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Message from the Chief Judge

On behalf of myself and my colleagues, welcome to the website of the United States Court of Federal Claims. I am grateful to the President for appointing me to serve as the chief judge of the court, an institution that has been at the center of my legal career––as a law clerk to then-Chief Judge Loren A. Smith, litigator, special master, and judge––for over 30 years. Read more

Message From the Chief Special Master

On behalf of the seven other special masters and staff attorneys, law clerks, and administrative staff who make up the Office of Special Masters, welcome! The Vaccine Program, as it is colloquially known, came into existence more than 30 years ago after an Act of Congress, and seeks to provide an expedited and fair means of adjudicating claims that a vaccine has caused an injury. Like the Court of Federal Claims itself, we at “OSM” are always mindful of our role as a tribunal that exists to permit citizens to bring claims against the United States. In the effort to ensure that all Vaccine Act claims receive fair consideration, we ultimately seek to serve the petitioners who bring these claims. Read more. For Chief Special Master Corcoran’s biography, please click here.

Scale of Justice

 

 Notice of Adoption of Amendments to Rules
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Scale of Justice

Open Court Admissions will be held at 11:00 a.m. instead of 10:00 a.m. until further notice.

Until further notice, Open Court Admissions will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday of the first full week in every month. Applicants for admission must appear in the clerk's office no later than 10:30 a.m. to complete the items listed in RCFC 83.1(b)(2)(A)(i).

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