2013-2014 Writing Competition Deadline Approaching

Entry deadline for the 2013-14 academic year is 11:59 PM July 18, 2014.  For full details and competition rules, click here.

The bar association received several well-written entries for the 2012-2013 Law Student Writing Competition, most of which were highly meritorious and deserving of substantial praise. The following winners were selected by the committee:

The first place prize of $2,000 was awarded to Frances Wade, who is a 3L J.D. candidate at George Washington University Law School. Frances’ paper is titled, “Temporary Takings and Rails-to-Trails: The Supreme Court’s Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States Invalidates the Federal Circuit’s Ladd v. United States.” A copy of her paper is found here.

The second place prize of $1,000 was awarded to Melanie Migliaccio, who is a 3L J.D. candidate at Liberty University School of Law. Melanie’s paper is titled, “Inconsistency and Uncertainty: The Problem of Applying Partnership Taxation to Limited Liability Companies.” A copy of her paper is found here.

2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship Deadline Approaching

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship.  The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Eastern on July 31, 2014.  The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.  For 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 sandy@cfcbar.org or call 202-220-8638.



President's Message

Lewis Wiener
Lewis S. Wiener

“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]


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Thursday July 24th, 2014 to Thursday July 24th, 2014
Thursday August 14th, 2014 to Thursday August 14th, 2014
Monday November 17th, 2014 to Monday November 17th, 2014

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.