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.

While we at the court have been enjoying this hot summer along with the rest of Washington, DC, members of the court's Advisory Council have been hard at work considering timely topics important to the court, chief among them the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the court. After surveying members of the court's bar and conducting a study of effective ADR programs throughout the judiciary, the Advisory Council's Emeritus Leadership Committee is now formulating a new policy to be introduced at the court's annual judicial conference in September. To learn more about the Advisory Council, please visit http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/advisory-council.

The court's 28th Annual Judicial Conference will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, here in Washington, DC. The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will sponsor a welcome reception the evening of Wednesday, September 23, and conference sessions will take place the following day at both the court and the National Press Club. More information about the conference is now available at http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/conferences/2015/. Because of other significant events scheduled to take place in Washington the week of the conference, we strongly encourage you to make your travel arrangements soon.

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

Date: July 21, 2015