW. For further details, please click here. Registration will open on or about August 15, 2014.
Summer Newsletter Now Available
The July 2014 edition of the Newsletter is now available for viewing - please click here.
2014 Annual Membership Dues
Notices for 2014 membership dues have been sent via email and postal mail. Please note that dues are paid on a calendar year basis. If you are unsure whether or not your dues have expired or if you need to update your contact information please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-220-8638.
“To maintain and raise the standards of proficiency, integrity and ethics in the administration of justice before the United States Court of Federal Claims . . . to preserve and promulgate the heritage and tradition of the Court of Federal Claims . . . to promote broader community awareness and support for access to justice." Court of Federal Claims Articles of Incorporation.
It is my great honor to serve as the President of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association for 2014. I have been affiliated with the Court and its Bar Association for 20 years, dating back to my days as a dark haired trial lawyer with the Department of Justice. I first served as the Bar Association’s President in 2004 followed by my service as the Association’s Treasurer and Secretary. My work with the Court and the Bar Association has been among the most gratifying professional experiences of my career. I hope it will become the same for each of you.
The quote above comes from the Bar Association's Articles of Incorporation and defines, in part, the Bar Association’s mission. Put in my words, the Bar Association’s job is to serve our members. How do we do that? Put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity and serve our community. [READ MORE]