Annual Meeting/Election:  December 2, 2020

Please join the bar association for the Annual Meeting/Election, which will take place via Webex on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:00pm (Eastern).  Please click here for further details, registration and on-line voting.

Fall 2020 Newsletter


The Fall 2020 Newsletter is available for viewing by clicking here




Orders Regarding Paper Filings

Please see the Orders below issued on November 13, 2020 regarding paper filings:

Order Restoring Procedures for Paper Filings

Order Continuing Suspension of Paper Filing Requirements in Pro Se Cases

Order Authorizing the Use of Zoom for Government

In accordance with updated guidance from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and considering Zoom for Government has received a FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (ATO), Zoom may now be used at the United States Court of Federal Claims.  For more information, please see the General Order.

President Trump Designates Eleni M. Roumel as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

On October 19, 2020, President Donald J. Trump designated Eleni M. Roumel as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  For Chief Judge Roumel's biography, please click here.

General Order For USCFC Holiday Schedule 

Please click on the link below for the General Order from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims regarding the upcoming holiday schedule. 

November 27 Holiday Order

Order Restricting Court Access to the National Courts Building Until January 24, 2021

Please click here to read the Administrative Order issued jointly by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


Order Requiring Face Coverings in the National Courts Building

On July 13, 2020, the Chief Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims issued a joint administrative order requiring face coverings in the National Courts Building until August 14, 2020.  The full text of the order can be found here.

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.