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

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

The court is pleased to announce that in 2016, we will welcome back to the bench a number of our senior judges for 90-day periods of recall service: Judge Loren A. Smith will begin his service on January 19, 2016; Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr., on February 1, 2016; Judge Robert J. Yock on April 1, 2016; and Judge Bohdan A. Futey on April 18, 2016.

With the new year now underway, the court is gearing up for our upcoming annual events: the 2016 Law Day Observance Luncheon at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel on Monday, May 2, 2016, to celebrate this year's Law Day theme, "Miranda: More than Words," to be followed by the court's 28th Annual Judicial Conference at the National Press Club on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. In conjunction with these two events, the court will host a meeting of its Advisory Council, and the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will host additional hospitality for members of the bench and bar. In the coming weeks, please visit the Events tab above for more information about these events.

We at the court appreciate your support and look forward to another productive year. We hope to see you soon.

Patricia E. Campbell-Smith
Chief Judge