Chief Judge Margaret M. Sweeney signed an Administrative Order on May 12, 2020, indicating that all case proceedings will be held via telephone or video conference until June 15, 2020, unless express permission is granted by the Chief Judge. The Order can be found by clicking here.

Save the Date:  October 5, 2020
31st Annual Judicial Conference

The 31st Annual Judicial Conference will take place on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  Further details coming soon!

 Spring 2020 Newsletter


The Spring 2020 Newsletter is available for viewing by clicking here




Results of the Annual Meeting/Election

The following were elected at the November 14, 2019 annual meeting/election to serve terms beginning on January 1, 2020:


President*: James Boland (Venable LLP)
President-Elect: Allison Kidd-Miller (Civil Division, National Courts Section, U.S. DOJ)
Treasurer: Bill Bergmann (Baker & Hostetler LLP)
Secretary: Amanda Tatum (Civil Division, National Courts Section. U.S. DOJ)

* Pursuant to the CFC Bar Association Bylaws, James Boland, the 2019 President-Elect, automatically succeeds to the position of President on January 1, 2020, and current President, James Connor, serves as Immediate Past President.

Board of Governors (3 year term):

Scott Bolden (Civil Division, Intellectual Property Section, U.S. DOJ)
Stacey Grigsby (Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP)
David Harrington (ENRD, Natural Resources Section, U.S. DOJ)
Rob Stewart (Tax Division, U.S. DOJ)

Inside 717 Quarterly Update

Please click here to read the quarterly update of Inside 717 (January - March 2019).





Please update your records to reflect our new mailing address:

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
455 Massachusetts Ave NW
Suite 335
Washington, DC 20001

Announcing the Arrival of the Deskbook for Practitioners Sixth Edition (2017)


The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce the arrival of the Sixth Edition of the Deskbook for Practitioners as a service to its members, the court, and all others with an interest in the court.  The Deskbook is a complimentary publication available to all current paid members.  
If you are a current paid member and would like to receive a copy of the Sixth Edition please send a message to and include your current postal mailing address.

We appreciate the service of all those who contributed to the new edition!  



Firm Memberships Available!

We are pleased to invite you to become a charter Firm Member of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association!  Previously available only on an individual basis, membership at the firm level ensures that you and your colleagues don’t miss any of the bar association’s career-building opportunities.  Before renewing your individual membership for 2019, please coordinate with your colleagues to take advantage of the many benefits of membership at the firm level. To learn more please click here.


President's Message

James Boland
James Boland







I am honored to serve as the 33rd President of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association and looking forward to an exciting year. The Bar Association has a long history of service to the Court and public, from our annual Judicial Conference in the fall and Law Day luncheon in the spring, to an active Young Lawyers Division, educational programs including our “Brown Bag” events, periodic newsletter, and law student scholarships. The Bar Association provides an excellent opportunity for private and government practitioners across the Court’s many jurisdictional areas not only to receive legal education and knowledge about the Court, but to socialize and network with both the bar and bench in a collegial environment.   

As we begin 2020, we seek to continue our tradition of preserving and promulgating the heritage and tradition of the Court of Federal Claims. The Bar Association is planning to increase our programming and opportunity for member participation, including the expansion of our traditional Brown Bag educational series with more events on a predictable schedule with CLE credit. In addition, we are planning additional social events with members of the bar and Court family.

We are mindful that the Bar Association thrives the most when Court of Federal Claims practitioners participate actively. If you have had the opportunity to practice before the Court, we encourage you to join the Bar Association and find a way to participate. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the Board if you have any questions or would like to become more involved, as there are many opportunities to volunteer opportunities, including organizing an educational event.

James Boland

President, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

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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.