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.

We are pleased to welcome spring in the District of Columbia and here at the court as we celebrate both new beginnings and this court's founding principles.

New beginnings: we continue to welcome Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby to the court family. Judge Griggsby joined the court at the beginning of the year after working with the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in various positions since 2004. Judge Griggsby has brought to the bench an extensive knowledge of the federal court system and judiciary policy. Since her confirmation on January 5, 2015, we have enjoyed getting to know her and supporting her transition to the bench. We are thrilled to have her on board.

We are also thrilled to celebrate founding principles with two upcoming events in support of Law Day 2015, for which the American Bar Association has established the theme of "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law."

  • On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Court of Federal Claims Law Day Observance luncheon will take place at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel here in Washington, DC. Registration for this event will be open very soon. Our keynote speaker is Professor A.E. Dick Howard, White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Howard is an expert in the field of constitutional law and recently served as a member of the advisory board convened by the Library of Congress to plan the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition hosted by the Library of Congress in December 2014 and January 2015.
  • From May 4 through May 20, 2015, the court, in partnership with the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress, will host the exhibit "Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015." Please watch the court's website for more information about this exciting opportunity, and please plan to visit the court to enjoy this compelling and informative exhibit.

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

Date: March 20, 2015