Current Vacant Judgeships on the Court of Federal Claims

Seat Last Held By Vacated Nomination of Pending Since
Lynn J. Bush 10/21/2013 Thomas L. Halkowski 04/10/2014
Emily C. Hewitt 10/21/2013 Patricia M. McCarthy 05/21/2014
Edward J. Damich 10/21/2013 Armando Omar Bonilla 05/21/2014
Nancy B. Firestone 10/21/2013 (Renomination) 04/10/2014
George W. Miller 08/07/2013 Jeri Kaylene Somers 05/21/2014
Lawrence J. Block 01/08/2016    

2016 Carole Bailey Scholarship

The bar association is now accepting applications for the 2016 Carole Bailey Scholarship. For complete details and rules please click here.  


New Edition of Inside 717 Now Available

Inside 717 is a quarterly publication reporting on rulings in all major areas of the Court of Federal Claims' jurisdiction.  In addition, the publication often includes reports of significant Federal Circuit (and Supreme Court) decisions in cases emanating from the Court of Federal Claims, as well as occasional miscellaneous items of interest to the Court's community.  The members of the Editorial Board encourage you to browse the "What's Inside" headlines to explore significant rulings outside your primary practice area.  Archived issues of Inside 717 are also available from this webpage.


Register Now for Law Day and the Judicial Conference

Registration is now open for the annual highlight events for the Bar Association in partnership with the Court of Federal Claims:  the Law Day Observance Luncheon on May 2, 2016, and the 28th Annual Judicial Conference on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

For the convenience of members interested in registering for both events at the same time, this year we are offering three registration events.  Please click on one of the following three links to register now:

Those members who opted to have the fees paid in September 2015 for the previously scheduled Judicial Conference date should select the "Law Day ONLY" option since they are already registered for the Judicial Conference on May 3, 2016.


2015-2016 Law Student Writing Competition

The 2015-2016 Law Student Writing Competition is now underway.  For full details and rules, please click here.  The entry deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is 11:59 PM ET July 15, 2016.


Pro Bono/Attorney Referral Pilot Program

The Private-Bar Pro Bono Pilot Program Committee of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce its role in facilitating the operation of a Pro Bono/Attorney Referral Pilot Program, under which legal representation may potentially be available to pro se plaintiffs who are referred to the program by the assigned judge in appropriate cases pending in the Court of Federal Claims.  Click here for more details.

 

President's Message

Altom Maglio
Altom M. Maglio

It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the twenty-ninth president of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. The United States Court of Federal Claims is unique in its nationwide jurisdiction and historic heritage of over a century and a half.  As the bar association of the Court of Federal Claims, we are comprised of both private civil litigators and Department of Justice attorneys working together to advance the administration of justice.

Practice before the Court of Federal Claims, and its predecessor the Court of Claims, historically has been remarkable for its civility.  Participation in the Bar Association’s activities not only provides opportunities for members to interact with judges and Court staff, but fosters this spirit of civility by bringing private and government practitioners together to accomplish common goals.

2016 promises to be a very exciting year for the Bar Association.  Your participation is extremely welcome and strongly encouraged!    Please feel free to e-mail me directly if you are interested in becoming involved in the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association at president@cfcbar.org.  I look forward to hearing from you and working together!

Highest regards,

Altom M. Maglio
President, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

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EVENTS

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 to Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

Brown Bags

The bar association's standing committee on law and practice education plans and organizes "brown bag" educational programs held throughout the year, addressing matters of general interest and programs on major substantive areas of the Court's jurisdiction.