Welcome from the Honorable Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, Chief Judge

Greetings. On behalf of the United States Court of Federal Claims, welcome to our website.

As the court begins to transition into fall and look ahead to our next fiscal year, I'd like to take this opportunity to tout some exciting items on the horizon. First, the court remains enthusiastic as we continue the process of redesigning our alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program in an effort to improve the use of this important resource for the benefit of our constituency. On August 15, the court's survey on ADR practices closed, and staff is now busy analyzing the survey results. I am pleased and grateful to report that 220 members of our bar provided feedback via the survey. Our next step will be to identify program options and invite the court's Advisory Council and Bar Association Board of Governors to work with us to develop a plan forward.

Second, the court will spend much of the next two and a half months preparing for our 27th Annual Judicial Conference. The conference will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, in Washington, DC, with morning sessions here at the court and afternoon sessions and an evening reception around the corner at the W Hotel. Please click here to visit our conference website and register today.

Finally, we are pleased to be partnering with the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to present an informational "Court to Court" video program about the Court of Federal Claims. FJC production staff worked closely with us back in June and July to gather information and material about the court, and FJC staff is now fine-tuning the script and editing the video to create the program. We are thrilled about the interest in our court and look forward to sharing the video program with our bench and bar as soon as it is available.

As always, thank you for your interest in the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Date: September 11, 2014