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.

Thank you to those members of our court's bar - and especially to those of you who are members of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association - who supported the court by attending our 27th Annual Judicial Conference on November 17, 2014. With roughly 300 people participating in the various events throughout the day, it was the court's largest conference to date. The presentations and panels were thought-provoking and informative. The court's judicial officers very much appreciated hearing from so many of our bar members and learning their thoughts on numerous legal and procedural matters. To those of you who were able to attend, please click here to offer your comments or suggestions for future conferences.

Please save the date for the court's next big annual event on the horizon, which is our Law Day Observance luncheon slated for Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel here in Washington, DC. The theme of Law Day 2015 is "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law," and our keynote speaker will be 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 he recently served as a member of the advisory board convened by the Library of Congress to plan its upcoming exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." As such, I can think of no member of the legal academy who would be a better fit for our 2015 Law Day program.

As we approach the upcoming holiday season, I would like to express my gratitude to the court family and the community of attorneys in our bar who help us administer justice every day. I am pleased with all that we have accomplished together in 2014, and I am looking forward to another year filled with successes and good cheer.

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

Date: November 19, 2014