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.

Early in my tenure as Chief Judge, I announced an initiative to revitalize the court's use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in cases. The court is committed to the fair and expeditious resolution of all cases. Among the tools available in modern day litigation are a variety of methods of ADR that enhance the chance of settlement success. The court wishes to improve the use of this important resource to the benefit of its constituency. During the months of May and June, the court asked the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Board of Governors and the court's 2014 Advisory Council to help develop a draft survey on ADR practices. I'm pleased to announce that earlier this week, we opened that survey to solicit ideas from the attorneys of our bar as well as other attorneys. If you are an attorney and would like to complete the survey, please click here. We look forward to hearing your ideas no later than Friday, August 15, 2014.

Additionally, please save the date for our 27th Annual Judicial Conference on Monday, November 17, 2014, here in Washington, DC. To view our save the date announcement, please click here. Within the next month, we will post a link to our conference website where you can view the conference agenda and materials. Please come back and visit us often for the latest news.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy summer, and thank you for your interest in the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Date: July 18, 2014