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Young Lawyers' Division Mardi Gras Happy Hour
Please join us for a Young Lawyers' Division (YLD) Welcome Back Happy Hour at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, February 4 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Not a member of the YLD? No problem - all are welcome to attend. Registration is required - please click here.
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.
Rescheduling of the 28th Annual Judicial Conference
The Court of Federal Claims 28th Annual Judicial Conference previously scheduled for September 24, 2015, has been rescheduled and will take place on May 2 and 3, 2016. The court's traditional Law Day Luncheon will kick off the conference on Monday, May 2, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, in Washington, DC, the Bar Association will sponsor a conference welcome reception that evening, and there may be some other conference activities planned. On Tuesday, May 3, the Judicial Conference and evening reception will take place at the National Press Club as previously scheduled.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you and working together!