2017 Carole Bailey Scholarship

The bar association is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Carole Bailey Scholarship.  The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017.  For further details click here.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Vacancy Announcements

The United States Court of Federal Claims is seeking to fill the following vacancies:

Clerk of Court:  Applications accepted April 3, 2017 - May 19, 2017.  Click here for details.
Special Master:  Applications accepted April 3, 2017 - May 5, 2017.  Click here for details.

New Edition of Inside 717 Now Available (3/23/2017)

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.

Cancellation of 2017 Anniversary Celebration Judicial Conference

It is with profound regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2017 Court of Federal Claims Judicial Conference, which was to be held on May 4th and 5th, at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland.  A number of factors led to this difficult decision, among them a recent request from the court that the Bar Association eliminate its reliance on the financial support of private law firms as sponsors of the event.  Since, as you know, the annual conference is jointly sponsored by the court and the bar association, this request made it impossible to continue with the event in its current format.    

We hope to reconstitute some of the conference panels for inclusion in our popular Brown Bag series of seminars, and we are exploring other potential vehicles for collaborative bench-and-bar educational presentations.

Please accept our apologies for this late change in plans.  Of course, full refunds of all paid registration fees will be processed as expeditiously as possible.

New in 2017 - Firm Membership

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 2017, please coordinate with your colleagues to take advantage of the many benefits of membership at the firm level. To learn more please click here.

2016-2017 Law Student Writing Competition

The 2016-2017 Law Student Writing Competition is now open!  Please click here for more details.  The entry deadline is July 14, 2017.

Current Vacant Judgeships on the Court of Federal Claims

Seat Last Held By Vacant Since Pending Since
Lynn J. Bush 10/21/2013 04/10/2014
Emily C. Hewitt 10/21/2013 05/21/2014
Edward J. Damich 10/21/2013 05/21/2014
Nancy B. Firestone 10/21/2013 04/10/2014
George W. Miller 08/07/2013 05/21/2014
Lawrence J. Block 01/08/2016  


President's Message

Edward Passarelli
Edward J. Passarelli

It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the thirtieth 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.

2017 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,

Edward J. Passarelli
President, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

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Monday May 1st, 2017 to Monday May 1st, 2017

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.