PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


Allison Kidd-Miller
Allison Kidd-Miller

Since 1987, members of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association from both the private bar and the government have worked together to support the Court in administering justice between the United States and its citizens.  Now, 34 years later, our mission is more important than ever. 

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can't catch up with colleagues over coffee between sessions at our Annual Judicial Conference, make new connections at happy hours sponsored by the Young Lawyers' Division, or get to know judges over lunch at our Law Day program.  Instead, many of us now find ourselves working from home "offices" formerly known as the dining room table or the basement, while children attend virtual school in the background, and we see each other only through tiny computer cameras.  But the bar association continues to work as collaboratively and collegially as ever to deliver valuable programming, bringing our members together with the Court and its dedicated staff, even as we physically remain apart. 

This year, we will help introduce you to the newest judges of the Court, bring you lively discussion from the Court and practitioners about what matters to you, and provide educational opportunities across a wide range of areas of expertise.  Whether you're a long-time member of the bar association, or are handling your first case at the Court, I invite you to actively participate in bar association events.  Attend upcoming virtual programs, read our newsletter to find out what's happening at the Court, and keep an eye on your email and this website for many other activities and programs.  And, if you are interested in getting even more involved, we have many opportunities to do so.  Now, more than ever, participation in the bar association can help you thrive professionally and personally, to the ultimate benefit of the Court and all those who appear before it.

Allison Kidd-Miller
President, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association